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‘Holdin’ on to our Cowboys,’ Harman Museum benefit Monday

Howdy.

“Cowboys ain’t easy to love … And harder to hold,” so the song goes, if I remember correctly.

Fred Harman III is a cowboy easy to love. He and his family, over the generations, have given us much to love, with lots of memories, mostly of our childhood and the ol’ West.

The “harder to hold” part of the song and to the point, is that, we, the wonderful people of Pagosa Springs, have to cowboy up to keep the Fred Harman Museum up and running and here in Pagosa.

On Monday, July 27, at 7 p.m., the Liberty Theatre has graciously agreed to host a special showing of the familiar “Christmas Story” movie, starring “Ralphie” and his overwhelming and hilarious desire to have a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.

There will be a silent auction to benefit the Fred Harman Museum and just maybe a special guest appearance by Fred Harman III. This will be a fun-filled family occasion and will sell out quickly, so arrive early to get your tickets and bid on some of the silent auction items.

The myth and legend of the cowboy will never die … as long as we won’t let it.

We have a genuine treasure in Pagosa to genuinely boast about. A real hero: Fred Harman III — a man rich in history, stories, and cowboy character, which is evident in his face, voice and eyes, for all to see.

Let’s keep an important Pagosa treasure going strong for the next generation and preserve an important part of Pagosa Springs’ charm, the Fred Harman Museum.

So we personally invite ya’ll to come out, to step back in time, to be a kid again, at Liberty Theatre, Monday, for a family fun-filled evening.