Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Mayor: It's nearly party time

Posted By on Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 5:11 PM

I dont know about you, but Im brimming with local pride just thinking about this party.
  • That Bill Fellow
  • I don't know about you, but I'm brimming with local pride just thinking about this party.
Live it up, Colorado Springs! The mayor is ready to par-tay on Feb. 17!

Now, you may recall that this isn't the first time the mayor has declared party time. The last time he did this, a few hearty locals ended up soaked and freezing on the lawn of the Pioneers Museum surrounded by a bouncy castle and a bunch of goose-pimpled cheerleaders. Mother Nature, apparently, wasn't feeling it.

But the mayor has learned from his mistakes. This new celebration is being held indoors. Bach also appears to have toned down the frivolity a bit. The press release below mentions neither a bouncy castle nor cheerleaders, sadly. But there are science demonstrations. Which shows that our mayor has tapped into some deep party-hosting wisdom: When in doubt, blow something up.

Mayor Bach invites community to Spirit of the Springs Winter Rally

Mayor Steve Bach invites citizens to a Spirit of the Springs “Winter Rally” to help celebrate what is great about Colorado Springs.

The rally will take place on Friday, Feb. 17, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Summit Ballroom of The Antlers Hilton in downtown Colorado Springs at 4 S. Cascade Avenue. Admission is free of charge.

Attendees will have a chance to meet Spirit of the Springs Celebration Award winners; enjoy performances by Colorado Springs Conservatory, Children's Chorale, and Sweet Adelines; participate in fun science demonstrations by Cool Science; or stage a “gold medal moment” with photo backdrops provided by the United States Olympic Committee, among other activities.

Parking is available beneath The Antlers with free validation available at the rally. Free parking is also available at non-metered spots on streets nearby.

At his swearing in-ceremony, Mayor Bach described his vision to encourage individuals and families to connect with the best our community had to offer and to share of themselves and make our City even better. He called his wide-ranging vision the “Spirit of the Springs.”

On Sept. 16, 2011, Mayor Bach announced his Spirit of the Springs initiatives at a community pep rally at Pioneers Museum.

For more information, visit and follow @SpringsSpirit on Twitter.
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