Oktoberfest This Saturday!
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Black Forest Community Club
This year we hope to make this a special event as we opening up this event to everyone in the Forest who in any way were impacted by the Fire. The event is also FREE for all comers. Please plan to attend and invite your friends and neighbors if they are not an addressee on this email. This year we will again have the Al Kaly Shriner German Oompah band playing for your entertainment. They were a hit last year and will be once again. Our menu will feature Brats, hot dogs, potato salad, sauerkraut, pickles and assorted condiments. Beverages will be provided for all ages.
For desert we look to you all, bringing the goodies and we will have a competition for the best apple and pumpkin desert. . We also will have a pumpkin carving contest and awards will be presented for the best pumpkin as well as for the deserts. In any case just come enjoy the fixings and plan to do some dancing to the wonderful music of the German Band. These folks may even do a Polka or two!
Also since we are not charging for this event consider bringing a nonperishable food item or two for our Christmas basket program that we extend to needy families that attend Wolford Elementary. This is a tradition that the Club has offered the school over the years and we will continue to extend this helping hand once again this year. The Club will augment the nonperishables with a turkey and perishable items for each basket prepared. Let’s make this Christmas one to be remembered for those folks who need a helping hand.
The Festival is Here!
Join us this coming Saturday, August 17th for the annual Black Forest Festival. This year's theme is Recover, Rebuild, Restore - our community. the Black Forest community is a strong, reseliant bunch and we want to show the Colorado Springs area that we are here to stay. The parade this year, honors the first responders, the firefighters, police and sherrif deputies, Colorado National Guard and all those who helped save our forest and homes. Bob Harvey, Chief of Black Forest Fire and Rescue is our parade Grand Marshall.
All the fun begins at 6:30 with the traditional pancake breakfest. Those in uniform will receive breakfast for free, courtest of CenturyLink. Check out all the updated information about the festival here. See you there!!!!!
Board and Officer's Meeting Tonight
You are welcome to attend th monthly Black Forest Commuity Club Board and Officer's meeting at the Club at 7pm. We will be discussing the upcoming festival as well as the usual club business. See Agenda here
Pot Luck Dinner
The Black Forest Commmunity Club will be hosting a dinner for the folks in the community who lost their homes and club members. The first one will be Sunday July 14th at 5PM. We will be supplying and serving hot dogs with condiments, potato salad, baked beans, salad and brownies and we ask club members to bring a dish on that menu to share. Watch this space for more information.
Black Forest Festival
In case you are wondering, the Black Forest Festival will still be held on Saturday August 17, 2013. Please click on the Festival 2013 link to the left for more details. Booths are still available for rental and we hope you will participate on this event to celebrate our community and the re-building and restoration efforts. We'll be honoring the first responders whose efforts helped to save our community.
We'll be updating the website for information about where to get help for recovery. Click on the picture to take you to the information page. It is a work in progress.
If you'd like to help, please click here to e-mail. Please give your name, phone number and e-mail
Here is a video of the fire area
If you'd like to get a look of what the fire did from the air, check out this you tube video. You can see the community club in the background. This was filmed by a private helicopter pilot looking at the LDS Chapel.
It's Time to Get Your Festival Booth
Booth rentals for the 2013 Black Forest Festival are now available for rent. Please click here for more information and a map of the festival grounds for you to choose your booth.
Be in the Festival Parade!!!!!!
Don't just let the parade pass you by, be in it! Contact Shari Conley at 440-1095 or email her at email@example.com.