BC 4th of July a Red-White-and-Blue Winner

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jensen4th_3The annual parade and picnic for July 4th in Rollins Park went off like a firecracker,  with 350-400 attendees eating pancakes and sausage, hot dogs, and ice cream.  What an exuberant celebration!

Peter Jensen, President of sponsoring BC Kiwanis club,  couldn’t have been prouder when the parade marched by, featuring daughter Junior Grand Marshal Abigail Jensen representing both her family and the community.  Daily Bugle columnist Bill Helm, our personal favorite journalist, featured Abigail in his column July 3rd.

Grand Marshal Verna Shafer, the original designer of Sycamore Park, was also featured in a Bugle column citing her lifetime contributions to the community.   American Legion Post 93 Riders of Camp Verde started off the parade, and the audience sang, saluted, cried, and cheered when the national Anthem was played.

The worducksld-renowned duck race at Sycamore Park was, of course, the next highlight of the day. Prizes of all sorts were won by duck sponsors, and kids of all ages had a wonderful time.

Here is Ray of Ray’s Handyman, the fountain guy, in front of the newly renovated fountain, which is back to its bubby condition at the center of the park.ray2

Beaver Creek 4th of July Pancakes, Parade, Celebration, Duck Race

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Beaver Creek 4th of July Pancakes, Parade, Celebration & Duck Race, Sycamore Park to Rollins Park
On Wednesday, July 4, the Beaver Creek Parade will leave the Sycamore Park area in Lake Montezuma at 9:00 AM and travel south on Montezuma Avenue past the Village Square.  Montezuma Avenue in this section will be closed to other traffic from about 9 until 9:20 AM.  If you need to cross the bridge, please plan to do so before or after this time.
This year the Grand Marshal is Verna Shafer and Junior Marshal is Abigail Jensen.  Parade entrants (walkers, animals, vehicles, floats, etc) should sign up at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station or call 928-567-9401. (If you haven’t signed up already, please just show up at 8:30.) The festivities and pancake breakfast will be in Rollins Park at the Lake Montezuma Village Square. The BC Kiwanis Duck Race will be on Wet Beaver Creek by the bridge at Sycamore Park. For inquiries about display tables, entertainment and activities please call Carol Keeton, Kiwanis Past President, at 928-606-4050.  Scheduled events are over about 12:15 PM, so there is plenty of time afterward for family get-togethers.
For the past several weeks Beaver Creek merchants have been selling Duck Race tickets.  Thank you, thank you to the businesses that have been helping the Beaver Creek Kiwanis raise funds for community projects. This year more than $5000 in prizes have been donated by merchants and individuals to make this one of the best races ever.
The Beaver Creek Celebration schedule and the list of participating merchants who have done Duck Ticket sales this year are below.
Beaver Creek Celebration Schedule
In Rollins Park before the parade
BC Kiwanis donation pancake breakfast: 7 to 8:45 AM
Parade on Montezuma Avenue:  9 AM   
     Led by Camp Verde Post 93 American Legion Riders
Grand Marshal Verna Shafer
     Junior Marshal Abigail Jensen
     Pastor Ken Miller, BC Baptist Church, Master of Ceremony
In Rollins Park after the parade
Flag Ceremony Honor Guard for Rollins Park Flag, Camp Verde American Legion Post 93
National Anthem performed by Charity Worden
Free hot dogs served by Beaver Creek Baptist Church immediately after flag ceremony
Free ice cream cups from BC Adult Center until gone
Parade ribbons donated and awarded by the Copper Canyon FMA and lots of music
Music by performer Lou Lane and DJ Jimmie Willis from Beaver Creek Traders
Tattoos, face painting, water balloons and more until Noon
Games with the Key club & Kiwanis
Community information & vendor displays
Water game fire truck from Montezuma Rimrock Fire District
Kiwanis Duck Race at Sycamore Park: Noon
Duck Ticket Business SponsorsDuck Race Sign
Attitudez On Maine
Beaver Creek Adult Center
Beaver Creek Gas Mart
Beaver Creek Service Center
Beaver Creek Traders
Beaver Hollow Mini-Mart
Candy’s Creekside Cottage
Cricket’s Village Square
Dry Beaver Feed Store
El Patio Bar & Grill
Kiwanis Clothes Closet
Montezuma Dental
Nikki’s Grill
Rask’s Auto Services
Rimrock Resales Thrift Shop
Robbie’s Restaurant
The Honey Hole
Verde Valley Honey
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Park Fountain out of ICU but in Therapy

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Fountain Update:  After a few days, the fountain has exhibited some mechanical problems due to someone tampering with the float.  Ray, the fountain fixer, is working on the problem with Jim Guerreri, who does all the park lawn maintenance. We hope to get things back working soon. Thanks to them both, and Ron and Janet and Tree and Lisa, and everyone else who has been monitoring the patient for signs of relapse.   And to the dog, or child, or adult (who should know better), please leave the blue float alone. It’s not a toy, and the eyes of BCCA are upon you.