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Big fun in Littlefield as town turns 100

LITTLEFIELD, TX (KCBD) -

Littlefield hit a major milestone this weekend. Festivities are in full swing as the town celebrates its 100th birthday.

"It's the 100th year that Littlefield has been in existence and there are lots of people out here and we had a great time," one resident said.

The city kicked off its Centennial Celebration and sat aside the weekend of July 5-7 to commemorate the event.

"It's pretty cool. Being from a little town and seeing some of the people come back that used to live here and to see all the celebrations, it's pretty neat."

Friday night's festivities included a wine tasting at the museum and a downtown street dance. Saturday saw a 5K Color Dash followed by a parade and Pat Green in concert. Sunday events include coffee and donuts and services at First United Methodist Church.

"I thought it was great! I loved the small town atmosphere and everybody knowing everybody and waving and oh the candy!" said one woman after the parade.

Eric Turpen, President of the Littlefield Chamber of Commerce says they have been working diligently since last year to put it all together.

"It's taken a tremendous amount of man hours. The city of Littlefield and Lamb County have really helped us out with their employees, have helped with grounds and around the city. It's taken a lot of work but we really tried to make our town shine this weekend," said Turpen.

And in the midst of all the fun, the town was visited by Congressman Randy Neugebauer who gave them something special to commemorate their Centennial Celebration.

"I would like to present this flag to your Mayor and City Council as a small expression of our appreciation and congratulation to you," Neugebauer said. "God bless you and God bless the United States of America."

Neugebauer said he was delighted to present the flag, which has flown over the U.S. capitol.

"There's nothing more American than the American flag. The symbol of freedom and liberty all around the world is our flag and also our capitol, so in honor of this 100th anniversary, we had a flag flown over the U.S. capitol to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Littlefield, Texas," he said.

Littlefield's Mayor Danny Marquez says he is honored to receive the gift and honored to serve the people of Littlefield.

"Life is coming back, I think excitement is coming back and I think the town is smiling again and I'm glad to see that," Marquez said.

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