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Spring/Summer Events Discussed at Holly Commercial Club

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The monthly meeting of the Holly Commercial Club was held Wednesday, April 6th at the United Methodist Church with special guest, Cathy Garcia, former President of Action 22 and current Regional Director for U.S. Senator Gardner’s Pueblo Office.

There are now 20 full time Commercial Club members with the Holly Historical Society joining as an associate member, increasing that listen to five associates. Looking ahead to Christmas activities, Darlene Bruce noted only one home has signed up for the holiday home tour. Chantel Fuller suggested that the Old Fashioned Christmas event be held on a Saturday rather than a Thursday night and that it be scheduled for November so as not to interfere with the busy schedule of activities in December, but no date has been set at this time.

Holly Administrator, Jerry L’Estrange reported his is still waiting to learn if this portion of the state has been selected for the annual, three-day, Pedal the Plains bicycle tour. Holly might be selected as one of three cities needed for the event.  If the town is selected, he said numerous volunteers will be required to meet the logistics of the event which attracts almost 1,000 riders.  The school offered the school yards and the Old Gym.  Bicyclists would depart from Holly on Friday, September 16th and return on Sunday.

Bob DeLancey, owner of KVAY radio in Lamar discussed advertising options for the Commercial Club and a committee will meet with DeLancey regarding radio ad contest for the approaching Bluegrass Festival.

Cathy Garcia explained her duties for Senator Gardner. Her office covers 16 southeast Colorado counties.  Garcia noted the Senator is working on a Red Tape bill to eliminate paperwork duplication in Washington, DC, asking specifically that before a new federal agency can be created an existing one must be eliminated.  He hopes to have that in place prior to the next budget vote.  Garcia said some other interests include sanctions for North Korea and Iran and he is working on legislation to keep Guantanamo Bay in Cuba open as a prison for international terrorists instead of having some sent to the U.S. for incarceration.

The treasurer’s report showed a year to date loss for the Club of $2,143.32 with $84.88 for this past March. The Holly Shopper report showed a net loss of $10.30 for March and a year to date loss of $96.66.  Another report showed that from January 1, 2003 through March 2016, the total net income has been $2,508.68.  The next Holly Commercial Club meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 4.

From notes submitted by Darlene Bruce, Secretary-Treasurer

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