by Jeff Koch
Yet another event, this time a bash for the heroes of the Waldo Canyon Fire relief and firefighting efforts, makes its way onto the list of late-comers. Courtesy of Mayor Bach, find the details for the Spirit of the Springs Summer Rally below.
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While life has returned to normal for most residents of the city, the outpouring of support continues for Waldo Canyon Fire victims and first responders. Groups all over the city are still coming together with benefits, shows and other events to raise money and provide help.
Many of these events are rallied and organized so quickly, they can't even make it into our lovely print listings before we go to press. To that end, here's a brief summary of events scheduled around town. Some of these will appear in print this Wednesday, others can only be found here. If you still want to get involved, these are some great resources from your fellow Springsians.
Black/Latino Coalition, along with other community groups, seeks volunteers of all races and ethnicities to help mitigate damage along the burn scar of the Waldo Canyon Fire. Call 432-7247 to get started.
First Responders "Thank You" party, a special event at CityRock climbing center offering free climbing to all Waldo Canyon Fire responders and volunteers after 5 p.m., food from local restaurants available at 8 p.m. and discounted climbing all day with profits going to local volunteer firefighters and stations. Sat., July 21, free climbs from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., food from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., 21 N. Nevada Ave., 634-9099, climbcityrock.com.
Red Cross Benefit Concert, Adam Gardino and Kelly Champlin perform an evening of bluegrass music brought to you by Black Forest Community Club and Black Forest News. Donations accepted on behalf of the Red Cross. Sat., July 21, 7:30 p.m., Black Forest Community Hall, 12530 Black Forest Road, Black Forest, 495-8750.
2012 Pikes Peak Fire Season Relief & Recovery Benefit Concert, a fundraiser for the Waldo Canyon Firefighters Fund, with life music by the Haunted Windchimes, Radio London, Ceol Ceili, the Charlie Milo Trio and others. Sun., July 22, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. $15-$20. Aspen Valley Ranch, 1150 S. West St., Woodland Park, 748-0033, waldofire.org.
Honor Our Heroes Day, a day to honor emergency responders and all who helped during the Waldo Canyon Fire crisis, with a classic pig roast, food from local restaurants, live music by the Jerry Roskin Band, Susan Rissman and John Wise and others. Sun., July 22, noon to 9 p.m. Donations requested. Bancroft Park, 2408 W. Colorado Ave., 337-8602.
Spirit of the Springs Summer Rally, a "thank you to the Waldo Canyon heroes," offers the Powers corridor a festival of fun, food and a chance to thank first responders, including discounted Sky Sox tickets for the game that follows the event next door — just bring your Summer Rally flier. Sat., July 28, Sand Creek Soccer Stadium, 7005 North Carefree Circle (right next to Security Service field), (719) 385-5256.