4th of July party features fireworks, music, games, dancing<BR>
Chino Valley's 4th of July extravaganza to celebrate America's birthday will feature a 35-minute $10,000 fireworks display, live music from "Three of a Kind," dancing, a "beer garden," food, and games for the youngsters.
All events will take place at the Susan A. Williams Equestrian Center at the town's Old Home Manor recreational site. To reach the center, take Perkinsville Road to Rodeo Drive and turn left.
Most of the holiday festivities will start about 6:30 p.m., but the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce will open its "beer garden" at 5 p.m. to raise money to support projects of the chamber of commerce.
There is no entry fee to the equestrian center for the 9 p.m. fireworks, but children who want to play in inflatable castles, jousting slides and try bungee bull riding will pay a vendor a $5 per child fee to play all night long.
The Chino Valley Youth Football Association will be selling hot dogs, hamburgers and other dinner food items, and the Chino Valley American Youth Soccer Organization will be selling ice cream, snow cones and other desserts.
The proceeds from food sales will support local youth programs.
"Three of a Kind" will start playing music at 7 p.m. for listening and dancing. The 4th of July celebration will wind down about 11 p.m.
"Come early and have a blast," said Katie Martinez, event coordinator for the Chino Valley recreation department.
"Get to Old Home Manor early for the best parking and don't forget to bring lawn chairs to set up in the arena to watch the 9 p.m. fireworks," she said.
Call Martinez at 636-9780 for more information.