Frisco’s pride shines through
FRISCO – The weather has been mostly cooperative for this year’s Frisco Pride Week.
“We only had to go inside one day because it snowed,” Frisco Community Relations Director Linda Lichtendahl said.
Residents, town staff and officials participated in various activities throughout the week, including a tour of the town, luncheons, discussions on noxious weeds and landscaping, and the marina groundbreaking.
The town’s annual pride week wraps up this weekend, concluding with a rock ‘n’ roll surfin’ music concert at the Frisco Historic Park Sunday.
Lichtendahl said the town had good turnout for the planned activities, but the greatest turnout was for the marina groundbreaking.
“I don’t know if it was the combination of the nice weather or the “Margaritaville’ theme,” she said. “It was the most people we’ve had ever at a groundbreaking.”
Town officials and residents gathered at the marina Thursday night to celebrate the beginning of the first phase of construction for the Lakefront Park and Marina. Residents were encouraged to wear beach outfits, the town served (virgin) margaritas, and Jimmy Buffett’s songs filled the warm evening air.
On Friday, town officials awarded several Frisco residents and businesses for doing their part to keep Frisco phenomenal:
n Keep Frisco Phenomenal Award
Frisco Arts Council – for its efforts to beautify Frisco. It is credited with the town’s acquisition of the bronze elk statue in the roundabout, which greets locals and guests as they get off Interstate 70
– Phenomenal Friscoite Award
Dede Dighero-Tuso – for her efforts to coordinate new special events, including trick or treat on Main Street and the new Easter egg hunt, and for her contributions to the Frisco Arts Council. Her inspiration and leadership helped the Arts Council bring the Historic Park mural and the elk project to fruition.
And to Stephanie and Bobby Kato for donating their restaurant, Tuscato, for events like Guys Who Cook and sponsoring other town events.
– Environmental Excellence Award -Individual Category
Loren Schepers – in recognition of his service to the Summit Recycling (SRP) Board of Directors and his exceptional commitment to volunteerism on behalf of SRP. He is also recognized for the use of recycled, reused and reclaimed materials in the recent construction of his home – the energy-saving features of which are excellent examples of efforts to preserve the environment.
– Environmental Excellence Award – Non-Profit Category
Frisco Sanitation Board of Directors – in recognition of its prudent use of assets and production of quality treated waste water for introduction into the Dillon Reservoir at an equitable price to the citizens of Frisco.
– Environmental Excellence Award – Business Category
Moose Jaw – for its recycling efforts for the last 10 years. The restaurant and bar staff goes to great lengths to recycle even the most cumbersome products, like glass bottles and tin cans.
In keeping with the “Keeping Frisco Phenomenal” theme, town officials also awarded five Garden Grants Friday. The program is new this year, created in an effort to involve neighborhoods and homeowners associations to improve their entryways, clean up common areas and fight the noxious weed problem.
– $500 to Pitkin Townhomes
An unkempt rock garden next to a parking area for Pitkin Townhomes will be improved by adding landscape bricks, low maintenance wildflowers, shrubs and trees native to the area.
– $500 to Villas and Townhomes at Prospect Point
The entryway at Prospect Point on the Dillon Dam Road will be upgraded by improving the drainage, creating a berm and planting drought tolerant plant material and adding mulch.
– $200 to Frisco Place
Nine Victorian-style homes between Teller Street and Teller Alley will improve the berms in front of homes with ground cover, wildflowers, perennials and daffodils.
– $200 to River Pines
A common-area island in the center of North 6th Avenue will be improved with topsoil, mulch and the planting of perennials and hardy shrubs.
– $20 to Teller Alley
Homeowners have planted wildflowers and been controlling noxious weeds in the alley between 2nd and 3rd avenues.
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