Rock Ledge: Harvest Fest Oct. 1; Pioneers Assn. award

       The Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site will celebrate Harvest Festival Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
       The public is admitted free for the day. People can ride a pony or a horse-drawn wagon, listen to old-time music, pick a pumpkin to take home, bid on handcrafted folk art at the silent auction, or tour the restored 1880s farmhouse and 1907 estate house. Fees apply to some activities.
       Rock Ledge is located off Gateway Road and 30th Street.
       The ranch received a plaque from the El Paso County Pioneers Association at a ceremony Sept. 23 at the Masonic Temple on Panorama Drive.
       The 200-acre city-owned facility was represented by Manager Andy Morris and President Ron Wright. The plaque wording states that it is in recognition of significant efforts to honor and perpetuate the memory of pioneers of the Pikes Peak region, 2005.
       The Pioneers Association has been in existence since 1896.
       Wright said he plans to display the plaque at Rock Ledge's Carriage House. He termed the award a nice surprise," and credited the ranch's many volunteers.

Westside Pioneer article/press release