Dozens of Volunteers Clean Up Boggsville For Anniversary Celebrations

Description: Volunteers Gathered to Help Clean Up the Boggsville Historic Landmark Site last Saturday. 2021 is a big year for Boggsville as it will be featured in activities celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail.

Published: 04/10/2021
Byline: Hart

Dozens of Volunteers Clean Up Boggsville For Anniversary Celebrations

Boggsville Clean Up Volunteers SECO News Volunteers from across Southeast Colorado spent Saturday morning cleaning up the Boggsville Historic Site. Including local students from the Las Animas High School True Blue and Las Animas Junior High Pure Gold groups. Students rode the bus to the worksite and were treated to ice cream from Dairy Queen afterwards.

Boggsville Clean Up SECO News Pure Gold volunteers used rakes, trimmers and their hands to remove dried underbrush from the ditch banks around Boggsville. 

Boggsville Volunteers Clean Up SECO News Numerous truckloads were hauled to the large burn pile.

Boggsville Volunteers Clean Up SECO News These boys had fun while they worked and joked and laughed a lot.

 Boggsville House SECO News After a morning of hard work volunteers enjoyed lunch and good company on the Boggsville House porches. 

Anita Pointen Boggsville Clean up SECO News Anita Pointen updated the crowd on the latest happenings at the Boggsville Historic Landmark.

Pointen said that they were pursuing two potential funding sources for the Boggsville Historic Landmark. The first one is through the Daughters of the American Revolution and would be for $10,000. They have applied for the H.E.R. scholarship through the National Parks, which is targeting towards women and minorities, according to Pointon, it is worth $500,000 and they will probably need to fundraise matching funds.

Afterwards Pointen said, "Bent County Historical Society and Boggsville Historic Site are so very grateful for all the work accomplished by the volunteers!!! Thank you to members of the Bents Fort Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Assn., Pure Gold, True Blue, and other community members! Also, "Thank You" to Thaxtons Market for donating bottled water for the workers. We are so lucky to live in such a caring community!"