Inauguration of the Bristol Senior-Community Center : The Prowers Journal

From left to right: Rodney Carr, Stephanie Gonzales, Wendy Buxton-Andrade, Tom Grasmick, Ron Cook, Dan Tefertiller, Linda Lonnberg and Alvin Deforest

The official opening of the Bristol Senior-Community Center in Bristol took place today, Monday 6th Junee at 101 Labelle Avenue South with various county representatives and residents on site. Rodney Carr, chairman of the Bristol City Improvement Council, told the rally that the building is made possible through various generous donations from across the state as well as nationally which will be announced on 29e of the month. An official groundbreaking ceremony will be held later this year with the completion of the 2,800 square foot ADA-compliant facility.

Land given for the center

Carr said it’s been two long years, raising the funds to support the project which includes plans for an outdoor garden as well as a digitized QR display that will provide information about the town’s history and for the Veterans. “I would like to thank the Prowers County Commissioners for their support and Stephanie Gonzales of SECED for placing us under the Enterprise Zone designation which allows tax credits for donations to this project,” he explained, adding it was a fantastic trip. which will benefit the community of Bristol. Carr said it is expected that the Bristol facility will be able to offer similar services to other centers in Prowers County to fill any gaps that may exist.

Carr also thanked the Milton and Joyce Otto families and the Aldene and Pat Barrow families for their donations, including land for the center, as well as donations from local residents who have moved the project forward, including funding for the Agency on Aging to help underserved rural communities. . The construction will be carried out by Dan Tefertiller who said the plumbing will be installed by next week.

The center will feature two murals, one dedicated to veterans and the other providing historical information about the Bristol community itself via a digital QR display. Foundation donors include:

Butler-Huddleston Foundation

Robert Hoag Rawlings Foundation

Gates Family Foundation

El Pomar Foundation

Boettcher Foundation

Anschutz Family Foundation

NextFifty Initiative

Daniels Fund

Adolph Coors Foundation

Local financial support:


TBK Bank
Bristol District and Water Sanitation Council

Kitchen layout:

Widener Family Memorial in memory of Clede and Juanita Widener

Financing for the installation of an outdoor garden:

Colorado Garden Foundation

Funding for the historical fresco and the digital repository:

John G. Duncan Charitable Trust

By Russ Baldwin

Jill E. Washington