8th annual Tombstone Wild West Days - Tucson News Now

8th annual Tombstone Wild West Days

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TOMBSTONE, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

On Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19, 2017 the Wild West Detachment, Marine Corps League will be presenting the 8th Annual Tombstone Wild West Days (A Salute to the Men and Women of the Armed Forces) on Historic Allen Street in the Town “Too Tough To Die”.

There will be live entertainment on Historic Allen Street Saturday, March 18 from 10 A.M. to approximately 4 P.M. followed by a USO Canteen Dance, starting at 4 P.M. at Big Nose Kate’s Saloon located on Historic Allen Street. There will also be a Silent Auction throughout the evening which will start at 4 P.M. and conclude at 7 P.M. sharp.

Also on Saturday, March 18, 2017 there will be the 8th Annual Salute to the Troops Parade, which will be combined with Tombstone’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day so the “Wearing of the Green” is encouraged. The Parade will kick-off at 11 AM at the corner of Sixth and Allen Streets and conclude at American Legion Roy Fourr Post 24 located on the corner of Second and Allen Streets.  

All Bands, Marching Units, Groups, Riding Units, (Motorized/Horse Drawn) Veterans Organizations, Floats, and Individuals are urged to participate. There is “NO ENTRY FEE” to participate in the parade and sign-up for the Parade will be on Sixth and Allen Streets starting at 10 AM on the day of the parade. 

This event/ parade is to “Salute” to the Men & Women of the Armed Forces past and present who  served our country honorably and all veterans and active duty personnel are urged to attend. This year there will be awards presented to the three best parade entries saluting our military personnel or St. Patrick’s Day.

On Sunday, March 19,at 10:30 AM entertainment will resume and continue until approximately 2:30 P.M. when the raffle drawing will take place.

Throughout  Wild West Days Weekend , the Marine Corps League Detachment will have an Information/Merchandising  Booth, located at the corner of  Fourth And Allen Streets, where they will be selling  Raffle Tickets for a “Home Defense” Weapons Package as well as having  Wild West Detachment T-Shirts, Baseball Caps, Challenge Coins,Shotgun Shot Glasses, Coffee Cups and Bandana’s available  for sale. Raffle tickets will be $1 each or 6 for $5.

Tombstone Wild West Days is Sponsored by the Wild West Detachment Marine Corps League and the Merchants of the City of  Tombstone, Arizona. All net proceeds will be donated to the United Services Organization (USO) to support our Military  Personnel at Home and Overseas.

For any additional information or to obtain a Parade Application contact W.F. “Bronco Bill” Pakinkis at (520)266-5266 or e-mail him at broncobill@powerc.net or mail a request to the Wild West Detachment Marine Corps League, P.O. Box 311, Tombstone, AZ 85638.

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