Douglas County is hosting a public celebration “of gratitude and community spirit,” following the recent re-opening of much of the community due to decreased COVID-19 cases. The “Together We …
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Douglas County is hosting a public celebration “of gratitude and community spirit,” following the recent re-opening of much of the community due to decreased COVID-19 cases.
The “Together We Stand” event will take place June 26 at Sandstone Ranch, a more than 2,000-acre preserved area in southern Douglas County.
“This event is intended to create a moment of pause and peace, (and to) inspire gratitude and celebrate what unites us on one of the most heavenly properties in our open space catalog,” according to a joint statement from the board of county commissioners.
While the historic ranch portion of the property is normally closed to the public due to its sensitive environment, the public will be able to visit this area for the festivities.
“Join your friends and neighbors as we honor those we’ve lost and celebrate the resilience and strength of so many during this past year,” according to a county news release, “Including hard-working individuals and families, our business community, first responders, other public servants and the healthcare and public health professionals from throughout Douglas County communities.”
Event goers can expect live bluegrass music, food vendors, hikes and hayrides with everything beginning at 10 a.m. and wrapping up at 2 p.m. Commissioners also plan to make remarks during the event.
The county recommends those in attendance bring camp chairs, picnic blankets, water, sunscreen and walking shoes. Alcohol, animals and glass containers are not permitted.
“We will recognize lives lost while also offering post-pandemic reflection on all that we have to be grateful for,” according to the joint commissioner statement.
The entrance to the event will be at 8309 South Perry Park Road.
Sandstone Ranch, which features mountain views, red rock formations and wildlife, was purchased by the county in January 2018 and opened to the public in September 2020. There are 12 miles of multi-use trails open for hiking, biking and horseback riding.
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