The week of Sept. 17 through Sept. 23 is known as Constitution Week. This important celebration was initiated by the Daughters of the American Revolution as a way of encouraging education and historic preservation.
Constitution Week was first adopted in 1955 as a project proposed by Daughters President General Gertrude S. Caraway to promote the observance of the U.S. Constitution. It was officially declared by President Eisenhower on Aug. 2, 1956 as “Constitution Day” and “Citizenship Day.”
Sept. 17 marked the 235th anniversary of the framing of the Constitution of the United States of America. The Constitution of the United States protects our liberties, outlines the principles of limited government, and forms the process for rule by law.
The U.S. Constitution has 4,400 words. It is the oldest and shortest written Constitution of any major government in the world. Since 1952, the document has been on display in the National Archives Building in Washington, DC
It is a document more important now than ever before, and we are honored to recognize Constitution Week in Carlsbad and across the country.
It’s also Rodeo Week in Carlsbad. The Renegade 2022 Rodeo Tour will be taking place at the Eddy County Sheriff’s Posse on Friday (Sept. 23) and Saturday (Sept. 24) beginning at 7 p.m. Western Week celebrations will include a barbeque at the Sheriff’s Posse on Thursday, Sept. 22. This event lasts from 6-8 p.m. and the cost is $18 per plate. There will be team roping going on at the same time. There will also be barrel racing taking place from 4-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Rodeo Week actually kicks off on Tuesday, however, with the Miss Rodeo Eddy County Queen Pageant. There will be a meet and greet with this year’s contestants beginning at 5 p.m. This competition is open to the public. Queen contestants participated in this weekend’s Fiesta parade. Congratulations to contestants Jeovana Montoya, Shelby Kennedy, Avery Lawless, Paisley Mobley and Addie Parsons.
Thanks to Jennie Rennie and everyone with the Sheriff’s Posse for working so hard on Rodeo Week.
In addition to being Constitution Week and Rodeo Week, this will also be the weekend for Carlsbad’s Relay for Life celebration, Friday night and Saturday morning at the bandshell. This will also be the final weekend of the summer where the Carlsbad Water Park is open to the public. The park will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 23 and Sept. 24. Thank you to Luke Garza and all of our lifeguards for another successful summer.
Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway