Cut Em' Loose! Border Days activities on tap for this week

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GRANGEVILLE – Idaho County residents and visitors are invited to Cut ‘Em Loose at the 104th annual Border Days celebration July 3-5.

A lot of events are set for town and here’s a round-up for all the area cowboys, cowgirls, cowpokes … and everyone else, too:

Each day,

July 3, 4 and 5:

Rodeo Info

Friday, July 3

• Rodeo Slack, 10 a.m. - free admission

• Rodeo Family Night, 6 p.m. - admission $25, family (parents, their minor children)

no alcohol seating available;

$10, individual; $5, under 12; free under 6

Saturday, July 4

• Rodeo, 2 p.m. - admission $10;

under 12, $5; under 6, free

Sunday, July 5

• Rodeo, 2 p.m. - admission $10;

under 12, $5; under 6, free

•The Cowboy Breakfast is set for the Masonic Temple Lodge just off Main Street across from U.S. Bank and B and B Bargain. This runs 6 to 11 a.m. and includes a full, all-you-can-eat shindig.

•Street sports and the Super Egg Toss (there’s no other like it!) will take place each day on Main Street, starting 9 a.m. Grab your kids for a race and then gently grab an egg.

•Parades are set for: July 3 at 2 p.m.; July 4 and 5 at 11 a.m. This year’s theme: “Under the Prairie Skies.”

•The Bicentennial Museum on College Street is open 1 to 5 p.m. and will offer a variety of historical and one-of-a-kind displays as well as a flintnapper, local artist and music. Stop in to view some items of local and national interest, get out of the heat, have some refreshments and use the rest room.

•The rodeo runs all three days: Friday, July 3, is family night, 6 p.m.; July 4 and 5 rodeos are set for 2 p.m.

Friday, July 3:

•The Hole in the Wall Art Show will be held at the Ray Holes Minimall, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

•The Camas Prairie Cruisers Car show will be held at Roy Powell’s home next to Pioneer Park, 9 a.m.- p.m.

•Rodeo slack is at the Border Days Arena starting at 10 a.m. (For all you thrifty readers – it’s free!)

•The toy scramble, sponsored by Grangeville Health and Rehab., will take place for children 6 and younger directly following Street Sports. This is held on Main Street next to Heritage Square.

•Music will be available at the Border Days Arena following the rodeo. Free admission.

Saturday, July 4:

•Firecracker Fun Run will start at 8 a.m. with registration at 7:45 a.m. at Main and State streets.

•Art in the Park, including Walking Tacos and strawberry shortcake, will be at Pioneer Park all day.

•The Kiddies Parade is set for 10 a.m. with sign-up at 9:30 a.m. on the courthouse lawn.

•The Queen’s Luncheon for all visiting royalty who were in the parade will be held at the Eagle Aerie on North C Street at noon.

•Grangeville High School’s all-class reunion is set for the Grangeville Gun Club at 1 p.m. See the special Free Press Border Days section for other reunion times and information.

•Music will be at the rodeo grounds following the rodeo with free admission.

•Fireworks are on tap for 10 p.m. at the GES football field.

Sunday, July 5:

•The Hole in The Wall Art Show at Ray Holes Minimall runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For details log onto www.idahocountyfreepress.com or www.grangevilleborderdays,org.

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