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Kristi Carson of Lubbock, far left, sits with members of the Farwell class of 1993 on a float in the 2013 Border Town Day Parade

Border Town Days kicks off Saturday

The 48th annual Border Town Days event will kick off 9 a.m. Saturday with a bicycle contest. The big parade will follow at 10 a.m. starting on Griffin Street in Texico. There will be a BBQ immediately following the parade at the Farwell City Park.

Border Town Days is an annual celebration that takes place every July between the twin cities Texico and Farwell.

The Day in the Park events start at noon. Activities include arts and crafts exhibits, giveaways, antique cars and more. There will be concessions.

The theme for this year is “1950’s Sock Hop and Soda Shop.”

The Schilling girls (Olivia and Gabby Schilling) will perform the National Anthem at 11:30 p.m. for the opening ceremonies. Dolly Shine will headline the musical entertainment schedule.

Shine is a top new country band in Texas. The lineup also includes Chelsi and Kirkland Woods, Hallee Reid and Colton Hollis, Virginia Palaia and Don Nelson.

There will be lots of family fun and events for the kids as well. Some of these include a Ferris wheel, pony rides, water wars and other rides.

All who plan to attend are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and there are no dogs allowed.

Fast facts

• What: Border Town Days

• When: 9 a.m. Saturday

• Where: Griffin Street in Texico

• Cost: Free admission

• Information: 482-3314 or 799-0977


Ad Hoc Committee Meeting - 10 a.m., City Hall, Assembly Room, 321 N. Connelly.

Information: 575-769-7828.

Economic Development Tax Advisory Board meeting — 7:30 a.m., City Hall.

Information: 575-769-7828.

Special city commission meeting — 5:15 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library, North Annex.

Information: 575-769-7828.

DWI Task Force meeting —4 p.m., County Commission Room.

Information: 575-763-7725.

Children’s Hour —10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library.

Information: 575- 769-7840.

Chamber Business After Hours Ribbon Cutting — 4:30 p.m., US Bank, 2501 N. Prince St.

Information: 575-763-3435.


Clovis Community College Labor Management Relations Board meeting — 2:30 p.m., Clovis Community College, Room 405.

Information: 575- 769-4033.


Free Movie (Ender’s Game)— 1 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library.

Information: 575- 769-7840.

End of Summer Bash and 1K Kids Fun Run — 10 a.m., race fee,$10, Municipal Golf Course grounds.

Information: 575-763-6130.

Border Town Days @ Texico — 11 a.m. start, Texico.

Information: 806-481-3681.

Summer Sidewalk Sale — 9 a.m., Main Street & Pile Street Businesses.

Information: 575-763-3435.

Block Party — 1 p.m., Presented by Christian Believers Education and sponsored by Central Baptist Church, Clovis Housing, 2101 W. Grande Ave.

Information: 575-763-1715.

Circle of Love Team Roping — 6 p.m., Curry County Events Center.

Information: 575-935-7000.


Circle of Love Team Roping — 1 p.m., Curry County Events Center.

Information: 575-935-7000.


Free Foreclosure Workshop — 6 p.m., New Mexico Legal Aid Office, 400 Pile St., suite 401.

Information: 505-814-6669.


Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library.

Information: 575-769-7840.


Artist of the Month — Jackie Hinderliter, Clovis-Carver Library.

Information: 575-769-7840.

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