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Ellen O'Connor named Executive Director of EPRD

Written by Lisa Hamm-Greenawalt on .

Ellen O'Connor, Recreation Manager of Evergreen Park & Recreation District (EPRD), has been selected to be the District's new Executive Director, Board President Peter Lindquist announced. O'Connor prevailed over a field of 85 interested candidates.

"We had three really qualified finalists, which made this a very difficult decision," said Lindquist. "We chose Ellen based on her familiarity with the District, her extensive qualifications and the sense that her background was ultimately the most well suited to Evergreen and its constituents."


Annual Thanksgiving show and food collection to benefit EChO

Written by Cindy Duffy on .

Outstanding musical performances, and a caring community gathering will characterize the annual Thanksgiving Show to benefit Evergreen Christian Outreach on Friday, November 21st from 6-10 p.m. at The Muddy Buck. Musical groups on tap are Somebody’s Brother, featuring John Erlandson, Jeff King, Lisa Delia, and John Turner; and Blue Moon Bluegrass, highlighting the talents of Dan Brewer, Mark Stefaniw, and Mike Jagel. The event is being produced and organized by PandoraJohnProductions.


Meet Susan Fariss

Written by Penny Randell on .

In the summer of 1971 just after high school graduation, Susan Fariss first walked down Evergreen’s main street. Overwhelmed and besotted by the continuous smiling faces and friendly greetings along the way, she vowed to move here just as soon as she completed college back home in Florida. Susan and a group of school buddies had driven all the way from Miami just to confirm that Colorado was, indeed, her favorite state.

After significant exploration and taking in all the sights, they returned to Miami and she was off to the university in pursuit of a special education degree. On return one of her original traveling friends confided that he, too, wished to relocate to Colorado, and preferably to Evergreen. The friend’s name was Bob, and in total they have been together now for 44 years and married for 39.