2019 Border Days Royalty

Queen Colby Canaday

Border Days Queen 2019: Colby Canaday

By Lorie Palmer, Idaho County Free Press

GRANGEVILLE – Colby Canaday has followed in the footsteps of her sister, Taylor, and cousin, Megan, in her involvement in Border Days royalty.

“I have had a great time representing Border Days, laughing and just enjoying time with my cousin, Molly, this year,” Canaday said. Molly DeFord is the current Border Days princess.

Canaday, 17, is the daughter of Gary and Lisa Canaday of Grangeville and is sister to Taylor and Dylan, and granddaughter to Janet Klement.

This fall, Canaday will begin her senior year at Grangeville High School where she will serve as ASB president. At school she has been involved in HOSA and student council and has played volleyball and basketball and participated in High School Rodeo.

Canaday is a member of Lively Livestock 4-H Club and Triple Bar Dill Team and has served as drill team princess. She is also a former Central Idaho Rodeo Association princess.

“I love seeing all the little girls’ faces when they see us,” riding down the street in parades or at rodeos, Canaday smiled. She has two quarter horses: Blaze and Vegas.

In her spare time, Canaday works as a hostess at Seasons Restaurant. Following graduation from high school, she plans to attend Boise State University and major in sports medicine.

Princess Molly DeFord

Border Days Princess 2019: Molly DeFord

By Lorie Palmer, Idaho County Free Press

GRANGEVILLE – Grangeville Border Days Princess Molly DeFord recently accomplished a major goal: she graduated with honors from Grangeville High School in May.

The 18 year old is the daughter of Carl and Lori DeFord of Grangeville and has two siblings: Megan (and husband Wade) Peterson and brother, Justin DeFord. Her grandparents include Janet Klement and Glen DeFord.

“I have enjoyed this year, reigning with my cousin, Colby,” DeFord said. “I have also really liked meeting new people, including all the royalty girls.” Colby Canaday is the current reigning Border Days queen.

DeFord is a member of Fenn Livestock 4-H Club for eight years and at GHS was involved in HOSA and served as ASB treasurer. She also participated in basketball, volleyball, softball and track while in high school. She is a member of the Sts. Peter and Paul Youth Group.

DeFord had planned to rider her 12-year-old quarter horse, Dutch, for Border Days and remaining royalty events; however, Dutch is recovering from a recent injury. She will ride her aunt’s horse, Tweeter.

“This summer I will be working for the Forest Service as a range technician,” she said. “In the fall I will attend Boise State University to study social work and masseuse.”

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