"Syracuse: Country Living at its Best" is the theme of this year's annual Heritage Days Celebration, Tuesday through Saturday, June 15-19.

The first event is a junior rodeo queen contest, Tuesday and Wednesday, June 15 and 16, at the city rodeo grounds, 2400 W. 2700 South.A three-on-three basketball tournament will be held throughout the week at Syracuse Elementary School, and an open horse show will be Thursday, June 17, at the rodeo grounds.

The annual old-timers' baseball game is Friday, June 18, at Founders Park, 1625 S. 2000 West.

Saturday, June 19, will be the big day for activities, most of them at Founders Park. A breakfast begins at 7 a.m. ($3 for adults and $2 for children), and a 5K fun run starts at 7:30 a.m.

A parade and dutch-oven cookoff both start at 10 a.m.; and food, rides, a boutique and entertainment will be offered from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. An auction starting at noon will raise funds for the new city hall.

A contest for babies up to 18 months old starts at 11:30 a.m., and afternoon activities include baseball and softball games and a demolition derby.

Activities will conclude with a youth dance, planned for 8 p.m. at Stoker Park.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Budget: SYRACUSE

General fund: $690,142

1993-94

General fund: $709,564

1992-93

Where it comes from:

Property tax: $61,936

Last year: $65,750

Sales tax: $380,000

Last year: $410,000

Franchise tax: $3,800

Last year: $3,380

Licenses, permits: $62,800

Last year: $49,050

Where it goes:

Police: $110,525

Last year: $112,768

Fire: $28,746

Last year: $26,003

Roads: $132,049

Last year: $153,034

Parks & recreation: $79,505

Last year: $90,287

Administration: $72,387

Last year: $61,870

Tax/fee increases:

Tax/fee increase:

Garbage rates could increase as much as $5 a month.