Bill Dawson has been a Round-Up volunteer for over 50 years, beginning on the hay crew and later working on telecommunications. The majority of his volunteerism, however, has been in maintaining the historic wagons and stagecoaches used in the Westward Ho! Parade.
Dawson has also been recognized for his service to the Round-Up by received the Round-Up Outstanding Volunteer Award, the Orville Gerberding Memorial Award, and just recently, he was named the Grand Marshal for this year’s Westward Ho! Parade.
Dawson is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and beyond the Round-Up volunteers with the Red Cross, Umatilla County Heritage Station, and the Pendleton Chamber of Commerce.