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Mineral parade and carnival time

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 9:00 am

Spring has arrived and with that comes the annual Mineral Volunteer Fire Department’s carnival and parade. This year’s event begins on Wednesday, April 29 and continues through Saturday, May 2 with several special events planned.

The Mineral Fire Auxiliary will hold its annual Miss Mineral Flame beauty contest for young ladies between the ages of six months and 19 years old on Thursday, April 30 at 7 p.m.  There are seven age divisions and applications are currently available at Mineral Auto Parts, Hair Graphics, or by contacting Irene Luck at (540) 894-0663,or emailing The entry fee is $40 per child with an optional $10 photogenic contest.  A rehearsal will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28 at the fire hall and no applications will be accepted after that.

On Friday, May 1, the traditional firemen’s parade will step off down Mineral Avenue at 6:30 p.m.  Entries are being accepted for all categories by emailing the type of entry and contact information to, or by calling (540) 894-0663.

The gates will open each night at 6 p.m. and Ride All Night armbands will be available each evening, as well as individual ride tickets. Family nights are Wednesday and Thursday with less expensive bands and the price increases on Friday and Saturday nights.