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Geronimo Day Features Multicultural Blend of Entertainment, Fun

LAS CRUCES -- The 10th annual Geronimo Days Peace Gathering will feature music, food and activities that reflect southern New Mexico's multicultural environment. It will be held Oct. 10-11 at the Sierra County Fairgrounds in Truth or Consequences.

"Geronimo Days is a true blend of Hispanic, Native American and Western cowboy cultures that make this part of the world unique," said Mike Cook with New Mexico State University's Rural Economic Development Through Tourism (REDTT) project.

REDTT, is an NMSU Cooperative Extension Service project that promotes tourism through agriculture.

Featured entertainers will include Nelson Martinez, a KOAT- TV anchorman; Knifewing, the Native American recording artist and screen star; mariachis; bluegrass music; Indian dancers; a cowboy humorist; and storytellers.

There also will be authentic gunfights and historic re- enactments conducted by professional gun fighting troops. Other highlights will include a Wild West show, a frontier town, stagecoach rides, a trail drive cook-off, a car show and arts and crafts vendors. Food booths will feature Indian fry-bread, turkey legs and corn on the cob.

There is a $4 admission fee to attend Geronimo Days. Proceeds benefit the Geronimo Springs Museum in T or C.

For more information, contact Jim Brannon at (505) 894-2181 or Ann Wellborn at the Geronimo Springs Museum, (505) 894- 6600.