PALMER LAKE FIREWORKS
So it begins, every July 5th, another year of fundraising. The events pulled together by the non-profit can be somewhat community defining in their own right. Programs like the Harvest Festival and Asylums Basement (Haunted House) at Pinz Bowling Center last year allowed citizens to enjoy safe Halloween fun, at a cheap price with a good cause. The Starlight Dance was a Christmas spectacle, which had over one hundred fifty people auctioning, donating and dancing the night away. They all remember very clearly for an engagement went down that night on stage. These are the moments that canít be duplicated. The events of the Palmer Lake Fireworks Committee are intimate. They are each memorable, and each important to building a community of friendship and giving.
Of course, thereís the main event. Itís in the name after all. When Palmer Lake hosts itsí 4th of July event, everyone comes from miles around. Itís the one day a year that Colorado Springs families load up their car and come here, to our little town to enjoy one of the biggest family days of the year. When else can we say that? Weíre hosting more people and giving our local economy a huge boost. New people experience our businesses, our people, and our celebration every single year. Itís not just a local event, itís the local event.
And then it starts all over again. It never stops. Fundraisers begin immediately. Campaigns to help fix the Palmer Lake baseball field will go into effect this summer; and of course, there will be more events. There will be ways for residents to enjoy themselves without even knowing that theyíre helping fund their annual event, and ultimate day off. So whether itís putting on a dance, creating a safe environment for childrenís entertainment, or rebuilding a park, the Committee is doing more than helping the community; itís been a part in building it for over two decades.