Step up, take the lead


The Knights of Columbus kick off their annual fish fry on Friday, Feb. 12. The fish fry is the perfect example of a successfully supported community event. The Knights have worked together to coordinate the effort since 1996.

Organizing such an event for that length of time is challenging to say the least. Events require dedicated volunteers and enthusiastic participants in order to be successful and endure for such a long time.

When we asked readers to share their ideas for the changes they wanted to see in Pagosa Springs during 2016, we were flooded with input. Readers shared that they missed events that we used to have such as the Spanish Fiesta, and they wanted to see the event return. Others said that they would like to see events celebrating a variety of cultures take place in our community.

In order for such events to happen, someone has to step up and take the lead.

For those folks who wish the Renaissance Festival would return, are you willing to get involved? Are you able to step up and resurrect the event?

Christmas celebrations such as the parade of lights are no longer held due of lack of funding, lack of leadership, lack of volunteers and lack of interest.

There were numerous wonderful suggestions to have movies and concerts in the park and comments that our community could do so much more to create awesome activities for our kids and visitors to Pagosa Springs.

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