This year’s annual Boom Days Parade will be led by Grand Marshal Mary Jo Copper, a Leadville resident since 1948, a small business owner, wife and mother, grew up and married Bill Copper who worked for Mr. Carlton the owner of the Carlton Tunnel/ Busk Tunnel, he also lived and worked in the tunnel. Mary Jo is the mother of one daughter and three boys. She has ten grandchildren, and sixteen great grand children with two more on the way. Mary Joe has been a fixture of Leadville life for over 68 years.
Based on being an outstanding citizen in the community, this honor was awarded to Mrs. Mary Joe Copper by the Boom Days Committee.
The parade begins at 10 AM sharp on Saturday, August 6th and usually lasts at least an hour. Bring a hat, water and chair to help you enjoy the parade.