300 come to GHM on first Parade weekend

       Gold Hill Mesa, as one of two “main sites” for this year's Parade of Homes, had about 300 visitors over the event's first weekend (Aug. 7-8), according to subdivision spokesperson Stephanie Edwards. She added that larger numbers are expected before the Parade's end Aug. 22 because typically Parade-goers start in the northeast part of the city and work their way southwest. “We anticipate them coming down in the last two weeks,” she said.
       Gold Hill has three homes in this year's Parade of Homes, plus the information center in its community center at 142 S. Raven Mine Drive.
       Parade tickets can be purchased at that location ($10 each), at any of the 23 locations on the tour, at Safeway stores or from the sponsoring Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs.
       Gold Hill, bordered by Highway 24, 21st Street, Lower Gold Camp Road and the Crown Hill Mesa subdivison, is separately inviting people to come up Monday, Aug. 16 - even if they do not have Parade of Homes tickets - and partake of free ice cream cones at the information center from 4 to 7 p.m., Edwards said.
       Also related to the Parade, the public is welcome to peruse eight sculptures that Gold Hill commissioned and placed on the grass area in front of the community center for what the development is calling “Art on the Mesa.”
       Another project completed just before the Parade was a temporary road into the subdivision, accessible from Villa de Mesa Drive, next to 21st Street (besidethe new Gold Hill Mesa monument/sign facing 21st). Otherwise, access is off Lower Gold Camp Road.
       Gold Hill has built about 90 of the 1,000 homes it is masterplanned for, according to company information.

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