Posted by Administrator on December 12th, 2013
The Wreaths Across America ceremony will take place Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Fort Lyon National Cemetery beginning at 10:00 a.m. The Kit Carson Memorial Chapel will be open before and after the ceremony for those wishing to stop by and have a cup of coffee/hot chocolate and some cookies and to reflect in the beautiful chapel.
The local VFW Post #2411 will provide the color guard, Colorado Wing, Civil Air Patrol, Pueblo Eagles, will place wreaths for the ceremony with the honor guard provided by the Knights of Columbus, and the American Legion/Las Animas Post #6 and Ordway Post #94 will provide the 21 gun salute. Speaker is Fernando Vasquez, Cemetery Technician from Fort Logan. Music will be provided by Mardonna Moreland and the blessings by Rod Coulter, Pastor of the Seed & Supply Church.
This is the seventh year organizing the fundraising and placement of the wreaths for our local heroes at Fort Lyon national Cemetery and Bent County/Las Animas Cemetery. Wreaths Across America has filled our wreath orders and they will be arriving in time for the ceremony — fresh evergreen handmade wreaths with large red bows, made by the Worcester Wreath company from Harrington, Maine, being sent to all National Cemeteries nationwide for Veterans’ graves.
The local VFW Auxiliary #2411 has adopted the Wreaths Across America as a project and the program has grown significantly from the seven free wreaths placed in 2006, to the 600 wreaths we placed last year. Karen VanEgm0nd, chairperson of this event, said, “We have sold over 557 locally and we should find out this week how many additional wreaths were sold with Internet orders. This project is only possible from generous support by the community. Everyone is encouraged to attend the beautiful wreath laying ceremony at Fort Lyon and then help lay the wreaths at Fort Lyon and Las Animas.”
The Southern Colorado Patriotic Guard as well as many other volunteers will be needed to place the wreaths at Fort Lyon and Las Animas and all help will be appreciated. If you need any further information, feel free to contact Karen VanEgmond at 719-469-3208 or Kathleen Tomlin at 719-469-2721.
Posted by Administrator on November 18th, 2013
The Las Animas/Bent County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring this year’s Christmas Spirit Lighting Contest. This contest will give every club, residence, & business owner in Bent County the opportunity to decorate for the holidays and participate in the contest.
Entries can be made either by phone at 719-456-0453 or you can drop your entries off at the Chamber office at 702 Grove in Las Animas. Entry deadline will be November 25. The entry information needed is name, address of entry and phone number. Have decoration displays ready for viewing by voters December 2 through December 16.
To vote for your favorite, collect a list of entries beginning December 2 at any of the participating locations listed. Your vote can be dropped into the boxes made available at any of the locations listed below. The winners will be notified and the results will be available at the voting locations, in the Bent County Democrat and on KRKV 107.3 Dec. 18.
Prizes of Bonus Bucks will be given. One vote per person at each location. Ballot will list area for voters name and phone number to be entered into drawing for a prize after ballots have been counted.
Drop off locations: Arkansas Valley Federal Credit Union, McClave State Bank, Valley Grocery Hasty, McClave General Store, Jerry’s Liquor, LA Styles Dog Grooming, Las Animas Service Station, First Insurance Services, First National Bank of Las Animas, R&M Auto Parts, Val-U-Med Health Mart, Tank & Tummy, TNL Salon, First Insurance Services, Carmen’s, Dairy Queen, Thaxton’s Market, Java Jackie’s, Bag Lady Boutique, TNT Hardware & the City of Las Animas.
Contact Marylou Turner at 719-456-0453 for more information.
Posted by Administrator on November 18th, 2013
The John W. Rawlings Heritage Center & Museum are having a toy collection display December 6–January 28, 2014. Toys are being accepted until December 3rd 2013. All individuals interested are welcome to share their antique, vintage, or old toy collections to display with our holiday Christmas trees and nativity scenes. Please share a story about your collection. Ideas include windup toys, little pianos, tea sets, building blocks, tinker toys, Lincoln logs, legos, stuffed Christmas animals, toy rocking horses, etc. Anything goes!
Help the John W. Rawlings Heritage Center & Museum make this exhibit a successful event and join the holiday spirit!!! If you require additional information please feel free to call 719-456-6066.
Posted by Administrator on November 13th, 2013
DATE: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2013
TIME: 8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM
LOCATION: LAS ANIMAS HIGH SCHOOL (300 GROVE AVENUE)
Come and see the wonderful variety of crafts. Included are jewelry, photography, scrapbooking, candles, sewing, baked goods, holiday items and many other crafts. With such a variety available, shoppers will be able to find unique, interesting gifts for family and friends for the Holidays. One stop shopping!!
Drawings for door prizes will be held throughout the day. A Mexican buffet will be available for sale. Santa Claus will be visiting from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Bring the kids to visit Santa and have their faces painted.
Join our community in making this show a great success!! All the proceeds from the sale of lunch and rental of tables will be given to the Community Center to help with their programs during the year.
For more information, call Mary Lou Turner at 719-469-9219.
Posted by Administrator on September 23rd, 2013
LiveWell Bent County and Las Animas/Bent County Chamber of commerce Present Paint the Plains Color Run. 5 K Run, 2 Mile Walk & Kids Run. This event will take place Saturday, October 5, 2013. Races will begin at 8:00 AM at the Las Animas/Bent County Golf course in Las Animas, CO. Pre-registration is due by September 27th, 2013.
For more information on this event please click on the link below or call Tammy Westerman-Pryor at 719-456-0517.
Paint the Plains