Dunk your councilman, hair battle and other fun



Very soon, Springs residents will get the opportunity to punish city leaders without going to the polls.

Councilors Tom Gallagher and Sean Paige are putting themselves at your mercy in the "Dunk your Councilman" contest. Tickets: $1 for three tries. Messing up Paige's perfectly coifed hair: priceless.

The event is being held at Westside Community Center, at 1628 W. Bijou St., and is a part of the "Spring Sunflower Festival," which is being held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 20.

The festival was organized to celebrate spring while also bringing attention to the plight of community centers, which are scheduled to be closed by the city March 31 due to budget woes. All the money raised at the festival will go to the Save Our Community Centers Fund and the West Agricultural Learning Center garden (Westside's recently approved new community garden).

In addition to the dunking, spectators will also likely enjoy the "Hair Battle!" event. Stylists and barbers are being encouraged to pay the $25 admission fee to compete in this cutting-edge contest, and possibly win a trophy. The entry fees will be donated to American Charities, Inc.

In other news at Westside, local folk legend Chuck Pyle will be giving a free performance at Westside, during the Rocky Mountain Center for Spiritual Living’s Sunday Celebration Service at 10 a.m. this Sunday, March 14.

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