RACC Visitor Center Improvements Fundraiser

Feb 6th @ 1:46 pm in Donations, Expo, Local Events, News, People, Public Service by Scott Staley

Ridgway Chamber

RIDGWAY, CO – The RACC is hosting a prize package give away to help raise funds for improvements to the Ridgway Visitors Center.  The project will be completed by Ned Bosworth with the support from  the Town of Ridgway, the 4H Center, the Ridgway Railroad Museum and the Transition OurWay Group.

Improvements to the Visitors Center will improve the visibility of the center and Railroad Museum while also making it more accessible to the public. RACC will building a picnic shelter, replacing the signage on the north side of the building to read Ridgway Visitors Center and will be adding soft down lighting under the building eave. Landscaping will include extending the grass from Heritage Park at the corner to the west end of the visitors center and adding foundation shrubs along the same north side.  RACC also plans to repair the split rail fence and move the Ridgway Visitors Center sign further east. Plans also include the removal 1 -2 trees to make building more visible . The add a pedestrian headgate entrance from the sidewalk to the east end of the visitors center.

Exterior improvements also include repainting the visitors center in colors more likely to attract passing visitors and improving signage on west end of property to catch eastbound traffic. The RACC is also planning to move the CDOT signage on Hwy 550 which is just south of the 4-H building further north to help reduce confusion of the Visitor Centers location.

RACC has complied a giveaway package to help raise funds to complete the above improvements. You may enter to win by making a nominal donation to the fund.

The fundraiser package includes a balloon ride for two with San Juan Balloon Adventures, a one night stay a the Chipeta Sun Lodge and dinner for two at the Cimarron Cafe in Ridgway.  The total package values $850.  You may enter to win the package at the Business After Hours event hosted on February 21 at San Miquel Power or you may enter to win by visiting the Ridgway Office Supply. The drawing will be held on March 1, 2013. More information may be found on the Chambers facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RidgwayColorado

Contact: Gale Ingram
Phone: 970.626.3680
Email: raccingram@gmail.com