Major Bancroft fundraiser canceled, but foundation's upgrade efforts continueHarvest in the Park, which had been scheduled Sept. 28 in Bancroft Park, has been canceled.
It would have been the second annual and fourth in a series of live music/food/drink/art events since April 2013 by the Old Colorado City Foundation (OCCF) to raise money for Bancroft improvements. The other two in the series have been the Taste of OCC, in April of 2013 and '14.
Dave Van Ness, executive director of the Old Colorado City Associates (OCCA) business group (which started the OCCF), said there were organizational issues in pulling “Harvest” together this time. However, the Bancroft fundraising goal remains, and “we'll try to get ready for the next Taste of OCC.”
The initial plan at Bancroft is to eventually pay for the construction of handicapped-accessible, ground-level restrooms in the back of the park's bandshell building.
The two “Tastes” and one “Harvest” (September 2013) have raised $36,000 in all (after expenses), Van Ness said. However, with the restroom cost estimated at around $150,000, more money needs to be raised, and grant money is also an OCCF goal.
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