Don’t make Nancy Cromwell have to tunnel out of MDA jail
Nancy Cromwell of Silt Mesa desperately needs your help today, Thursday, June 26. She has consented to be “locked up” at the Bayou Restaurant in West Glenwood, to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.From 11 a.m. until noon, she will be trying to raise enough funds to spring her from the bonds of captivity. If you can make any donation at all, please bring it to the Bayou, and who knows what she’ll do to make it worth your while. Just envision her singing, “Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen” and trying to chip away a tunnel through the floor.Cromwell doesn’t know what to expect, and hasn’t even seen the “jailhouse” she is to be thrown into. “If someone would like to help out, I’m sure they could do it (for me) at 9 a.m. or 4 p.m.,” she said nervously. “If you can find it in your hearts, please don’t let them lock me up and throw away the key,” Cromwell added, pleading for her bail.Kickoff for the 24th Annual Apple Tree Park Freedom Celebration will be Thursday, July 3, from 7-9 p.m. during a Community/Family Dance in the Village Green. Live music will set the pace for the early American Country Dance as Cheryl Currier calls out the Virginia Reel and other dances. Suggested donations of $6/family or $3/single will support the Garden School.The Freedom Celebration is set for the Fourth of July at Apple Tree Park. Cub Scout Troop 221 begins the festivities with a Flag Raising Ceremony, and then kids can get a real kick out of the shuttle rides around Apple Tree on New Castle Engine #1, a 1941 fire truck. The Freedom Celebration is a fun, alcohol-free, family event.The Garden School will offer burgers, drinks and snow cones to hungry partygoers. Free kids games, including gunnysack races, beanbag toss and a water balloon relay, will fill the afternoon with lots of fun. Face painting will be available, as well as a slip-n-slide, a jumping castle, and other games and contests.Organizers are bringing back the popular “Old Face-Full”, an unannounced, sporadic fountain to cool off the crowd. “Bring another set of clothes,” warned Martha Smith, Apple Tree representative and Freedom Celebration honcho.Kids can also participate in the treasure hunt, with an event for kids 7 years of age and under, and another event for kids 8 and up.If you like obscure antique items, be sure to stop in at the What’s It? Contest. Fifteen items are sure to make you scratch your head and wonder what was the original use for these things. The person with the most correct answers wins a prize.Family entertainment is always a crowd pleaser at the Freedom Celebration, and this year Shonna Partain and the Western Slope Cloggers, reigning members of the Miss Burning Mountain Court, and the New Hope Praise Band will be creating some memorable times. The headliner is the Hard Times Bluegrass Band, a Christian group that performs classic country, gospel, and bluegrass music on a variety of stringed instruments. Hard Times will be performing from 7:30-9:30 p.m. New Castle residents will be happy to hear that fireworks will begin after 9:30 p.m.The menu for the CMC Senior Nutrition Luncheon at the New Castle Community Center on Monday, June 30, will be a baked pork chop, potatoes with gravy, zucchini saut, citrus salad, and a brownie cookie.Please call me at 984-2308 if you have any inspirational New Castle news to share. The dedicated people who are putting lots of energy into this year’s Burning Mountain Festival need volunteers. Call Noreen at 625-8175 if you could work a couple shifts at the Beer Garden or on another committee. Also, if you are thinking about having a booth or being a vendor at the Festival, organizers need this information as soon as possible.
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