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Road Dedication Kicks Off Pioneer Days Parade - April 10
Ceremonial Ribbon-Cutting for Cotton Crossing Scheduled
PEORIA, Ariz. (April 2, 2010) – The city will
dedicate Cotton Crossing, a road critical to the redevelopment of Oldtown
Peoria, during the annual Pioneer Days Festival on Saturday, April 10.
City officials will gather at the intersection of 83rd Avenue and Cotton
Crossing at 9:50 a.m. to cut a ceremonial ribbon and officially unveil the new
road which runs northeast from 83rd Avenue and crosses Grand Avenue before
terminating at Peoria Avenue.
"Many people look forward to the annual Pioneer Days festivities,” said Acacia
District Councilmember Vicki Hunt. “With the ceremonial opening of Cotton
Crossing added this year, there is even more to be excited about."
The Pioneer Days Parade begins immediately after the dedication. Two Peoria
natives, Kenneth P. Johnson and David V. Thomas, will be the Peoria Arizona
Historical Society’s 2010 Pioneer Honorees and serve as the grand marshals of
The day will begin at 8 a.m. with a 5K run and 1-mile family fun walk, the
Cotton Crossing ribbon-cutting and dedication at 9:50 a.m., a family bike ride
and parade at 10 a.m., followed by a family picnic at 11 a.m. The festival
concludes with a screening of Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron at 7 p.m. in the
Peoria Sports Complex.
All activities, excluding the movie screening, take place in Oldtown Peoria,
83rd and Grand avenues, and are free. For more information, call 623-773-7137 or