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MEDIA ALERT: INN OF THE MOUNTAIN GODS HOSTS FREE FAMILY INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION SUNDAY JULY 1

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Resort Cancels Fireworks in Acknowledgement of Recent Wild Fires

MESCALERO, N.M. (June 25, 2012) – Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino presents a free day of family fun during the Star Spangled Celebration, Sunday, July 1 from 2 p.m. until midnight. Celebrate Independence Day with a free day of activities and entertainment along the shores of Lake Mescalero including Beach Boys tribute band “Good Vibrations,” an outdoor barbecue, and great gaming promotions at the Inn and Casino Apache. In recognition of recent wildfires in the area, all fireworks displays have been cancelled.

“Out of respect for all of the work our local firefighters have done to protect the community and surrounding areas, we have determined that it is in the best interest of all parties to cancel this year’s fireworks display,” said Frizzell Frizzell Jr., CEO of Inn of the Mountain Gods. “The Inn of the Mountain Gods is sensitive to the fact that people were evacuated, and some have lost their homes. Despite this cancellation, we still invite locals and visitors to the area to celebrate Independence Day with some good old-fashioned family fun along the shores of beautiful Lake Mescalero. We look forward to seeing many members of the community come together to relax after weathering the difficulties of the past few weeks.”

The following is a schedule of events for the Star Spangled Celebration, Sunday, July 1, 2012:

10 a.m. – 2p.m.: 7X Points for Apache Spirit Club Members

2 p.m.: Concessions and Jumping Balloons Open

Local Band, Home Grown Boys, take the stage

5:30 p.m.: “Good Vibrations” a tribute to the Beach Boys takes the stage – Festive leis and beach balls will be on hand!

DARK: Feature film “Grown Ups,” starring Adam Sandler, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock and David Spade

10 p.m. – 12 a.m.: 10X Points for Apache Spirit Club Members

Parking is available at the Inn of the Mountain Gods on a first come, first served basis and is also available at Mescalero Big Game Hunts. Carpooling is strongly encouraged.

The Inn of the Mountain Gods and Casino Apache also invite guests to come early and stay late for great gaming promotions including 7X points from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 10X points from 10 p.m. to midnight. In addition, for the entire month of July, Smokey B’s serves up a great special for Apache Spirit Club members. Simply present your Smokey B’s receipt at the Apache Spirit Club booth to receive 3X points for that day.

Starting July 4, The Inn of the Mountain Gods will run shuttles from several local Ruidoso hotels four times a day Thursday-Sunday. Call 575-464-7777and ask for Transportation for further details.