City sponsors Centennial Street Fair

This year, 2009, marks the 100th anniversary of the City of Portales’ incorporation date, 1909.

A Centennial Committee has been hard at work creating and organizing activities to celebrate

this momentous occasion. One of the much anticipated activities is the Centennial Street Fair

which will take place on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 in downtown Portales to include games, J4

BBQ and other food vendors, street performances including fire dancers and other entertainers,

live music, Portales Fire Department Safety House, Portales Police Department Command

Center, and various other artists and demonstrations. The Portales City Council will also be

hosting activities to include reading of the “first” city ordinance, a Roll Call of Mayors, and

other activities. The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

• 5:00pm Portales City Council Meeting, City Hall

• 6:00pm City Flag Raising, City Hall

• 6:00pm-9:00pm Centennial Street Fair, Main Street between 2nd & 4th Streets

• 7:00pm City Council Activities on Main Street

For more information, please contact Community Affairs Coordinator Nicole Wilkening with

the City of Portales at 575-356-6662 ext. 24 or email at

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If you would like more information about this topic, or you would like to schedule an interview,

please call Nicole Wilkening at 575-356-6662 ext. 24 or email Nicole at