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By Jon Johnson
PIMA – Residents and visitors will have two chances to celebrate Independence Day in Pima with the town’s annual July 4 breakfast program Thursday, July 4, and its second annual Independence Celebration Saturday, July 6.
The Eastern Arizona Museum and Historical Society along with the town of Pima will host its annual July 4 breakfast and program at Heritage Park (next to the Pima Fire Department), starting with a patriotic program at 6 a.m.
From 6:30 – 8 a.m., an all-you-can-eat breakfast of pancakes, eggs, and bacon will be served for just $3 per person. Veterans and active military will eat free of charge. Proceeds from the event benefit the museum.
On Saturday, the town will hold its second annual Independence Celebration at Blue Ribbon Park (next to the Pima Pool). The event will feature free pool admission from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., free jumping castles and a free BBQ lunch at 1 p.m. Yes, that’s right, everything is free as a thank you to the residents of Pima from its town administration.
The event will also feature horseshoes, volleyball, basketball and more. Vendors will also be hand to offer snow cones and other items for a small charge.
According to Pima Town Manager Sean Lewis, last year the event served 700 plates of BBQ in less than an hour and this year they look to make the event even bigger and better.
For more information call the town of Pima at 485-2611.