This year, the Meeker Chamber did their annual Holiday Lighting contest. You can use the map below to plan your route to see some of the best lights in town! To view the map in better detail click here. People around here take such pride in their Christmas lights, go check them out.
Above: The business and residential winners, respectively. Photos courtesy of The Meeker Chamber of Commerce
The Meeker Chamber posted some more pictures here: http://meekerchamber.net/?p=811
Pioneers Medical Center’s annual Share The Light ceremony was a hit this year. With caroling, refreshments, and open houses downtown, this tree lighting was enjoyed by all.
Photos Courtesy of Cassie Denny
Thanks to everyone who participated, it was a wonderful evening.
This year saw the 2nd annual Smoking River Pow Wow in Meeker. I went to Friday night’s opening ceremonies, and it was breathtaking. The Native American dancers are very talented, and one can’t help reflecting that these very dances and songs graced the valley hundreds of years ago. I would love to have seen the original inhabitants of the area do their dances and music, but I this is as close as I could get. I think that it is great that we’re building relationships with the descendants of the Utes that were sent to Utah in the early 1900’s. If you didn’t make it this year, I highly recommend going next year. Check out the post at the Meeker Chamber.
The following is from smokingriverpowwow.com 9/28/09.
The Utes called the White River “Smoking Earth River” for the clouds of mist that rise from the water on cool mornings. They were removed from northwest Colorado in the late 1800s. Smoking River Pow Wow brings them back to their ancestral homeland to honor their culture, heritage and traditions.
Our pow wow will include contest dancing and drumming, as well as food and craft vendors. Please bring a lawn chair and shade; (no pets or alcohol) admission is free.
Smoking River Pow Wow 2008