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LCVA News – October 8, 2015

Community Party Update

It got easier, it is a nicer location and there is shade!

Here’s the story. As of yesterday morning our plan for the party was to use the infield’s south side soccer fields, nice grass but lots of sun. Pueblo Representatives were under the impression and we were told that soccer activity concluded at 11. Early Wednesday morning we learned that the soccer club had games into the early afternoon. We had anticipated this and already had a plan to realign the party in the opposite direction but it got better.

Carl Potter, who manages The Downs property for the Pueblo, met us on the infield of the track yesterday afternoon to discuss the relocation. He surprised us by suggesting moving the party to middle of the infield, centered where the old tote board used to be in front of the grandstand. There is a flagstone space between two small buildings that creates a perfect stage and best of all, at the east end of the area we will be using, there are trees and shade. That’s where the food will be.

In addition party goers will be able to park closer to the party. Follow the signs and park as close to the south end of the grandstand as you can. There will be a trail through the fence and across the track that will take right to the fun. No tunnel, shorter walk.

Regarding the we and us, over the last few weeks Carl Dickens has had the pleasure of working with resident Bonnie McGahee as we put all the pieces of the Community Party together. An accomplished event planner and one of the founding forces of the Telluride Jazz Festival she covered all the details, made things happen and made it fun. Her ability to roll with the punches always kept us moving forward. We are all hopeful that Bonnie will be involved in future community parties for years to come. Thank you Bonnie!


If your last name begins with A-H please bring a main dish.
Last name begins with I-P a side dish
Q-Z something sweet.

Don’t forget to bring sunblock, something for shade and something to sit on. Paper plates and plastic ware will be provided.

Finally we are asking for a donation of a “garage” sale item ($5-$20) which will be available for purchase to help cover the cost of the Party.

Please no liquor and no dogs (except registered service dogs).

Please help us get the word out and share this with your neighbors and friends.

At noon the entertainment begins with the young hoop dancers from the Pueblo of Pojoaque

Next up is the “Salt and Pepper Shakers” a teenage La Cienega band playing folk rock.

Then Michael Sheppard (Executive Director, Big Sky Learning) shares his blend of folk and soft rock.

Lone Pinon and his taste of Northern New Mexico music had a previous engagement. Michael is exploring a number of other music options.

Museum Sale

Don’t forget the Museum Sale 8-noon in the Golondrinas Parking Lot.