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Tucumcari, Logan, San Jon to host separate Independence Day events

Tucumcari, Logan and San Jon each are organizing festivities this week to celebrate Independence Day that mostly won’t conflict with each other.

On Thursday, July 4, Tucumcari will host an Independence Day parade starting at 10 a.m. The route will begin at Lake Street, go west on Route 66 and end at the Tucumcari Convention Center on the city’s west side.

The Tucumcari / Quay County Chamber of Commerce is inviting those with floats, classic cars, car clubs, horse riders, motorcycles, ATVs, bicycles, walking groups of individuals to sign up on the form online at Cash prizes will be given to the top entries.

Those with questions about the parade can email the chamber at [email protected] or call (575) 461-1694.

Tucumcari’s annual Fourth of July fireworks display will occur at dusk behind the Elks Lodge in the 2100 block of South Adams Street. Dusk on July 4 will be about 8:40 p.m.

Also on Thursday in Logan, the Missouri-based Clay Clear Band will play at the marina on Ute Lake starting at 7:30 p.m.

The band, during a show in March at The Annex in Logan, helped raise over $3,000 for the family of slain New Mexico State Police patrolman Justin Hare.

The Ute Lake Expo Craft Fair will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the American Legion bingo hall at 100 S. Eighth St. in Logan. The fair also will run a concession stand.

Logan’s annual Red, White and Ute festivities will begin on Saturday, July 6, with the 10 a.m. parade on First and Second streets in the village.

The parade will line up at 9:30 a.m. behind the Old County Inn motel. The area chamber will offer cash prizes of up to $300 for the top entries.

The parade’s grand marshals will be Hare’s two young daughters, Juliann and Caydence.

The First Baptist Church of Logan sanctuary at 601 Armijo St. will host its annual Covering Our Heroes with Quilts presentation at 11:30 a.m. after the parade.

Logan is selling raffle tickets that include a $10,000 prize or a Yamaha UMAX Rally golf cart valued at $14,495.

The 20-minute professionally run fireworks show over Ute Lake at Windy Point will begin about 9 p.m. Saturday. Fireworks are not allowed in the park.

In San Jon, the festivities to celebrate America’s independence will be on Sunday evening.

The San Jon Community Center at 2357 Highway 469 will serve free hot dogs and chips, with locals bringing homemade ice cream, at 7 p.m. Sunday.

The village’s fireworks display, sponsored by the First Baptist Church of San Jon, will be about 9 p.m. Sunday.

The community center will sell raffle tickets for a homemade quilt to raise money for the fireworks.

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