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MEEKER I The Meeker Chamber is hosting a variety of activities over the Fourth of July celebration that are designed to offer something for everyone this year. The diverse schedule begins with a celebration of open-air painting. From June 15 to July 3 people are invited to enter their Plein Air paintings, the guideline being within a 50 mile radius of downtown Meeker. There will be a Plein Air art reception at 6 p.m. on July 3 in downtown Meeker, followed by an art exhibit on the July 4, wrapping up with the Plein Air Art awards and auction on July 6, all being held in the downtown area. There will be cash awards for the best of show and people’s choice.
On July 5 the chamber is introducing the Smokin’ BBQ Showdown on the courthouse lawn at 5 p.m. There will be $100 cash prizes for the winners in three categories: pork ribs, chicken, and backyard BBQ (everything else). People are welcome to come enjoy live music, a beer garden and cheer on their team. The registration deadline is June 28. Get your team together and “get grillin‘”
On July 7, the second annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be held on the old elementary school basketball courts. The games will start at 9 a.m. with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. There will be six divisions separating men, women and age groups. Registration fee is $40 and teams can be three or four people per team. Competitors are welcome to enter on more then one team in different divisions, or in the same division if one team is more then three players in the event the two teams face each other. Kids are welcome to play a division as well.
There are many new and fun activities to get everyone involved. Come out enjoy the art, barbecue and basketball during this year’s Range Call Celebration. For more information on any of the events please call the Meeker Chamber of Commerce or visit them online.