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Yarnell is happening for Labor Day weekend

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Denise Roggio will perform her new song, “Yarnell Rising,”  Monday in front of the Yarnell Market as part of the town’s Labor Day weekend celebration.

Courtesy photo<br> Denise Roggio will perform her new song, “Yarnell Rising,” Monday in front of the Yarnell Market as part of the town’s Labor Day weekend celebration.

YARNELL - If you're looking for something to do this Labor Day weekend without having to drive hours away to do it, the Yarnell-Peeples Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting a grand reopening of the communities' commercial districts beginning Saturday and running through Monday.

"It's important to have an event to celebrate because it demonstrates the rebirth of the town after the fire," chamber president Chuck Tidey said. "We're going to have musicians performing up and down the street. It'll be a joyous celebration, a reason for people to get out and about and enjoy themselves. We also want people outside the community to know that our commercial district is open and invite them to come up and support our community by supporting our businesses."

The Yarnell Community Garden Project is set to have a garden stand from 8-11 a.m. in front of the Yarnell Community Center, 22302 S. Highway 89. The stand will feature a variety of fresh picked produce for sale.

Entertainer Roy Joseph will be performing for crowds from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside of B-Wear located on Highway 89.

Yarnell T-shirts will be for sale all weekend at various locations throughout the community. Proceeds from the sales help benefit the Yarnell Recovery Group.

In addition to live music, food and shopping, visitors to the event will have the chance to give an animal a forever home. Petey's Playground, a non-profit, foster-based pet rescue program will be hosting a pet adoption center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, in front of the Blue Barn at Table Top Way and Highway 89.

On Monday, Denise Roggio will be performing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the Yarnell Market at 22512 Highway 89. Roggio wrote the tribute song, "Blazing Honor" for the Granite Mountain Hotshots.

"What I'm most looking forward to is hearing Denise Roggio's new song, "Yarnell Rising" on Monday," resident and Yarnell Recovery Group member Kathy Montgomery said. "I expect this new song will celebrate the growth we're beginning to see and feel in the community."

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