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Holiday weekend offers garage sale, City pool and fireworks shows for local residents

Holiday weekend offers garage sale, City pool and fireworks shows for local residents
July 02
07:24 2022

As Americans prepare to celebrate Independence Day on Monday, July 4, several groups in Breckenridge and Stephens County have activities going on this weekend.

Garage Sale Fundraiser

A variety of donated household items, decor, collectibles, books and more are available at the garage sale benefiting the Swenson Memorial Museum.

The Swenson Memorial Museum will continue its fundraising garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Saturday, July 2, at 107 W. Elm, which is the garage behind the museum. The sale will feature a variety of items donated specifically for the sale.

The historical museum is located at 116 W. Walker St. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. The museum is currently closed on Sundays through Wednesdays. For more information, call the museum at 254-559-8471.

City of Breckenridge Swimming Pool

The Breckenridge City Pool will be open on Saturday, July 2, from noon to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, July 3, from 1 to 5 p.m. The pool will be open every Sunday in July from 1 to 5 p.m. but will be closed on Saturdays, except for private parties. According to the City website, the pool will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays with an additional Family Swim Night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. The pool is closed for maintenance on Mondays.

General admission is $3 per person during regular sessions and $1 per person during Family Swim Night hours. Children age 3 and under are admitted at no charge.

For more information, visit the City of Breckenridge website.


The Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce and Stowe’s Independent Services will host the Boomfest Community Fireworks Show today, Saturday, July 2, near the swimming area in the Corley’s Ramp (aka Game Warden’s Ramp) area off of CR 277 at Hubbard Creek Lake. There will be food and beverage vendors set up in the area for those attending the event. The vendors are scheduled from 5 to 10 p.m., and the fireworks display should begin about 9 p.m.

For more information, call the Chamber at 254-559-2301.


The sixth annual Salute in the Salt Flats Fireworks Show is being provided by the Rail A Ranch and Canyon Road Barn and Grill on Monday, July 4. The show will be a benefit fundraiser for local Volunteer Fire Departments. The VFDs will be on scene to support the Rail A in their efforts. The show will be in the vicinity of Canyon Road, located at 5790 FM 3418, south of Breckenridge.

Canyon Road will open at 5 p.m. with a full menu, and Shonda Wood will perform the National Anthem at dusk. KeyCity Entertainment will provide patriotic music from 8 to 10 p.m.

The fireworks show will be free for anyone to attend and watch. Donations to benefit the VFDs will be collected during the show, and the Rail A Ranch will match all donations. Additionally, corporate donations to help pay for the fireworks are being accepted.


Cutline, top photo: The Swenson Memorial Museum is hosting a fundraising garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at 107 W. Elm, which is the garage behind the museum. (Photo by Carla McKeown /Breckenridge Texan)


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