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Yukon Freedom Fest

Cherry Bomb Triathalon draws young athletes

The Cherry Bomb Triathalon had 47 participants this year, according to Tim Rhodes, who coordinated the event. That number is one less than the record, set several years ago. The top finishers in each division are: GIRLS 8-9 Avery Davis, 8:50 Bella Christy, 9:12 Lydia Greiner, 9:14 Boys 8-9 Jace Reed, 7:23 Sam Henderson, 7:24…

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Yukon celebrates with Freedom Fest

There was not a rain cloud in the sky, and the slight breeze made even the 95-plus-degree temperatures bearable for Yukon’s two-day Freedom Fest. Thousands of people poured into Chisholm Trail Park for the event. Tuesday was all about saluting veterans of the armed forces. More than 220 local vets were invited to a free…

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Robert Alvarez wins annual Freedom Fest Hot Dog-Eating Contest

He may not be Joey Chestnut, but Yukon resident Robert Alvarez took home the 2018 Freedom Fest Hot Dog-Eating Contest championship Wednesday. Alvarez, 37, devoured nine hot dogs and beat nine other contestants in the five-minute competition at Yukon Chisholm Trail Park. World champion Joey Chestnut set a new world record earlier in the day…

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Yukon celebrates with Freedom Fest

Yukon’s Freedom Fest was an overall success, despite Monday’s partial rainout, city officials said Wednesday. “I thought things went pretty well overall, considering,” said Jenna Roberson, the city’s public information officer. Freedom Fest is Yukon’s two-day celebration for the Fourth of July. Monday’s events, which included a salute to veterans, were cut short by severe…

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Yukon gears up for Freedom Fest

Like many community across the nation, Yukon will mark America’s birthday with a party. But unlike most, Yukon’s party will last two days and will include fireworks both nights. Yukon’s celebration begins Monday at 5 p.m. and will continue through Tuesday’s fireworks display, which begins at 10 p.m. Freedom Fest begins with a salute to…

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