HAHA's Hermosa Saturday Night was held Saturday, April 27th at the Hermosa School. This year our annual program honored Custer State Park on its centennial year.
We served sloppy joes and desserts to an appreciative crowd, who made generous donations to our Lucky Number Raffle and bid on many silent auction items—much of it Hermosa Centennial memorabilia from 1986. Thank you to Pop’s Grocery in Hermosa for the help with this meal. And a big thank you to all of our HAHA volunteers who put in so much time, effort and dessert-baking to make this event such a success.
Sally Svenson debuted 3 original songs from her forthcoming cd and photo book entitled “This Place: Custer State Park Celebrating 100 Years.” She is the wife of and co-musician with String Bean Svenson, and she worked in Custer State Park for many years. (Contact her at 255-4235 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Our speakers were Craig Pugsley, who worked for the state Game, Fish & Parks Department at Custer State Park for 40 years (he retired in 2017), first as park planner, then as long-time interpretive director; and Dick Miller, former Superintendent of the Park (2004 to 2011).
At the beginning of the talks we asked for a show of hands of anyone who ever worked or volunteered in Custer State Park, to show how connected our community is to the park—more than 10% of the people there raised their hands.
View a slide show of the evening on our 2019 Events page of this website.
Thank you to all who attended HAHA's Hermosa Saturday Night and chipped in for the meal, donated for a Lucky Number Raffle ticket, or bid on the silent auction.
The funds raised will go to help HAHA's mission of preserving our local history and bringing arts and historical education to our eastern Custer County community.
THANK YOU for your generosity!
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