The food she serves is from her Green Table Farm here in Mancos, and is Certified Natural Grown. The menu, so far, consists of sandwiches – Ruebens, barbecued pulled pork, and pulled pork sliders with cole slaw. There will always be hot dogs and ice cream. The cafe is open for lunch and dinner, Wednesday through Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dine in or take out.
This is only the beginning: Kendra hopes to have her commercial kitchen up and running this winter and be making her own ice cream and chocolates by then. In between all that she will be getting married in September. Let’s all go by to wish her well ... and enjoy some new tastes.
Hospice moves fastLast week, I didn’t make an important announcement: The Hospice of Montezuma County had an open house to celebrate moving into their new quarters after raising over $10,000 in donations in just one month. When I heard that it would take $20,000 to move in, I had no idea it would take place so soon. Thanks to all of you who helped make this happen. The Hospice does nothing but good.
Luther Elliss is in the house
Guess who I saw on television last night? None other than Luther Elliss, Mancos’ own professional football player. Elliss, who was drafted in the first round out of the University of Utah, played professionally for the Detroit Lions and Denver Broncos of the NFL and was a two-time Pro Bowler.
He was enjoying the game from the bleachers with some of the Bronco officials.
Don’t count them outI spoke with Linda Simmons, the secretary of the Mancos Creative District board about the latest developments.
“Of course, we were disappointed not to receive the Space to Create grant, and we congratulate Ridgway, but we are going forward with our plans.”
Sunday, Sept. 11, is the third annual Harvest Festival, which previously was handled by the town and now is in our hands. Grand Avenue will be closed off. Tables will be set up along the street. Attendees, please bring a table, chairs, food to share and your own place settings.
New this year will be a costume contest in three categories: Pre-1900, 1901-1940 (remember Rosie the Riveter), and 1941-1970. This should be lots of fun and bring plenty of laughter.
Expect to hear lots more from this group. They are not defeated.
A musical journey into the CCCThe Mancos Historical Society has some exciting events coming. On Wednesday, Sept. 7, the society and the Mancos Public Library present “The CCC Boys of Colorado: A Musical Tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps,” at 6 p.m. at the library. Michigan-based author/songwriter Bill Jamerson will present an hourlong music and storytelling program.
It’s free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. For more information, visit http://www.mancoslibrary.org.
Do you have a relative who joined the Civilian Conservation Corps?
‘Free State of Jones’Dr. Gary Knight will tell us the real story behind the film “Free State of Jones,” which depicts his family in Mississippi during the Civil War. This controversial subject is sure to interest and excite. It’s at Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m.
See you around town, be sure to say hi!