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Patriotic picnic set for July 30

The third annual Patriot’s Day Picnic and barbecue, sponsored by the Archuleta County Republican Women and Archuleta County Republican Central Committee, will be held Saturday, July 30, at Town Park in downtown Pagosa Springs.

There will be a barbecue lunch provided by Cowboy Catering, music, door prizes, a silent auction, ticket sales for a drawing to win a five-foot flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol on Memorial Day, plus speeches by U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton and Pauline Olvera ?— all adding up to a fun-filled, informative picnic planned by the ACRW and the ACRCC.

The speakers have impressive political resumes.

Pauline Olvera can be considered a political pioneer because she was instrumental in forming the Colorado Hispanic Republican Party. She is also vice chairman of the Denver County Republican Party and ran for State House District 7 in 2010.

In 2010, Scott Tipton was elected to the U.S. House of Representative from the 3rd Congressional District after having served from 2008-2010 in the Colorado House of Representatives. As part of his 2010 campaign, Scott vowed, “to bring Colorado common sense to Washington,” according to his website. The picnic will enable Pagosans to hear if there has been a Colorado impact in Washington and to get questions answered.

This old-fashioned, family fun-filled Republican patriotic picnic will be held at Town Park from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30. Picnic tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 10 and under. Contact an ACRW member, ACRW President Marilyn Harris at 731-6336, John Bozek of the Central Committee at 731-4933, or the Chamber of Commerce for tickets.

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