The Lighter Side of Christmas Parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 2, 2023. SOAR is the coordinator of the parade. If you’ve never heard of SOAR, it is an alliance of nonprofits in Teller County. The nonprofits meet monthly for training and then different groups collaborate on fundraising activities. The parade is one of those fundraising events. There are two beneficiaries helping the LSOC to create a memorable parade for 2023. They are the Rotary Club of Pikes Peak and Divide Mountain Explorers.
The Rotary Club of Pikes Peak in Woodland Park has served the community for the past thirty years. They are a service club that works on projects that will benefit our local community and other communities world wide.Some of the current club projects are: Sponsor for the Children’s Literacy Site in Woodland Park and help with tutoring; Deliver dictionaries to area third grade students; Help with the annual bell ringing project to benefit Teller County Salvation Army; Annual scholarships for high school seniors in Teller County; Donate to and participate in the Rotary Champions event.
Divide Mountain Explorers – From the creators of the amazing Divide Mountain Girl Scouts, we now present to you The Divide Mountain Explorers. They are a non-profit, unaffiliated, grass-roots, local youth adventure and community service program. Much like their former team label, they “Pride Ourselves in Creating Adventurous Experiences, Encouraging Youth Leadership Opportunities, and Providing Community Service to Teller County and the Surrounding Area!”
To learn more about the parade, how you can participate, and much more please click the links below.