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Cheyenne Frontier Days’ ‘Miss Frontier’ and ‘Lady in Waiting’ retain roles amid rodeo cancellation

(Photos courtesy of Cheyenne Frontier Days)

CASPER, Wyo. — Cheyenne Frontier Days has been cancelled for 2020 but will resume in 2021.

The CFD said on Monday, June 1 that Bailey Bishop, who would have been this year’s “Miss Frontier,” will keep that role in 2021. Her “Lady-in-Waiting” Savannah Messenger will also retain her role.

“While I am saddened that we will not be having Cheyenne Frontier Days this year, I understand the importance of keeping our community safe and healthy,” Bishop said in the CFD announcement. “I am honored the General Committee is allowing me the opportunity, and think highly enough of me to continue through next year as Miss Frontier 2021 for the 125th celebration.”

Messenger also shared her perspective in the release.

“I’m confident in the opportunity to represent the Daddy of ‘em All for an additional year with my Miss Frontier and best friend, Bailey Bishop, by my side once again,” she said. “I had the best year building up to the 124th celebration, and I look forward to another successful year getting ready for the unforgettable 125th. The community of Cheyenne is like no other – strong and courageous. We all ride for the brand because that’s the cowboy way. I’m excited to keep doing what we love.”

Bishop is the daughter of Todd and Jan Bishop and is a graduate of Burns High School and studied for two years at Laramie County Community College. The CFD says she is now enrolled as the University of Wyoming.

“Bailey has been involved with CFD most of her life,” the release adds. “She has participated in the Grand Parades, competed in junior barrels, and was a Dandy throughout high school. “

Messenger is the daughter of Kirk and Raedene Messenger and the late Mark Messenger, CFD says. She graduated from Cheyenne Central High School in 2016 and works as a dental assistant. CFD says Messenger is pursuing a degree in communications through LCCC.

“Messenger has participated in the Grand Parades, and she was a Dandy in high school. She volunteers as an outrider on the Parades Committee, and also volunteers on the Public Relations Committee as a coordinator for the visiting state royalty,” CFD says. “Miss Frontier and her Lady-in-Waiting will work together in 2021 to represent Cheyenne Frontier Days in both the United States and Canada.”

The Wyoming Department of Health provides COVID-19 case, variant, death, testing, hospital and vaccine data online. The department also shares information about how the data can be interpreted. COVID-19 safety recommendations are available from the CDC.