Independence Day in Cobre Valley

Get ready to celebrate the 243rd year of the independence of the United States of America. Thursday, July 4 is less than four months away and the Cobre Valley Independence Day Celebration committee is hard at work planning a celebration to keep the patriotic families of the Cobre Valley celebrating from dawn to dusk and still after.

Rise early Thursday morning to join the prayer gathering at 7 a.m. in front of the Center for the Arts to seek the Author of liberty for the protection of our nation as our Founding Fathers once did.

Begin your celebrating by enjoying the music of the Centennial Band beginning at 8 a.m.

Don’t miss a live performance of this year’s patriotic play “A Committee of Patriots Past” in the town square in downtown Globe.

Greet the mayor as he welcomes the day’s celebration ahead, and then brace yourself for the roaring convoy of the American Legion Riders giving their annual Harley Davidson escort of our nation’s flag through downtown.

Sing with pride the national anthem and cheer on the start of this year’s patriotic parade up Broad Street.

Enter your family, business or organization in the parade. Applications will be available at the Cobre Valley Chamber of Commerce.

That is not the end of Cobre Valley celebrating but only the beginning. Get yourselves prepared for an evening of food and music in Claypool by joining the community tailgate party.

Beginning at 4 p.m. pull your vehicle up and lay down the tailgate. Rock until the sun sets and live the freedom, we Americans hold so dear. When the hour finally arrives, it’s lights out and lawn chairs pulled up to enjoy the “rockets’ red glare and the bombs bursting in air” with a brilliant fireworks display from the Claypool tailings.

Get your celebrating ready and stay tuned to this news location for more information as our proud event draws closer.

The public is invited to join a planning meeting at our Independence Day headquarters at the Copper Hen in downtown Globe.

Any vendors or individuals interested in joining the event, contact Jess Bryant at 928-200-6348.