Al's Photography Blog

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Folly Beach, South Carolina

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Mountain Shadows Community

I was a volunteer at a concert yesterday for the community of Mountain Shadows which was so hard-hit by the recent wildfire (almost 350 homes were lost). The sign below is based on the Colorado state flag.
It was held in a local park, and I think the several hundred people there had a good time. Several area bands performed, vendors were selling various delicious foods, and there was a really positive spirit in the air.
Slowly the area is starting to recover. Trees are green where they aren't burned, and houses are starting to be rebuilt - I know one family that lost their home and they are hoping to be back in a new house by Christmas!
The atmosphere was festive and fun.
And there was plenty for the kids to do with face painting and this wonderful lady making huge bubbles for them!
This is an early Our World Tuesday post. I have quite a few more photos from this event which I'll post over the next few weeks. All today's photos were taken in the park at the concert.

22 comments:

  1. What a great event and shows such wonderful support for those who lost so much! Looks like a really fun day! Hope you have a good week, Al! Pats from Sam and I to Socks!!

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  2. It's good to hear about your community rebuilding. It's been quite a summer around Colorado! Enjoy any cooler air that comes your way.♥♫

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  3. Hi Al...Wonderful event you are sharing with us! Thanks for these photos showing the festivities.. ..triumph over tragedy..fantastic !!
    Grace

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  4. Such a wonderful cause. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I love the perspective of community shown in these photos.

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  6. This is a fine thing to see Al -- a fun community event at a time when it is so needed! Glad your volunteer duties left you time to take pictures. The banner is wonderful.

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  7. What a truly wonderful event, Al! You were so kind to volunteer for it to help those who have lost their homes! I hope the area heals quickly.

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  8. What a tragedy ! and it lasts so long before nature grows back and houses are built again. A little fun helps !

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  9. Nice photographs, interesting post. I am greeting

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  10. Great event!! Gosh can she ever blow bubbles. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  11. What a wonderful event for those who suffered so much. I'm glad it was a big success!

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  12. How quickly people have rallied round and got this event together. It looks like a very special community.

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  13. What a wonderful community event! Communities supporting one another ... the great American way! Looks like lots of fun, too!

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  14. A great community event, the fire was a tragedy. Very nice of you to volunteer. My prayers go out to those who lost their homes.

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  15. Wonderful shots of the event. You are participating in a good cause.

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  16. Volunteering for a good cause. Well done and looks like fun too!

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  17. I'm glad to see things returning to normal and re-building going on! It is so nice to see the community coming together to fund raise and help out. I'll be a full time Colorado resident next year -- I can't wait!

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  18. It's good to see the community spirit after such a disaster. It is also encouraging to hear that the insurance/local government red tape is not hold up rebuilding for long periods.

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  19. What a worthy cause. There seems to be a unified effort to rebuild.

    Cheers … visiting from Our World Tuesday

    Tito Eric

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  20. Hi Al,

    That very same fairy was here in New Zealand in our Christmas in the park. LOL\\Blue and has wings.

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  21. The last picture is amazing. Wishing them all much success; certainly providing a whole new meaning to the saying 'home for Christmas'.

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