Support arises for fire victims
Numerous Westside entities have stepped up to support Waldo Canyon Fire victims. An article about a concert by nationally touring musicians is on this page.
Another fundraiser with live music is scheduled in Bancroft Park Sunday, July 22 from noon to 8 p.m. Called “Honor Our Heroes Day,” the event will be a pig roast, with food and desserts donated by local businesses and music by four bands (the Jerry Roskin Band, Danny and the Fried Shrimp, the Old Dogs and Susan Rissman with John Wise).
The intent is to recognize those “who worked so tirelessly in the Waldo Fire incident to save our city and our beloved Westside and historic Colorado Avenue,” said organizer Ginny Wesley. “We are grateful for their heroic efforts made on our behalf.”
Monetary donations will go to the “Make a Wish Mountain Shadows” Fund set up through Pikes Peak National Bank.
Below is information that has come to the Westside Pioneer about other Westside-oriented help efforts:
Apre Photo, a professional studio which has been shooting photos at area schools for 20-some years, is open to such a request from the Mountain Shadows neighborhood's fire victims.
According to company owner Pete Apre, “If anybody lost photos in the fire that Apre has taken, we will look for them and reprint them at no charge.”
He described the offer as “a small thing, but we're trying to do what we can to help.” The Apre phone is 594-9898.
For more information, call 599-4370 or go to the preschool's website: discoverytrailsacademy.com.
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