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Sublette Examiner
Volume 5, Number 14 - June 30, 2005
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Fourth of July Happenings

by Casey Dean

The Fourth of July is the opportune day to celebrate America, chow down on some apple pie and roast a hot dog. The entire weekend will be dedicated to this celebration and a short vacation in Sublette County.

Weather predictions call for highs in the upper 60s to 70s Friday. It should remain clear through Saturday night, with highs reaching the 70s and 80s. Sunday may cool off a bit with some clouds; highs may still reach the 70s. Monday is predicted to be partly cloudy with highs in the 70s. With recent trends of afternoon showers, be sure to pack an umbrella to all the Sublette County fun!

If you graduated from Big Piney High School, you are welcome to attend the school reunion Saturday, July 2; the event includes a catered lunch at the Wenz cabin. It is asked that those who plan on attending RSVP at 805-748-9744.

Festivities open to individuals of all ages, from near or far, include the Chuckwagon Days Saturday, July 2, through Monday the fourth in Big Piney and Marbleton.

A Little Buckaroo rodeo will be held Saturday; LaBarge has a full day of celebrations. Breakfast will be held at 7 a.m. The parade will follow at 11 a .m., and a team roping event will take place that Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the LaBarge rodeo grounds.

The Chuckwagon Chug walk/run 5K and 10K will start from the Big Piney High School parking lot at 8 a.m. Registration will be held at 7:30. This event benefits the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Wyoming and will end just in time for the parade down Main Street at 10 a.m. Follow the procession out of town to the Sublette County Fairgrounds for a free barbecue. That afternoon, join or cheer for the rodeo - be sure to secure entry forms from the library or Office Outlet if you intend to compete.

That same afternoon, the Town of Pinedale will host its annual Fourth of July Town Picnic in the American Legion Park (moved from the Boyd Skinner Memorial Park due to renovations being made there).

The evening of the fourth, both Big Piney and Pinedale will put on firework displays for onlookers after dark; the new moon will start waxing the sixth, so the evening should provide the perfect dark skies.

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