Cowgirls celebrated at an annual brunch

Cowgirls celebrated at an annual Brunch
Cowgirls celebrated at an annual Brunch(Valeria Fugate)
Published: Jul. 27, 2022 at 11:19 AM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Women of all ages, or rather cowgirls, were celebrated today.

At the kick-off brunch and fashion show at Little American Monday morning.

“To come in and keep the history of women in the west alive. We hear a lot about the cowboys. But actually, it was the women who tamed the west,” said Sharon Russell, former President of Cowgirls of the West.

The Cowgirls of the West celebrated their annual fund-raiser.

This event not only celebrates the frontier women that played such a large role in Wyoming culture and history but it also helps keep their museum open and free for the community, tourists and schools.

This year’s Cowgirls of the West’s honoree was Edith Fosler. a 35-year librarian at Carey Junior High.

Her work focused on educating the youth in our community and now she volunteers at the cowgirl museum, teaching about Wyoming women in history.

”It shows that we were almost in front of the men leading them into a good life,” Edith “Edie” Fosler, Honoree and Former Librarian.

This year several national and international Rodeo Pageant Queens and Ms. Frontier and her Ladies graced the event.

The event also had a silent auction and a scholarship that helps support the Laramie County Community College and merchants from out of state.

Many women of prominence were in attendance.

“Well you know cowgirls are tough, and so being able to share their stories of resilience here in Wyoming is just amazing. That’s what Cowgirls of the West does it just keeps that spirit alive, and really honors people,” said Jennie Gordon, Wyoming’s First Lady.

The brunch also was also sponsored by Dillard’s and the local shop desperado depot.

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