87°F
weather icon Clear

More entrants sought for July 4 parade in Pahrump

The chief organizer of Pahrump’s Fourth of July parade at the Calvada Eye is hoping to draw more entrants to the popular annual event.

The Calvada Eye, off of South Highway 160, encircles the Nye County Board of Commissioners’ complex along Walt Williams Drive.

Earlier this week, Linda Wright said that so far, just six entries had signed on to participate next Thursday, to be judged in five different categories, including judge’s choice, most patriotic, and most family-friendly.

“It’s always a lot of fun and we usually have up to 25 entries,” Wright noted. “We really need more, and anyone who is interested in participating in the parade can contact me and I will send them an application or they can pick up an application at the VFW Post 10054 on Homestead Road. We have motorcycles and floats. The entry fee is $25.”

With Independence Day falling on a Thursday this year, Wright said individuals and groups should not waste time to sign up for the parade, as the deadline is next Wednesday, July 3.

“The parade itself starts at 9 a.m. and goes around the Calvada Eye,” Wright said. “There will also be a $5 pancake and sausage breakfast brought to us by the VFW Post 10054 from 6 to 7 a.m. at the Calvada Eye on the grass. We just hope everyone comes out and joins us in celebrating the Fourth of July as well as cheering on their favorite float. We are also hoping everyone has a wonderful and safe Fourth of July while celebrating the freedom of our country.

“Each year, we get more and more people who come out and watch the parade, and hopefully, we will have more people this year.”

For additional information on the parade, contact Wright at 775-419-7857.

Contact reporter Selwyn Harris at sharris@pvtimes.com. On Twitter: @pvtimes

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Nellis airman killed in US 95 rollover crash near Nye County

Four Nellis Air Force airmen were seriously injured and one died after a rollover crash early Wednesday on U.S. Highway 95 near Lee Canyon Road.

Pahrump’s Mountain Falls gets thumbs up for 52 more homes

After delaying a request for approval for a tentative subdivision map for Mountain Falls, the Nye County Commission readdressed the item at its July 16 meeting, eventually giving the tentative map the green light with a 4-1 vote.

Helping hands turn Pahrump house into home

The Pahrump Valley Rotary Club is an organization dedicated to community service, touting the slogan, “service above self” and it is always actively seeking ways to help the community it calls home.

Pahrump nonprofit enhancing its space through grant

A Pahrump nonprofit that focuses on addiction rehabilitation services has gotten a boost from the Home Depot Foundation.

Nye County District Attorney’s Report

Editor’s note: The Nye County District Attorney’s Report is provided by the office of DA Chris Arabia. Plans call for it to be provided on a monthly basis as the information becomes available. Duplicate names represent separate cases. See pvtimes.com for a look at recent DA reports.

Celebration set for brownfields project in Nye County

The community is invited to attend a celebration marking the first successful brownfield cleanup completed by the Nevada Rural Brownfields Partnership utilizing the revolving loan fund, the Rural Desert Southwest Brownfields Coalition announced.

Fatal crash west of Tonopah area

The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that involved three vehicles, west of Tonopah.