Westside Briefs:
Jackson Park concert now Sept. 26

       Rained out Sept. 12, the Jackson Park concert has been rescheduled to Saturday, Sept. 26. The times are 3 to 5 p.m.
       Cynthia McGrath of the Holland Park Community Association (HPCA) said this will be one of the last chances to see Mason - a one-man, amplified blues band - who is moving to the state of Washington after this month.
       The outdoor show is free. People are encouraged to bring blankets and picnic baskets and socialize with neighbors.
       This is the second year the HPCA has held the event (Mason also played last year), in an effort to draw attention to the virtues and needs of the 9.7-acre park, which is the largest in Holland Park. The HPCA has adopted the park, which means it cleans up trash there and makes suggestions to the city on future improvements.
       The HPCA is also open to new members, according to McGrath. For more information, call 264-1811.
       Ten years ago, Paul and Marjorie Ferrin hosted their first “Hymn Sing” at a Colorado Springs church. The success of the event led the 55-year married couple to requests for similar performances at churches of various denominations around the country. On Friday, Sept. 25, the Ferrins will celebrate the 10th anniversary of that first performance with “An Old Fashioned Hymn Sing” at Living Hope Church (formerly Living Springs Worship Center), 640 Manitou Blvd.
       The event is free, and the public is invited. The guest choir will be The Mesa Hills Bible Church Adult Choir.
       For more information, call 473-9436 or 548-1488.
       El Paso County Commissioner Sallie Clark, a Westside resident and business owner, was recently selected for two committees formulating legislative priorities for the National Association of Counties (NACo). She is vice chair of the Juvenile Subcommittee of Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee and a member of the Programs and Services Standing Committee. Clark has served on the Justice and Public Safety Committee since becoming a commissioner in 2005.
       NACo provides legislative, research, technical and public affairs assistance to county governments and advocates county issues to the federal governments.
       ”We cannot afford to sit back and wait until new laws are passed and new mandates are handed down to local government,” Clark said of her NACo work. “We must be proactive with our federal and state governments to inform them of the impacts on our citizen taxpayers and our local government agencies.”

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