July 4th Activities in the Old North End

Old North End 4th of July Activities

All 4th of July activates are still on for our neighborhood!  In an effort to help support the many people who where impacted by the fires, we are hosting a toy drive for the kids of Mountain Shadows.  We will be collecting new or gently used toys and stuffed animals for the kids.  We will also have Thank You posters for our local firefighters.  Please sign the posters with words of your appreciation.  We will present these to our neighborhood Firehouse #2 and Arvada #8 next week.  We also encourage you to put your own posters out to thank the firefighters for what they did!


Bike Decorating for the 4th of July Parade: 

Tuesday, July 3, 3pm – 5pm

Steele School Gazebo on Nevada Avenue and Del Norte

Patriotic decorations for the kids bikes!

Cookies and lemonade for all!

Toy Drive for new and gently-used toys for the impacted kids of Mountain Shadows

Thank You poster for our local firefighters

4th of July Parade

Wednesday, July 4, 9:00 am

Boddington Field at Wood Ave & Washington St

Join kids of all ages for the decades-old Old North End tradition

Bike, walk, & scooter along the flag route of Wood Avenue, Del Norte and Alamo

Please bring snacks to share for the post-parade party at Boddington Field!

Toy Drive for new and gently-used toys for the impacted kids of Mountain Shadows (at Boddington Field)

Thank You poster for our local firefighters (tables at Boddington Field)

Showing our Support and Thanks

Here is a note a neighbor sent us:

As a neighbor here in the Old North End and a resident of Colorado Springs my heart aches as I know it does for all of us here in Colorado Springs during the fires.

I was trying to think of a way to show that we are praying for and supporting those who have lost homes, those who are evacuated and firefighters who risk their lives daily.  I am going to tie a large red and blue ribbon* in my front yard and also place one on my car so that those effected know they are being thought of and supported during this difficult time.

I am going to place a ribbon in front of my home and I hope others (particularly on Wood Avenue) would join me in showing this support for our firefighters and friends who have lost their homes here in Colorado Springs

Please tie a large red and blue ribbon in a prominent place in your front yard as well as a small one on your car. This will show a sign of support for all of who want to work together to help our community.

Thank you for your consideration.  I hope we can work together on this sign of support for our neighbors. 
*The International Firefighters recognize the red and blue ribbon as the symbol of support for fire fighters. The IFFD ribbons are linked to colors symbolic of the main elements firefighters work with – red for fire and blue for water. These colors also are internationally recognized as representing emergency service.
*Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Neric.

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