Posted: Friday, June 10, 2011 2:19 PM
Mitch Lies/Capital Press
Participants in the "Happy Canyon Outdoor Pageant and Wild West Show" gather on the steps of the Capitol in Salem on June 10, moments after the show was named the state's official outdoor pageant and wild west show.
SALEM -- About a dozen representatives from the "Happy Canyon Indian Pageant and Wild West Show" are in Portland this weekend to participate in the Portland Rose Festival Parade.
For a side trip, on June 10, the group took its bus to Salem to see the Oregon House designate the pageant the state's official outdoor pageant and wild west show.
"I think it is a very fitting tribute to our show and the volunteers that make it happen," said Jason Hill, show director.
Hill said upward of 500 volunteers participate in the show each year, and dozens more volunteer behind the scenes.
The show, which started in 1916, takes place in Pendleton each September during the Pendleton Roundup. It includes a narrative of Oregon's history.
The resolution passed the House by a margin of 56-0. Previously it passed the Senate by a margin of 27-0.
The resolution does not need the governor's signature to become official.