Yeehaw: Rotary’s Barn Dance to be held Saturday


Photo courtesy Pagosa Springs Rotary Club
Ticket holders at the seventh annual Jewels and Jeans Barn Dance will be able to take free horse-drawn carriage rides.

By Meg Wempe | Pagosa Springs Rotary Club

Want to help the community while getting your groove on? The Pagosa Springs Rotary Club has just the event for you, and it’s this weekend. 

The Pagosa Springs Rotary Club is hosting its seventh annual Jewels and Jeans Barn Dance this Saturday, Oct. 15, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Archuleta County Colorado State University Extension building. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. for what is sure to be a fun night. 

It’s time for a hoedown, and we hope you’ll join us.

There’s fun outside and inside. Tim Sullivan and Band will be playing those boot-scootin’ boogie tunes for line dancing and couples dancing. We look forward to seeing all of you who have been practicing your line dancing and two-stepping. Also inside there will be a silent auction with hot spring passes, ski passes, gift certificates to multiple restaurants, clothes from Happy Trails and so much more. 

Outside, this year, you’re invited to join in something new this year: horse-drawn rides. Never seen a Percheron draft horse up close? Here’s your chance. Buckaroos Horse-Drawn Rides will be offering free carriage rides for ticket holders, so don’t forget to leave some time to enjoy this treat. 

There will be two different food vendors outside to help keep you fueled for this great evening. 

How can you get tickets, you ask? That’s easy. Pick them up at The Choke Cherry Tree or from any of your local friendly Rotarians. They are $20 in advance. If you don’t get them before the event, you can get them at the door and they’ll be $25 each. 

Don’t forget to wear your best duds, be it embroidered western shirts, Sunday jeans, cowboy hats or bedazzled skirts. 

Proceeds from this event are spread throughout the community in a variety of different ways. The Pagosa Springs Rotary Club fills backpacks for youth who need weekend meals, provides scholarships to high school seniors, gives dictionaries to third-grade students and much more. 

Rotary International is a service organization with a motto of “Service Above Self.”