Let’s improve Main Street | PostIndependent.com

Let’s improve Main Street

The town of New Castle and the New Castle Chamber of Commerce are working together to understand how we can boost our local economy/downtown business environment.

They have been exploring the Main Street Program, which has proved to be a successful grassroots program around the country in initiating economic development.

The town supported sending two members of the community to attend a Colorado State Conference on the Main Street Program; in return the participants would be expected to return to the community to educate and take action.

Organizers are looking for community members and business owners to be a part of this program and have input to improve New Castle.

If you have any questions, please contact Clinton Carroll, New Castle Chamber president, at 984-2897.

The New Castle Chamber of Commerce is also looking for local pictures to showcase New Castle, its surroundings, and outdoor activities to include in a Colorado/Utah Travel Guide. The chamber would appreciate any pictures that would be of interest to showcase our area, including hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, or families enjoying the town. Please e-mail them to the chamber with information about the location of the photo, and perhaps include what time of year and anything else interesting about the shot, or when it was taken.

If you’ve missed several of the recent local craft fairs and still have people on your Christmas list, there is another chance to support your local crafters. A Christmas Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Apple Tree Community Center, 5175 County Road 335. Tables are available, and all crafters are welcome.

Holiday candy, jewelry, crocheted hats, scarves and blankets, gifts for pets and country gifts will be available. And Santa will be ready for kid’s Christmas wishes from noon to 3 p.m.

For more information, please contact Lola at 984-0479.

And if you’re in the process of making your own special Christmas gifts and need a place away from your busy house to work on them, the Anvil Points Quilters are inviting all quilters to join the group to finish or work on your projects from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Rifle Library Branch, 102 E. Second St. in Rifle.

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. Merry Christmas to all!

Kay Vasilakis’ “New Castle News” column appears alternate Thursdays. To contact her with a news tip or local inspiration, please call 384-9118 or e-mail kay@postindependent.com.

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