Parker County Today July 2017 - Page 90

our community: SHERIFF’S POSSE Chloe Peacock — The Sweetheart Graduates Pomp and Circumstance — On Horseback BY EMMA MOORMAN T 88 he Parker County Sheriff’s Posse Frontier Days Rodeo drew to a close last month, signaling the last big event in Parker County under the reign of Posse Sweetheart Chloe Peacock. Chloe officially hands over the reins to the new sweetheart in August of 2017, but until then this sweetheart intends to make the most of the time she has left. Chloe is a recent graduate of Weatherford High School with a long family history of involvement with the Parker County Sheriff’s Posse. Her grandfather became a member in 1982, and later served as Posse Captain for two consec- utive terms beginning in 2006 through 2007. Her father, Chad Peacock, became a member in 2004. Not only have the men of the Peacock family been integral to the success of the organization, the women have played a big part as well. Her family legacy of Posse Sweethearts includes Chloe’s cousin Amy in 1990, and her Aunt Joni in 1994. Having been a part of the PCSP events since she was a little girl, how could Chloe not aspire to have a leading role in the posse?  The Posse Sweetheart is an elected position and is seen by the organization as a tremendous honor. The Sweetheart is busy throughout her reign with many duties and needs a strong sense of commitment. Over the past year, Chloe has ridden in numerous area parades and rodeos, and performed small tasks such as posting the colors or helping with different PCSP events.  “I am so grateful for the extraordinary opportunities that the Parker County Sheriff’s Posse has provided me,” Chloe said.