Penrose Chamber of Commerce

The Gateway to Fremont County



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Estes Industries was founded in 1958 in Denver, Colorado. Vern Estes developed a machine that mass-produced solid propellant model rocket engines.

This invention gave people a consistent and reliable way to launch model rockets. Later, the company branched out into the mass production of balsa nose cones and adapters for model rockets. Estes® began selling model rockets by mail in 1960.

The company was moved in 1961 to a 77-acre tract of land on the outskirts of Penrose, Colorado. Rapid growth followed and soon Penrose became known as the “Model Rocket Capital of the World”. Estes Industries has grown to be the leading manufacturer of model rocket kits, engines and accessories in the world. COX® joined the Estes family of products in 1996.

For over 50 years, COX has been the choice of millions of families getting started in model airplane flying. COX products are designed for first time users who want the best start to a flying adventure and for more advanced fliers. Experience the magic of flying with COX Free Flying, Control Line or Radio Control aircraft. In January 2010, the Estes-Cox Corporation was purchased by Hobbico, a 100% Employee-Owned Corporation based in Champaign, Illinois, and will continue operations in Penrose, Colorado. Industry leaders in their fields, Estes and COX will continue to turn kids and adults on to flight with innovative new products that will go FASTER, FURTHER AND HIGHER.




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Cañon City Chamber of Commerce 26th Annual Christmas Parade of Lights

 Kwik Stop presents A Family Christmas- Cañon City Chamber of Commerce 26th Annual Christmas Parade of Lights honoring Becky Walker Citizen of the Year

Saturday, December 6, 2014  Parade starts at 6 pm. 

3rd Annual Far Fun Run- Santa Dash   $5.00 Entry Fee to Benefit Y.E.T. I. (Youth Exercise Training Initiative)


Pasta Party- Cañon City Elks #610, Friday, Dec 12th

For info and tickets: 719-275-2331     6 pm Cash Bar?7 pm Dinner & Dance $12 per person

Live Auction!! Live Music!! (Music by Sparky)


Penrose Sr. & Community Center -Saturday, Dec. 20th 2 pm-4 pm

 Picture with Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus- Saturday, Dec. 20th from 2-4 pm

pictures with Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus, cookies & Christmas picture frame craft

Christmas Silent Auction: bids open Tuesday, Dec. 2nd at 11 AM

bids close Tues. Dec. 23rd at 12 pm

405 Broadway Street  Penrose, CO


Penrose Senior Citizens Club November menu

 Nov. 4th- Meatball Subs, Chips, & Salad

 Nov. 6th- Chicken Pot Pie

 Nov. 11th- Sloppy Joes & Pasta Salad

 Nov. 13th- Soup & Sandwich

 Nov. 18th- Chicken Parm., Pasta, Salad

 Nov. 20th- Chowder & Salad

 Nov. 25th-Thanksgiving Pot Luck

$3 donation, milk available upon request


Pikes Peak Motor Co.

Susan Hilderbrand

C '3 Colorado Springs LLC

Fred Warner


We have discovered the camera doesn't work & due to finances, we have put this project on hold! Sorry for the inconvenience!

Penrose Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 379, Penrose, CO 81240

(719) 372-3994   Fax (719) 372-3994

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