Monday, February 8, 2010

Order Calendars Now!

We've sold out the first batch of the first-ever Morrison calendars. If you didn't get yours, there's still time to order!

We expect our second delivery about February 20, but you can pre-order by downloading this order form and sending it, with your check, to Morrison Historical Society at PO Box 1294, Morrison, CO, 80465. A few will also be available at local businesses.

Supplies are limited, but we will reorder if necessary (just takes a little longer). If you aren't in town, please enclose $2 extra and allow time for mailing. Remember, it's a 14-month calendar, so it will last through February 2011.

Support your local historical society while enjoying historic photos and extra descriptive information on each. You'll also be able to celebrate key dates from Morrison's past all year long. We'll throw in your 2010 individual or family membership for each $20 calendar sold at no extra cost.

Note: Business membership is also available for $100 and includes two calendars. Orders will be accepted through February 2010. Individual calendars may also be ordered online at (use link or search “6260401” or “historic Morrison”).

Thanks again for your support!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

What a Party!

We're happy to report that Saturday night's Cabin Fever Dance was a huge success! This event, instigated by Gus and Jamee Chambers and the Morrison Town Band last year, has all the makings of a new town tradition. At one point the dance floor and the entire hall was Standing Room Only, as residents and visitors greeted each other and caught up on the news.

The band, expanded to nine for this occasion, rehearsed mightily and worked up a terrific new set of songs to add to their previous repetoire. The "mix" throughout the evening was just great and seemed to appeal to dancers and watchers alike. Your contributions to MAC (Morrison Action Committee) and MHS (Morrison Historical Society) were so generous that they enabled us to give the musicians a small stipend in recognition of their efforts, energy, and the great entertainment they provided.

Early in the evening, a number of the more youthful contingent showed off their dance moves with their elders. Unfortunately, most of them moved too fast for the camera. Can anyone put names on these two dancers for us?

Lila Horton, resplendent in a black leather outfit with fringed and beaded vest, taught a class in the Cowboy Cha-cha to a lineup of willing students. They practiced their new skills throughout the evening.

Previously well trained by Lila, Shari got together with her teacher and a few other daring souls in a Very Fast rendition of the Electric Slide.

Thanks to all who contributed food, mountains of which appeared as if by magic to refresh dancers, hard-working band members, and wallflowers alike.

As for the new calendars, we sold more than half of our stock, paid off the initial investment, and have a few more available. Preview, or purchase individual copies, at the link above. Spread the word—we'd love to have to reorder!

We'll have more photos from this super event up soon, so check back. Thanks, all!