SOUTH FORK— The South Fork 25th Anniversary Committee is coming up with another fun event for residents and visitors of South Fork in honor of the incorporation of the town that took place in 1992. The town has been celebrating its incorporation all summer long and is eager to keep the festivities going with a vintage dinner and dance at the Rio Grande Club on July 16.
The town of South Fork was once a logging industry destination for the entire southern half of Colorado. Positioned in the high wooded peaks of the San Juan Mountains, it provided the ultimate location for a logging industry which flourished in the area in the early 1800s. Surrounding towns like Creede and Del Norte were bustling in those days, which resulted in a high, dense population of 80,000 or more in the area at any given time.
In the spirit of honoring those long-ago days, the vintage dance and dinner is a way to help celebrate the rich history surrounding the town. The event is a unique and colorful way to bring the past to the forefront and enjoy the heritage that made the town what it is today.
The event invites guests of all ages to come and enjoy a night of fun and dancing while celebrating the town’s history. The night is sure to be a blast as guests are asked to attend dressed in their vintage clothing from whatever era they choose. Whether it be the rocking 50s or the hip 60s or even the snazzy 80s, guests can come adorned however they see fit. The night is sure to be a colorful splendor for everyone who wishes to attend.
In commemoration of the 25th anniversary, the town will be auctioning off 100 silver coins, the first of which will be auctioned off by none other than the king of rock and roll, Elvis Presley. The king will be around all evening to entertain guests and may even surprise the crowd with a rendition of Love Me Tender. Proceeds from the auctions will be donated to the EOD Warrior Foundation. The coins will be boxed and numbered for winners to enjoy for many years to come.
The fun does not stop there as the night will also host a delicious meal provided by the Rio Grande Club. Each plate will cost $40 per person and everyone is urged to make reservations prior to the event which will take place on July 16 at 6 p.m.
After the meal, guests can dance the night away with live music provided by the Old School Band. “Don’t let anything stop you from coming out for this event. The vintage clothing is optional and is just meant to add to the fun,” said event coordinator Kris Steffens. Flyers advertising the event have been placed around town. For more information or to sign up for the dinner please contact town hall at 873-0152 or the visitor center at 873-5512. Don’t miss out on this fun event. Book reservations today!