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Marana Founders' Day

Founders' Day connects town to its rural heritage

Founders' Day connects town to its rural heritage

Cowboy activities are central to Founders' Day. One activity in 2011 was the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Competition. Above, rider Kenneth Basham, from Goodyear, hits one of the target balloons. Saturday's event will be run by the Marana Heritage Conservancy.

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Founders' Day connects town to its rural heritage

Founders' Day connects town to its rural heritage

Safe to say, some horses will be on hand for this Saturday's Founders' Day. Karli Surrett checked out Hancock Ten at the 2011 festival.

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Founders' Day connects town to its rural heritage

Founders' Day connects town to its rural heritage

Marana has its origins in agriculture, and a tractor display was proof of that at a past Founders' Day. Expect more tractors at this Saturday's event.

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Founders' Day connects town to its rural heritage

Founders' Day connects town to its rural heritage

Western music, anyone? The 2011 event featured well-known musician Bill Ganz performing with his Western Band.

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Founders' Day connects town to its rural heritage

Founders' Day connects town to its rural heritage

After a one-year hiatus, Marana Founders' Day is back, with a parade and daylong, agriculture-focused carnival atmosphere meant to celebrate the town's heritage and culture.

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Marana festivals merge to make one giant event

Marana festivals merge to make one giant event

A member of the female riding group Florecitas del Desierto headed down the street during the Founders' Day parade back in 2009.

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Marana festivals merge to make one giant event

Marana festivals merge to make one giant event

If you're looking forward to Marana's annual Founders' Day festival, you'll be waiting longer than usual this year.

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Marana festivals merge to make one giant event

Marana festivals merge to make one giant event

Members of the Southwestern Buffalo Soldiers Association participated in Marana's Founders' Day Parade in March 2007. Founders' Day, which has been held in March, will be combined with Marana's heritage festival and held in October.

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Town's big event was under budget

Despite the sour economy, it appears Marana's 33rd annual Founders' Day celebration was a success, town Parks and Recreation Director Tom Ellis told the Marana Town Council at its March 30 meeting.

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Marana's Founders' Day coming up

Families, unite. Founders' Day in Marana is just around the corner on March 20, and it has some favorite standbys as well as new attractions for people of all ages.

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