Colorado Grand® Car Rally in Leadville Tomorrow
The 26th Annual Colorado Grand® car rally will stop in Leadville, tomorrow, September 9, from noon – 4 p.m.
The nearly 100 vintage vehicles will be headquartered at the historic Delaware and parked along East 7th Street. The group will visit Leadville shops and restaurants for their afternoon break, as well as gather for coffee and dessert at the hotel.
The Leadville stopover offers an opportunity of a lifetime to see and photograph vintage race cars. En route from Copper Mountain to Vail via Hwy 24, the cars will motor into Leadville and park on East 7th St. from Harrison to Poplar, thanks to the cooperative efforts of Leadville property owners and businesses. Spectators are invited to see them free of charge. Entrants from around the world will include pre-WWII Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo, Bentley, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Maserati, Allard, and such exotic names as Amilcar, Cisitalia, Squire, Delahaye, and Talbot-Lago. US models from Chrysler, Packard and Kurtis are also part of the lineup.
The Colorado Grand® is an annual charity tour for 1960 and earlier sports and race cars of distinction. Every September at the peak of the fall color season approximately the vintage cars motor 1,000 miles in five days through the Rockies in a relaxed, non-competitive event. The event generates about $300,000 annually for small Colorado charities and Western Slope towns as well as college scholarships to graduating high-school seniors in those towns. Last year The Colorado Grand® made a donation to the Lake County Advocates as a thank you for Leadville’s hospitality. Other charities the Grand® supports include the Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation, the Robert Sutherland Foundation, Flight for Life, CASA, and medical facilities in small towns. Cumulative donations since 1989 are over $3.6 million.
National Al. on Mental Illness Gears Back Up For Fall
The Leadville National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) group will host a potluck dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 6:30 pm at Annie Livingston-Garrett’s, 310 East 8th Street in Leadville. Anyone who’s interested in finding out about NAMI is invited to join us. Any questions, or directions, please contact Annie Livingston-Garrett at 719-293-2302 or 615-636-5257.
Regular NAMI Meetings Offered in Lake County
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will offer a Connections Support Group starting on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 22. This is a research-based support group for those with a mental illness.
The facilitators, Verena Wallace and Annie Livingston-Garrett, will lead each group using the national group guidelines, principles of support and stages of emotional support to trauma. This group is supported by NAMI Colorado and is offered to Leadville and Lake County residents. This group operates under confidentiality and is not therapy. There is no cost for this program.
NAMI invites you to join us as we restart this program in our community after our summer hiatus. We will meet at 6:30 pm at Colorado Mountain College in Room 408, Climax Building. If there are any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Annie Livingston-Garrett at 719-293-2302 or 615-636-5257.