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Record number of turkey trotters turn out on Thanksgiving Day

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A record number of participants – 785 pre-registered! – turned out for the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day to benefit Evergreen Christian Outreach.  It was a nippy 28 degrees when trotters crossed the Start Line at 9:00 am with dozens and dozens of friendly dogs.  Many were in costume – runners and dogs!

This was the seventh annual trot, started by Liz Hawkins with 46 runners/walkers on Thanksgiving of 2010.

With the Lake Trail closed, Colorado State Patrol closed down one lane of the highway around the lake so that trotters could follow the usual course around the lake, returning to Church of the Transfiguration campus where the race began.


Support local charities on Colorado Gives Day

Written by Susan Kramer on .

Our mountain community is home to many nonprofit organizations which enrich the lives of local residents by providing services ranging from after-school and adult educational programs to health care assistance, food banks and other social services, cultural enrichment, and much more. These groups rely on the generosity of donors and volunteers alike for support, and again this year a group of mountain area nonprofit organizations have joined forces to promote awareness of Colorado Gives Day, an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy through online giving. These groups are encouraging people to make online donations on Tuesday, December 6 which will directly impact the organizations that people in this community rely upon for assistance, entertainment, and inspiration.

This year’s coalition includes twenty-four organizations:

  • Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity
  • Booststraps Inc.
  • Boys & Girls Club of the High Rockies
  • Center for the Arts Evergreen
  • Clear Creek Rock House
  • Drive Smart
  • Evergreen Nature Center
  • Evergreen Children’s Chorale
  • Evergreen Chorale
  • Evergreen Christian Outreach (EChO)
  • Evergreen Players
  • Humphrey History Park and Museum



Meet Cynthia Barclay

Written by Linda Kirkpatrick on .

She’s called Evergreen home for the past 15 years, but Cynthia Barclay says she’s lived all over the country. Her formative years were spent in Minneapolis, a place that helped prepare her for the year in Marshaltown, Iowa, when they experienced five weeks of sub-zero temperatures. Those days were offset by the heat in Las Vegas, where she lived for 20 years. The desire to be closer to her daughter and her family brought her to Colorado. “I wanted the grandmother role,” she says.

Admitting to being a “hippie wannabe,” Cynthia was enticed by the “Make Love Not War” slogan of the time. “But I was raised a strict Catholic and had to respect people,” she explains. She remembers hitchhiking to the beach with a one-year-old while living in Orange County, California. That child was Gail Montgomery, the well known actress who’s graced Center Stage many a time in numerous roles.