Summer productions and festivities in full swing

A number of productions and festivities take center stage as we head to the Fourth of July holiday.

Tickets are selling at a steady pace for the voyage of “Messuggah-Nuns!” beginning June 26 at 7 p.m.

Those wacky and talented nuns head out on a cruise and will keep the audience laughing for hours, as they have in past performances.

All shows will be held at the high school auditorium — at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 26, and Saturday, June 27, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 28. After a brief respite, performances return July 1-3, all at 7 p.m.

Tickets can be obtained at the Chamber, at the door, or online at www.brownpapertickets.com. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $5 for students. Don’t miss the boat, or the show.

Fourth of July activities

Just a reminder that we have Fourth of July Parade applications at the Chamber. If you would like to be in the parade, please pick up an application, fill it out and return it to the Chamber no later than Monday, June 29. This pre-registration helps the Rotary planning committee set up the floats so there are no loud cars or trucks near animals, etc. Please make sure you write down a description of your float for the announcers. The parade route is the same as in years past and the staging area for the parade will be at the high school. For more information, contact us at the Chamber at 264-2360.

Also, look for the ad in The SUN the next couple of weeks explaining the different events going on the Fourth of July and during the surrounding weekend. Schedules for Celebrate America at the community center, the Red Ryder Rouindup Rodeo, the parade, the Arts and Crafts Fair, “Messuggah-Nuns!,” the fireworks display and other events will also be listed by day.

The fireworks will be held at the high school area. There will be food provided by the Knights of Columbus, Kettle Korn and snowcones, the PS Just for Fun bounce house, and live music. The live music of Brooks I and Leadfoot Ruthie will get the crowd up and dancing as we wait for dark and another great fireworks display. Music and food will start about 5:30 p.m. and fireworks will, as usual, take place after 9:15 p.m., when it is dark.

Clip out the ad and save the information so you can get the most out of all that is happening in Pagosa over the Fourth of July. We will also have maps for our visitors at the Visitor Center showing where events will be held.

It will be a busy weekend for residents, businesses and visitors alike. There is almost nothing better than a great Fourth of July weekend in Pagosa Springs. We expect people to be tubing down the river and, in general, having a great Pagosa time of it. Should you have any questions about the holiday, call the Chamber at 264-2360.

Patriot’s Day Picnic

No matter your political affiliation, put aside the partisanship and come to Town Park for a Patriot’s Day Picnic Saturday, June 27, hosted by the Archuleta County Republican Women. The festivities begin at 11:30 a.m. with the presentation of colors by the Boy Scout Troop 807. Josh Penry, Colorado State Senate Minority Leader, will be on hand to speak and there will be vocalists and musicians to play and sing patriotic music until about 2 p.m. Admission is free and there will be food available for purchase provided by Eddie B Cookin’.

Bring your chairs and blankets and come out for a celebration of American Patriotism.

Wake Up Pagosa

Now is the time to reserve your space at the breakfast information session, Wake Up Pagosa, to be held on Tuesday, July 7, with a representative of Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District as guest speaker. There are lots of questions to be asked about how tap fees are assessed, and about the difference between new construction and renovation fees. How is Dry Gulch affecting our water rates — or is it? What are the fees if you have a tap on vacant land?

Sheila Berger will host a fun and informative session and test you, the audience, on your knowledge of what is happening in our world of water. The session is designed to be an information session for both speaker and audience. There will be time for questions and answers and a sharing of facts, figures and any concerns.

Wake Up Pagosa is held the first Tuesday of every month at the Pagosa Mountain Hospital. There is a limited amount of space, so we ask that, if you are interested in attending, you call the Chamber at 264-2360 to reserve your slot. While walk-ins are welcome, preference will be given to those who have called to reserve a seat. Everyone is invited. Admission is $8 for Chamber members and $10 for non-members and a delicious breakfast will be provided by the Pines Café. Take time to find out more about your community and how the workings of the different agencies affect our lives here in Pagosa. Come and hear what PAWSD has to say about water.

Membership news

We have quite the list of renewals this week and one new member to celebrate. We start off with new member, the Pagosa Trail Riders, with Carol and Lenny Baker. This group is for all you ATV enthusiasts! The Pagosa Trail Riders promote education of responsible ATV/OHV riders in the National Forests. They strive to preserve the lifestyle and open space by the enhancement, maintenance, and sustainability of motorized trails, by working with the USFS and BLM, and assisting other user groups with various trail projects. All experience levels are welcome to the group so that everyone can join, ride and have a great time at their own pace. For more information, you can call (970) 582-9140.

Our renewals include: First Southwest Bank; Davis Engineering Services; AAA Propane; Pagosa Riverside Campground; Liberty Theatre; Ski & Bow Rack; Rocky Mountain Balloon Adventures and Adventure Real Estate; Lindy Moore with Galles Properties; Payment Alliance International/Peak Card Services; Bob Kanyur and Barnwood Crafts; Russia House Collection; Colorado Housing Inc.; Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers in Durango; Rainbow Printing, in Durango; and Mountain Waters Rafting.