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RBC I The Meeker Chamber of Commerce is excited to bring residents and Meeker visitors the Fourth of July Parade and downtown activities.
This year’s parade, themed “Keeping Traditions Alive,” is being sponsored and organized by the Meeker Chamber of Commerce. It is recommended that folks find or bring a comfortable seat to Main Street by 10 a.m. between Seventh and Fourth streets to watch the best “hometown” parade in Colorado.
After the parade, make your way to the courthouse lawn for the Rio Blanco County VFWs’ unveiling of the Rio Blanco County Veterans Memorial bronze sculpture titled “Sacrifice and Resolution.” This sculpture is one of the first modern soldier memorials in the United States and the first in Colorado.
This memorial honors the men and women of Rio Blanco County who served in the armed forces of the United States during peace and war.
Gear up for fun family activities downtown following the sculpture dedication.
The Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District (ERBM) will be hosting the DJ, the bounce house and water inflatable; Faith Baptist Church will be hosting the barbecue; Meeker United Methodist Church will be offering pies for sale; Emmanuel Baptist church will be offering popcorn, sno-cones and great interactive puppetry; the Meeker Arts and Cultural Council, Meeker Education Foundation and the Wagon Wheel OHV Club will each have information booths set up; Outdoor Adventure 4-H and the Girl Scouts will be selling parachute chord bracelets and offering fun games; the FCCLA will be hosting the annual Watermelon Eating Contest; Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials will be welcoming all to participate in their “Minute-to-win-it” games; the Meeker Chamber of Commerce with have an information booth set-up and will be selling circus tickets and Meekeropoly games; and the Rio Blanco County Historical Society will be selling root beer floats.
The ERBM Recreation and Park District will also be hosting this year’s “Main Street Madness” 3-on-3 basketball tournament starting at 1 p.m. on the old elementary school courts.
Rounding out this year’s downtown events will be the Rio Blanco County Historical Society’s Bank Robbery Re-enactment at 3 p.m. in the intersection of Sixth and Main streets.
Folks should arrive early for the Rio Blanco County Masonic Lodge pancake breakfast at 7 a.m., and the ERBM Recreation and Park District’s “Run for your Life” 5K run/walk, with registration at 5:30 a.m.
Plan to stay the day participating in great community activities.
The Meeker Chamber of Commerce is pleased to be a part of this great community and to help everyone celebrate our Independence Day!