Nevada Pops and singer Clint Holmes honored our nation’s heroes during the Eureka’s Fourth of July community celebration. Photo by Teri Nehrenz

Eureka Casino’s Rockets over the Red Mesa Fourth of July celebration was once again the summer event of the season as thousands of residents and visitors enjoyed taking part in the festivities, browsing the vendor booths to learn more about the various non-profit organizations in the city, listening to the Nevada Pops and singer Clint Holmes saluting our nation’s heroes and last but not least watching an amazing fireworks display.

Visitors to the event met first with the city’s non-profit organizations who took advantage of the Lees’ generous offer of the free space to allow them to raise awareness of their cause as well as solicit volunteers and donations.

According to representatives of the various groups, non-profits such as We Care for Animals, Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue and the Exchange Club of Mesquite, Nevada are grateful to the Lees for their support of the community as well and are extremely happy with the amount of people they spoke to at this year’s event.

Greg Lee expressed his thanks to the crowd for showing up to help them celebrate the nation’s birthday. Andre Carrier said, “For those of you who don’t know, my name is Andre, this is Greg and we are twins. We are the proud matriarchs of this 100 percent employee owned, family business.

Cadets of the Civil Air Patrol joined Mesquite Color Guard members in raising the flag to begin the Fourth of July celebration sponsored by the Eureka Casino. Photo by Teri Nehrenz

“This is our most favorite night of the year for us because we get to share with our community a tradition that we all love so much on a perfect evening with the thermostat set at a comfortable 84 degrees. We thought we’d start tonight with a new tradition and we are joined by the Cadets of the Civil Air Patrol. Many people do not know that if you are a pilot in this country and you are in trouble, the people who come for you, to rescue you are volunteers and who you see here tonight are the next generation of those men and women.”

The Civil Air Patrol Cadets are completing their encampment at the Rising Star Sports Ranch.

Despite the comfortable 84 degrees, audience members left the celebration with smiles and laughter on their faces. Many guests expressed how grateful they were for the experience the Lees provided to them, their family and friends so that, as a community, Mesquite residents and visitors were able to celebrate the nation’s birthday together.