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Come to Old Congress Days!

Come to Congress this weekend for a really good time! In keeping with the heritage of Congress’ mining and ranching, the theme for this year is “Reclaiming the Heart of Congress.”

Old Congress Days was established in 1976 by the Moralez and McMillin families of Congress and is being continued by local residents Loretta Moralez, Kit Exum, Jane Summers, and Lynn Tullos.

The events this year are presented by the Congress Senior Center, Desert Village Real Estate, Weaver Mountain Estates, Remuda Ranch and First American Title, and Wickenburg Air.

There will be an open microphone for local musicians to come out and play, a swap meet, festivities and a raffle drawing with loads of terrific prizes, ranging from a Sunrise Mine fountain and a saguaro cactus to a multitude of gift certificates for eating out in the area.

The schedule for Old Congress Days is as follows:

Friday, Oct. 6 – 7:00 p.m. at the Congress Senior Center — a free concert and dancing under the stars to the live music of the Arizona Outlaws featuring local Congress resident Jim Monnett and “Maverick,” world champion fiddle player.

Saturday, Oct. 7 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – The festivities begin with an all-day Swap Meet. Then at 10 a.m. there will be a parade through downtown Congress. Afterwards, Flying M Air will be offering helicopter rides at the helipad beside the fire house. At noon a barbecue provided by Congress Senior Citizens and at 11:30 a Gymkhana, followed by Mucking and Drilling and Gold Panning.

Come by the Information Booth for raffle tickets for great prizes! The Raffle drawing is at 5 p.m.

For information call 427-3969 Kit or Lynn.

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