OCCHS’ Bancroft fair successful; Tuesday night series starts July 1

       Under sunny skies and shady trees, an estimated 300 to 400 people visited a seven-hour fair put on by the Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS) June 21 in Bancroft Park. Trucks and and booths from the Farmers’ Market on 24th
Street can be seen beyond the “Art & Crafts in Bancroft Park” booths June 21.
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       At the June 21 fair, visitors got to listen to two live bands, buy donated plants (with the help of CSU Extension Service master gardeners) and browse the offerings of 40 arts, crafts or service booths.
       "It was a good mix this year," said volunteer OCCHS organizer Jo Cervone
       Upcoming for the society is its annual Tuesday Nights in July, which will kick off July 1 with an "Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social" at 7 p.m. For a donation, attendees can enjoy ice cream, various games and activities and listen to a barbershop harmony comedy quartet called the Very Light Opera Company.
       Different speakers/historians will be featured through the rest of the "Tuesdays Nights in July" series (all starting at 7 p.m.) These will be Pat Musick July 8, Phil McDonald July 15, Mary Humphreys July 22 and Don Sanborn and Don Kallaus of the AdAmAn Club July 29.
       Titled "Art & Crafts in Bancroft Park," the June 21 event was a financial boon for the non-profit OCCHS. According to Cervone, the society netted $770 (chiefly in crafter booth rentals), which will help with upkeep on the Old Colorado City History Center it owns at 1 S. 24th St.
       For more information, call 636-1225.

Westside Pioneer/press release