The pool will be open for the Mayor’s Sunday is Funday, and booths are sold out, the lead organizer has said.
The event is noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 22.
Attendees are asked to wear masks inside Haynes Community Center. Outside, they need to mask up only if that’s how they feel most comfortable. Hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes will be available.
Admission is $1 for people age 13 or older, and free for anyone 12 or younger.
“It’s a lot of fun,” Rio Rancho Kiwanis Club member and event organizer Dave Heil said.
The mechanical bull, climbing wall, three fun jumps, Smokey Bear and Isotopes mascot Orbit are signed on to be part of that fun.
People can win gift cards by answering one of eight questions about Rio Rancho’s history. The DJ will ask questions one by one throughout the afternoon, and the first person to come up with the correct answer gets the gift card.
All answers are in the Observer’s City of Rio Rancho 40th anniversary special section, which will be available at our booth.
For entertainment, Rio Rancho Police will face the Rio Rancho Road Runners wheelchair basketball team on the court and in the chairs. Also, Sisu Dance Academy, Rio Elite All-Star Cheer, Rio Rancho Youth Chorus, Music on the Westside band and Brightburn Irish Dance have agreed to perform.
“That entertainment will be interspersed with our disc jockey,” Heil said.
Haynes Pool will be open, and Haynes Community Center is set to host a raffle. Heil said prizes include a grill from Lowe’s, a VIP suite during the Toughest Monster Truck Tour stop at the Rio Rancho Events Center and a $100 gift card to Premiere Cinemas.
New Mexico Department of Health offering information and Pfizer COVID-19 shots as well.
People who get a shot that day will receive a $100 incentive later. They’ll need to register in advance at cvvaccine.nmhealth.org.
Del Norte Credit Union has become an event sponsor, and the sold-out vendor space will have about 130 booths for attendees to browse.
“Truly Nolen will be bringing their limousine, which the kids all like,” Heil added.
For a full list of raffle prizes and vendors, visit rioranchofunday.com.