‘Westside Celebrates’ – new gathering for locals Jan. 10

       Westsiders are invited to a new event Sunday, Jan. 10 that will let them meet local leaders and learn more about what's happening in their part of town.
       Titled “Westside Cele-brates,” the event from 1 to 3:30 p.m. is co-sponsored by the Old Colorado City Branch Library and the Old Colorado City Historical Society. It will let people “celebrate all that is best about the Westside,” according to library branch assistant Dave Rasmussen, who has taken the lead organizing role.
       Activities will include an initial half-hour social time, followed by an hour of brief statements from a dozen or so civic and elected leaders. There will be opportunities throughout to pick up information from organizations serving the Westside. Light refreshments will be provided.
       According to Rasmussen, the speaker list is still being finalized, but at press time the schedule was tentatively as follows:
       1:30 p.m., Kenyon Jordan, Westside Pioneer (Westside's stories of the year for 2009).
       1:40 p.m., County Commissioner Sallie Clark.
       1:45 p.m., City Councilmember Sean Paige (unconfirmed) .
       1:50 p.m., City Councilmember Scott Hente.
       1:55 p.m., Capt. Mike Wittry, Fire Station 3; and Capt. Steve Watz, Fire Station 5 (unconfirmed).
       2 p.m., Dennis Moore, volunteer with City Police.
       2:05 p.m., Terry Martinez, West Elementary principal .
       2:15 p.m., Welling Clark, president, Organization of Westside Neighbors.
       2:20 p.m., Steve Brown, executive director, Westside Cares.
       b representative of Rock Ledge Ranch.
       2:30 p.m., representative of Westside Community Center.
       2:40 p.m., Joanne Karlson, president, Historical Society.
       2:45 p.m., Jocelyne Sansing, library manager.
       Westside groups scheduled to provide information about themselves will be the Garden of the Gods Rotary, Old Colorado City Lions, Pikes Peak Sertoma, Westside Optimists, Friends of Red Rock Canyon and Friends of the Garden of Gods.

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