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1973: The City of Tucumcari was busy preparing for the annual Piñata Festival.

Miss Rodeo USA, Sandra Garnett, was scheduled to fly into Tucumcari to participate in Saturday’s festival parade.

Friday was set for the festival’s Kids Day at Dunn Park with tricycle races, turtle races, bubblegum blowing contest, piñata mobile races and a bicycle endurance race.

The Tucumcari Recreation Center was set to host a beard contest and square dance competition on Friday night.

The 1973 Piñata Queen was scheduled to be selected tonight at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Contestants were to be treated to lunch at the Sheraton Inn and would meet their sponsors.

Members of the First Baptist Church were putting on a puppet show for children in downtown.

— The New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque was offering concerts by Faron Young, Charley Pride, Jerry Reed and Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass.

— Southern Union Gas Co. was offering a Speed Queen clothes dryer for $169.95 and a matching washer for $229.95. Buyers would receive a Spartus electric table clock for free.

— The Safeway grocery was advertising cooked shank-portion hams for 88 cents a pound, sliced bacon for $1.52 a pound, all-meat Wilson franks for $1.37 a pound and jumbo bologna for 98 cents a pound.