Founders' Day pleases young, old

       An estimated 200 people enjoyed aspects of the annual Founders' Day festival in Bancroft Park Saturday, Aug. 13. Old West Reinactors catch themselves in a “crossfire” during their show
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       “The weather cooperated,” said Joanne Karlson, who led the event's organization for the volunteer Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS). “It was a nice, laid-back day.”
       The event featured kids-oriented activities - a cabin-design contest, a “broomstick rodeo,” and a guitar player with a bubble machine. Other activities had historical themes, including a Calamity Jane portrayal (at the Old Colorado City Library), a talk on early mountain men and an Old West gunfight-enactment group. Children try to keep from spilling during a water race in the “broomstick rodeo.”
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       Karlson said she was also pleased with the different musical groups that performed through the day.
       The free event commemorated the 146th anniversary of the founding of Colorado City.
       Taking home cash prizes as winners in the cabin contest were Rioux Jordan (ages 11-13), David and Chris Weber (ages 7-9) and Weston Miller (ages 4-6).

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