Trainloads of Grapes

Happy Thursday of a spectacularly beautiful week!

We’ve been enjoying the cheery sunny weather and balmy temperatures (40-50) with even nicer weather coming this weekend. It’s hard to believe that just a few weeks ago it was -20! Hopefully you’ll get to get out and enjoy it if you haven’t already!

Last week I wrote about the neighborhoods around town. My mom said she always refers to the “Top” (that area overlooking Kirk) as “Backside”… you can make your own decision on that. Another reader said I had forgotten Parkdale, the area up behind JDM Customs to Gold Run Park (the Mill Area). Someone else reminisced about when the Slovenians and Italians would bring trainloads of grapes to make wine every year.

I’m very happy to live in Lead now but it sure would be fun to just get to go for a day back in time to see things. If you enjoyed the Blue Fur Coat story in last year’s print newsletters then you’ll be happy to know that the book version is coming out soon! I’ve been loving getting to help work on the project and getting a glimpse into what it was like to grow up in 1960’s Lead. Stay tuned for more information about that coming in the next few months!

This week’s email is short because I’m swamped with projects and deadlines (sending the 2021-2022 Lead Magazine out the door this week!) but thanks as always for reading!

_____Here’s what’s happening in Lead this week

Thursday, 3/4

10am-2pm – Curbside Pickup at the Library (see their website for reopening hours and information)

3pm – Beer Bingo at Jailhouse Taps

6pm – Cooking Class at Cheyenne Crossing (March is the last month!)

Friday, 3/5

Classes continue at Explore Fitness & Adventures! Check out their website for all details!

Saturday, 3/6

12-3pm – JDM Customs fundraiser at the Lead Fire Hall on Hearst Avenue. Joining the Lead Volunteer Fire Department as they support one of our town’s great businesses. Marty from Big Trout Deli will have smoked pork sandwiches he’ll be selling by donation with proceeds going to JDM. The Fire department is also organizing a silent auction. Hope to see you there!

5pm- Free Community Dinner at Assembly of God Church!

Tuesday, 3/9

Have you tried Sled Haus’s Pizza & Parm night? The Pizza is something they’ve been doing for a few months now but the parm is a new addition. Every Tuesday night! The Reuben Pizza is not to miss!

4pm – STEAM classes for kids K-8th grade at the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center. This month Leigha will be doing an egg drop challenge for Engineering. Can you create a safe way to drop an egg twelve feet?

7pm – Poker for Fun at Blackstone Lodge & Suites. Free and open to anyone over 21.

Wednesday, 3/10

9am-12 – There’s a noo food pantry in town, Shepherd’s Pantry, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. No need to register, just show up and get what you need. Keep this in mind if you have friends who could maybe utilize this community service as well.

______ News & Notes

Terry Peak has scheduled their tentative closing day for 4/4/21. If you haven’t gone up this is the time!! No waitlist and no ticket limits!

Save the date for The Golden Gang’s Easter Egg Hunt in memory of Esther Lux on 3/27 in Manuel Brother’s Park.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

With Love from Lead,
Sierra Ward

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