Breakfast Summary- March 19, 2015:
The Penrose Chamber of Commerce met for their monthly
breakfast on March 19th at the Penrose Community &
There were 23+ members & guests present. What a good breakfast we had! We
had a corn beef hash meal, along with sausage & biscuits. Once again,
thanks to the members & workers of the Senior Center
in Penrose for their outstanding service.
Calvin Sunderman, Interim President of the Penrose Chamber,
opened the introduction of the Chamber breakfast. He also told about the
Volunteer Fire Dept.’s busy schedule of training & attending the emergency
calls, both fire & accident related.
Tami Mundy represented both the Penrose Park
& the Penrose Community Library with announcements. The Penrose Park
has been cleared to go ahead & fix the bathrooms at the concession stand
& do the restoration of the building. Tami also said they would be having
an Easter Egg Hunt at the park. The library will be having a movie night on
Friday, March 27th at 6 pm. The movie is free to everyone. It is
entitled “Big Hero 6”. Refreshments will be served.
Earl Perry, representing his company, Mission Ready Tree
Service, was there. He said they are keeping busy by trimming & removing
trees, as needed by the customers. Earl thanked Bill & Ione McGuire for
their service to the Penrose Chamber of Commerce since Bill is no longer the
Executive Director. Thank you to Earl for his kind words.
We want to welcome Allen Kinsley, President of the Florence
Chamber of Commerce, & Bruce Jensen for coming out to our monthly
breakfast. They came to tell us about the activities they are involved in at Florence. They will be
having their awards banquet for their Chamber of Commerce soon. On April 4th
at 10 am they will have an Easter Egg Hunt. They will have a Steam Punk
Festival involving how you come dressed & there will be all kinds of
imaginative activities going on in the city of Florence. Also, art shows & welding
displays going on. This will be April 11th & 12th.
Don’t miss the fun!
Steve Shannon, Treasurer of the Penrose Chamber of Commerce
& President of the Penrose Senior Center, gave the date & time of the
Senior Money Maker, the Easter Brunch on April 5th from 10 am until
12 noon. Steve is involved in the Beaver
There will be a cemetery clean-up in April.
George Sugar, Fremont County Manager, gave regrets for
Debbie Bell as she couldn’t be at the breakfast. George gave us several
announcements of things going on in Fremont
County & Cañon City. The Garden Park County building
& Public Health Dept. will have an open house on April 7th from
2-4 pm. All are welcome to come. George also announced that Fremont Trash
vouchers are available in the Fremont
rm.106 beginning March 23rd. There will only be 300 vouchers
available so come soon to get one. Bring your Fremont County
drivers license to prove you’re from the County.
Jerome Townsend represents the Colorado
in Cañon City. He gave the date for the Job Fair
at the Abbey Event Center
from 10-12 pm on March 25th. They are hopeful to have many people
come prepared to be hired & have their info, because they may be able to
get a job!
Anne Sterling writes the column Out & About in Penrose
for the Florence Citizen. If you have any news you would like to see in the
paper, get in touch with Anne. Anne said she would like to see more interest in
Hwy. 115. We would all like to see it become a safer road. The light by the
bridge has been replaced.
Clar & Dave Shipman, represented the 1st
Southern Baptist Church & they come out regularly to our breakfast.
Susan & Richard Hildebrand came out to the breakfast.
Richard keeps us informed about the Pipeline coming from the Arkansas
river. This will eventually help Penrose to have extra water for
residential use. The Pipeline is almost all put in. There will be a period of
time for this pipeline to receive water because of the land that is used for
the line has to come back as natural grass to the location near Howard where
the original wells for storage are located. This has to be done according to
the water laws of the State of Colorado.
Pat & Rose Lindley, E & R Enterprises, were at the
breakfast. We want to thank Pat, especially because he gave all people who were
present an air tire testing gauge. Those always come in handy. Call Pat for
Charles Phipps, Rainbow Trail Locksmith business, was at the
breakfast. He talked about his business. He is available to help people get
into their cars when they lock themselves out. For more information, call
Charles at 289-0457.
It was announced that the Gazette Telegraph Newspaper of
Colorado Springs would be publishing 4 articles about how the Penrose area has
been impacted by the marijuana business. To find the articles of interest, look
in the week of March 15 through the end of march 23rd on the Gazette
website. There are no other e-mail addresses are available.
We’ll see you next month! We will begin our breakfast for
the summer at Coyote’s Coffee Den in June.