Volunteering Vale duo named grand marshals for 4th of July Rodeo

Dave and Bonnie Westerberg are thrilled to be named grand marshals for the 2022 Vale 4th of July Rodeo. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL)

VALE – Dave Westerberg doesn’t come across as a daring kind of guy.

Solid, dependable and down-to-the-ground honest perhaps, but not someone to throw caution to the winds.

Except once. When he was at the College of Idaho after graduating from Caldwell High School in the late 1950s.

“I had a buddy and he said, say, have you seen this blond-haired girl running around? I said yeah. He said, ‘I bet you can’t get a date with her,’” said Dave.

He wasn’t sure about the fine details of the results of the dare, only that when he took the dare he met his future . . .