A Superior Fourth of July

A Superior Fourth of July2 min read

Wow, I think that was my favorite fourth of July yet!

I had a blast running in the Superior Mile with so many friends and neighbors, and was thrilled to finish in 5:30. That’s four seconds slower than my time last year, but since I’ve been focused on training for distance rather than speed, I was pretty psyched 🙂

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As soon as I was done with the race, I headed over to Mayor Clint Folsom’s house for coffee and muffins to celebrate his wife’s birthday and tour her beautiful garden before going back to Rock Creek Parkway for the annual parade. Happy birthday, Leslie!

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At this year’s parade, though, I wasn’t sitting on the sidelines cheering everyone on. I had volunteered to walk with Clint to support his run for re-election, and ended up carrying one side of his banner along with his neighbor Dawn! I have never been in a parade before, and it was a lot of fun to try something new. Dawn and I had a blast chit chatting all the way down Rock Creek Parkway, waving to our friends on the sidelines, and of course, ensuring that we pointed out all the kids that needed candy to the volunteer behind us throwing tons of it out 😉

By the time we wrapped up the parade at Community Park, I was pretty hungry, and was really happy to be able to enjoy the town’s annual pancake breakfast. Our town’s events in Community Park (the beer / chili fest, this pancake breakfast) are one of my favorite things about living here! I had brought a friend with me and he was amazed at all the booths, inflatable playgrounds, and of course, how friendly everyone we met was. Superior is truly a superior Colorado town!

If elected to become Trustee, I look forward to riding in next year’s parade with the other fabulous women leading our town. Only one of our current female trustees will remain on next year’s board – sadly, this is both Rita Dozal and Sandie Pennington’s last year of service. Those are some pretty big shoes to fill, but I’m looking forward to the challenge!

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But more importantly, I’m looking forward to making sure that our town has the financial means to continue sponsoring events like the pancake breakfast. These community-building events are critical to our town culture, and even as we grow and expand with new technology and more homes / businesses, I want to see us keep the small town feel that makes me love living in Superior, USA.

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