December 31, 2003
The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum Riders will be representing the Beverly and Jim Rogers Museum of Lone Pine Film History in this year's Rose parade. In the past, the riders have represented their namesakes museum in Victorville. When that museum closed and moved to Branson. Missouri, Cheryl Rogers Barnett, daughter of Roy and Dale, a long time attendee at the annual Lone Pine Film Festival and Board member of our museum, decided to continue riding and from now on to represent the Lone Pine Film History Museum.
Dorothy Bonnefin, Festival Director and Museum Board member, stated "We are excited about it. The telecast goes all over the world. The Riders are pegged to be entry 60, a little over the half way mark and scheduled to ride directly behind the mayor of Pasadena. Besides Cheryl and her husband Larry, Jim and Beverly Rogers of Sunbelt Communications have been pivotal in the project. There are sixteen riders scheduled to be in the equestrian ensemble. "It's hard to get in that parade," Bonnefin said. "It's very hard to even be included in it!"