Due to a lack of response from home-schoolers, the Capt. Tammy Memorial Scholarship is now open to any student who graduated from a Valencia County high school and is attending UNM or UNM-Valencia full-time regardless of what year of college. Mail a copy of transcripts along with a one-page essay about how this scholarship will help you in your education progress to: Scholarship, PO Box 819, Belen, N.M., 87002. Long-Archuleta’s parents would like to give 10 $500 scholarships this year. The deadline is Sunday, Aug. 1.
School of Dreams Academy will host a Community Extravaganza from 3-7 p.m., Wednesday, July 28, at the campus, 906 Juan Perea Road, Los Lunas. There will be a vaccine clinic for those 12 years old and older.
National Night Out around Valencia County
Los Lunas Police Department is hosting National Night Out from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Daniel Fernandez Memorial Park. There will be free food and a school supply giveaway.
The Belen Police Department will be holding its event from 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Anna Becker Park. There will be free food, such as hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, snow cones and more, games, bouncers, raffle prizes and a water slide. The Valencia County Animal Shelter will also be hosting a pet adoption during the event. A parking shuttle service will be provided by Calvary Chapel Rio Grande Valley, which will be the pickup point beginning at 5:45 p.m. until 9:15 p.m. Businesses on Reinken Avenue across from the park have agreed to allow parking in their lots beginning at 6 p.m.
Valencia County Sheriff’s Office is holding its National Night Out event from 5:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Tomé. There will be free food, live music and door prizes. They will also be accepting donations of school supplies for all grade levels.
2021 Valencia County Fair
The 88th annual Valencia County Fair will be held Aug. 1-8 at the fairgrounds in Belen. Events include various animal shows throughout the week, a pie-eating contest and corn hole tournament on Friday, Aug. 6, the hamburger eating challenge, a chile cook-off, junior livestock show on Saturday, Aug. 7.
The annual Valencia County Fair Parade will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 7, on Main Street in Belen. The theme of this year’s parade is “Wild West.” Those who want to participate is asked to contact the Greater Belen Chamber of Commerce at [email protected] or call 505-463-5558 for more information or a registration form.
Bosque Farms Community Fair
The annual Bosque Farms Fair will be held Aug. 6-7 at the Bosque Farms Rodeo Association grounds. An ice cream social will kick off the fair at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 6, in the Cowboy Hall, and the toad races will begin at 6:30 p.m. The parade, which begins at 8:30 a.m., will start at the corner of Margaret Drive and the South Loop and travel to the rodeo grounds. There will also be a car show, kids races, horseshoe pitching, dog show and more.
Valencia County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo
The annual Valencia County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo will be held at 7 p.m., Aug. 6-7, at the VCSP Arena. There will be bull riding, saddle bronc, bareback bronc, barrel racing, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, team roping, mutton busting and break-away roping. The cost of admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 4-12 years old, and free for children ages 3 and younger.
Los Lunas Class of 1971 reunion
The Los Lunas High School Class of 1971 will hold its 50th class reunion from 4-7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 7, at Teofilo’s, 144 Main St. in Los Lunas. RSVP by July 22 to John Tull at 505-249-6104, 505-869-0072 or email [email protected]; or Beth Spraberry at 903-271-6881 or email [email protected]
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