Posts for : October 2012

Community Trick or Treat..  0

We are also participating with the “Community Trick or Treat” event held at the El Paso County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, October 31. We will host the cake walk, a duck pond and most likely face painting by our in-house artist, Deb Drew! We are seeking donations of candy, pretzels, Goldfish crackers, Oriental Trading trinkets/toys, etc. to hand out to the small tots at the Duck Pond. (ages 6 & under) Please let me know if you have anything we can use for this purpose or bring it to the 10/17 COC meeting.


This event is for the entire family – fun and games in a safe place. The local Calhan Volunteer Fire Department will be serving Chili on a donation basis.


Volunteers are needed for the set up of the Haunted House prior to the 31st and to work at the Haunted House that evening from 7:00 – 9:00.

If you can help, please contact Suzan at 520-7882,  

October Agenda  0

Next COC monthly meeting is Wednesday, October 17

Here is the agenda…


Wednesday, October 17, 2012 – 1:30PM

LocationExhibit Hall – El Paso County Fairgrounds, 366 10th Street, Calhan, CO 


  1. Introductions
  2. El Paso County WIC – Amy Heinrichs, Registered Dietician
  3. Health and Resource Fair Recap
  4. Update from agencies in attendance
  5. Save the Date reminders:

Michelle Milner, with PP United Way 211 invited our Coalition agencies to post activities on their electronic calendar which located on the website.   The events must be health and human service related, ie: not fundraising events.  Event information can be emailed to Michelle  If you have any questions, please feel free to call Michelle at 719-955-0732.


  1. Next Meeting – Wed. November 21, 2012

Location:  EXHIBIT Hall – El Paso County Fairgrounds


Calhan Senior Luncheon Schedule – Swink Hall, Noon – 1 PM

  • Oct 24
  • Nov 14
  • Dec 12

If you would like to take 5 minutes to share information about your programs please call Betty Whitney to get on their agenda.  (719-347-2334)  This would take place around 11:55. 

Community Outreach Center Health and Education Fair  0

Community Outreach Center Health and Education Fair

Submitted: Deb Drew

Our 2nd annual Health and Education Fair was held on Sept. 22 from 10AM to 2 PM. It was very well attended this year with around 200 in attendance. We had 40 vendor and service agencies represented this year. We combined the Homecoming Alumni/Booster Club luncheon with our Health Fair and many of our Calhan Alumni took advantage of the Health Fair after they had their lunch. Besides informational booths, we also had health service offerings including free massages, free haircuts, blood pressure and BMI screenings, and spinal alignment screening.

Outside we had a Fire Safety Smoke Trailer. Inside we gave out over 80 school supply bags, held drawings for four $50 value gift baskets with health related gifts, and offered free Face Painting and Balloon animals by Doodlebug the clown (me) and my daughter Darcy Drew. Even our Calhan Bulldog football team had free massages. Unfortunately it didn’t help them win the game, but there is always next year.

It’s a big job to put this on and huge thanks goes out to our committee chairperson Pastor Amanda from the Methodist churches, and her committee members, Michelle Milner from Pikes Peak United Way 211, Marsha Unruh of the Resource Exchange, Liz Hunter-Ball of The Independence Center, and our very own Gregg Doan for Special Kids Special Families.