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Sequins & Saddles kicks off Territorial Days

First year for tickets at the door

Sequins and Saddles band. (Courtesy)

Sequins and Saddles band. (Courtesy)

The Chino Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and Horses with Heart have teamed up again for the annual Sequins and Saddles event, kicking off this year’s Territorial Days, said Chamber of Commerce Director Lorette Brashear.

From a barbecue dinner and a chuck wagon to give it that theme and ambiance to line dancing and music by the Rusty Pistols, the community has rounded together to make it a great event, Brashear said.

Gates open at the Horses with Heart arena, 2705 South Highway 89, at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, though dinner isn’t served until a little bit later.

“People can kind of come in, have a drink, learn how to line dance, mix and mingle and then we’re going to start serving dinner anywhere between 6 to 6:30 p.m.,” Brashear said. “It’s going to be a self-serve.”

Tickets are $30 in advance, available at the Chino Valley Area Chamber of Commerce, 175 Road 2 South, or at Horses with Heart. There are also tickets at the door for $35 and this is the first time they have been available die to a demand for them.

Alongside the food and dancing will be a live auction by Harris Auction which will feature western art, including pieces by local artists who paint pictures of Chino Valley, leather goods, saddles, homemade pies and more, Brashear said.

“It’s the perfect launch, a fun time with your friends. Just come have fun, have some drinks and learn how to line dance with your friends,” she said. “Do the pie auction, get a chance to eat some homemade, yummy pies. There’s some great women that have already been bringing out their southern pie recipes.”

Sequins and Saddles is going to have music from The Rusty Pistols, too, Brashear said, calling them the best musical representation of Chino Valley.

Since it’s the launch to Territorial Days, the hope is to draw a large crowd, she said. As a barnyard hoedown, it really is the event for Chino, Brashear said.

“Nothing else is like this in Prescott or Prescott Valley,” she said. “We’re just trying to stay with what’s unique to our area and what works with our area.”

For more information, contact the Chino Valley Area Chamber of Commerce at 928-636-2493, or visit the website at www.chinovalley.org, or Horses with Heart at 928-533-9178.