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Border Days 2018: Event activities run July 4-6

“I am honored to serve as grand marshal of these festivities and represent the oldest rodeo in Idaho.”
— Ernie Robinson, White Bird, 2018 Border Days grand marshal

Photo by Lorie Palmer
“I am honored to serve as grand marshal of these festivities and represent the oldest rodeo in Idaho.” — Ernie Robinson, White Bird, 2018 Border Days grand marshal



— Welcome to the 107th annual Grangeville Border Days.

Events are set to take place Wednesday through Friday, July 4, 5 and 6.

A full schedule of events was inserted in last week’s Free Press, along with the Border Days special section, which highlights many of the week’s activities. Find these at local businesses or pick up copies at the Idaho County Free Press office, 900 West Main Street (across from Zip Trip/Taco Johns and in front of P1FCU).

Grand marshal 2018 Ernie Robinson, White Bird, welcomes friends, family and visitors to Grangeville for the celebration.

“I am honored to serve as grand marshal of these festivities and represent the oldest rodeo in Idaho,” he said. Be sure to give Robinson a wave as he rides his horse in the parades and also makes his way through the Border Days Arena prior to the rodeos.

Border Days Queen Micaela Farris and Princess Bella Klapprich, both of Grangeville, are also excited to continue their reigns through the week.

“We love Border Days and have grown up with it our whole lives,” the Grangeville High School seniors said. “We hope to see the whole community out for the special events this week.”

The Cowboy Breakfast at the Masonic Lodge just off Main Street (across from U.S. Bank) will be served each day from 6 to 11 a.m.

Street sports, with old-fashioned foot races and the Super Egg Toss, are set for Main Street every day at 9 a.m.

The Bicentennial Historical Museum offers an array of displays, focusing this year on World War I, the commemoration of the sinking of the Tuscania and local Quilts of Valor honorees. The museum is open 1 to 5 p.m. and is located at 305 North College Street.

Parades will be held at 2 p.m. each day with the Kiddies Parade on the Fourth at 1 p.m., and the Toy Scramble following the parade on July 5.

Cut ’em Loose at rodeo, set for 6 p.m. each night. Family night is July 4 and “Pink Out the Stands” for cancer awareness is set for July 6. Enjoy live music following the rodeos July 5 and 6.

Art in the Park, featuring a full exhibit of local arts and crafts vendors, games, music and food, is set for July 4 at Pioneer Park, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Fireworks will be held at the GHS Football field at 10 p.m. on July 4.



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