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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 8:16 pm, Mon Oct 7, 2013.

GRANTS - Rocky’s On Route 66, located in the heart of downtown Grants, at 623 W. Santa Fe Ave., an-nounced that it will host Miss Indian New Mexico 2012 – 2013, Natalie C. Becenti, and Miss Pueblo of Acoma 2012 – 2013, Miss Monica L. Garcia, during the 2013 Annual Fire & Ice Bike Rally.

According to John Martinez, manager of Rocky’s, the two ladies will make a joint appearance at Rocky’s on Saturday, July 20, at 2 p.m.

Becenti and Garcia plan to appear at Rocky’s to meet and greet well-wishers and rally participants.

“The Rally has become a significant regional attraction, drawing tourists from all over the country and beyond,” says Martinez. “We believe these two ladies, representing our Native American population, need to be recognized as important components of our vast, multi-cultural, community.”

In announcing their appearances, Rocky’s states that it is honored to host these two ladies as outstanding representatives of their Native American culture and Cibola County.

In addition, Rocky’s announced on Wednesday that it is partnering with Albuquerque’s Palette Contemporary Art & Craft Gallery during this year’s bike rally.

“We are excited and very pleased to work with this premier gallery, “ said Martinez. “Palette Contemporary Art & Craft features, not only exquisite contemporary artwork, but its collection of restored, vintage radios is legend. We will work together with Kurt Nelson, one of Palette’s owners, to showcase and market these beautiful, early-electric masterpieces.”

According to Nelson, “not only are the radios fully restored and functional, they are wonderfully refinished to their original beauty”. The 16 radios, to be included at Rocky’ during the Fire & Ice Bike Rally, range from a 1930s Sparton 517 AM+ Shortwave Tube Mini Tombstone Tube Radio with Wooden Cabinet to a 1961 White Zenith Royal 500h Transistor Radio, with box and carrying case.

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