The sound of laughter echoed throughout the streets of Eads, Colorado last Saturday, July 29th as 56 participants of all ages, dressed in white were blasted from head to toe with vibrant colors. The lively group came together for fun, excitement, fitness, and most importantly to support a great cause. Prairie Pines Assisted Living Center has touched the lives of several individuals within the local community as well as surrounding communities. It was a pleasant surprise to see so many people out so early to support the local business’s First Annual 5k Color Dash.
In the July 19th edition of the Independent, the article “Using the Cents, Scents and Sense God Gave Us Part II” was published with the intention of making the point that hemp has the very real potential to improve multiple economic categories in rural Colorado, especially Kiowa County.
I’ll admit it, right up front. This article is half news, half promotion, and, yes, that breaks all sorts of rules in this business we call “journalism”. But, hey, some rules are worth breaking if the cause is good enough, and this cause—actually these two causes—are more than good enough. Who wouldn’t want to support the vital education FFA provides to high school kids? Likewise, who wouldn’t want to support Children’s Hospital in Denver where some of our very own have received the very best of care? With that said, this article is about an exclusive event that not only raises funds for two very worthy causes, it also guarantees a very special, very memorable time for those folks who make the choice to attend.
Seriously---Kiowa County---- what are you waiting for? Don’t you want in the game?
There were fourteen teenagers (16 & 17 year olds) that were riding their bikes through Eads on Wednesday. They made a stop at Crows Stop & Shop with their camp counselor Kelly Whalen from Raleigh, North Carolina (pictured below).