EAGLE — The great stuff doesn't change much, and that's why Andy Clark and a bunch of dads spend winter nights in Eagle Town Park with fire hoses in their hands, making sure one of Eagle County's oldest traditions continues.
Clark and all those other dads now stand where dads have stood for 80 years, smiling through a winter evening spraying water through a fire hose and building an outdoor ice rink.
"It's like 'Field of Dreams' on ice," Clark said. "Every kid who skates on this rink should know that someone is doing this for them."
EAGLE — To paraphrase the esteemed figure of fiction Albus Dumbledore, help will always be given in Eagle County to those who ask for it.
Last week, First Lutheran Church of Gypsum asked and Andy Clark, of Alliance Moving Systems, responded. Now all that's needed is a few hundred locals and visitors who need some high-end furniture for their homes to come out and shop on Saturday, Feb. 10.
This story begins 130 years ago, when a group of valley pioneers established the Lutheran congregation in Gypsum. In 1890, they constructed the little white church that still stands at the corner of Eagle and Second streets. Over the past 13 decades, the congregation has persevered, although for years at a time the church couldn't employ a pastor and weekly services could not be held.