The Trinidad Historical Society and The Friends of Historic Trinidad will hold their summer picnic on Saturday July 27, 2019, at the A.R. Mitchell Museum in downtown Trinidad from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m.

A highlight of the picnic will be the Centennial Citizen Award for 2019, which will honor Sam Bachicha, a popular musician and songwriter who was selected to receive the award this year. He is being presented this distinction for the many years he has donated his time to sing and play western music for organizations and parties throughout Las Animas County. Sam’s many friends will want to be on hand to enjoy his music that will be played throughout the picnic.

The Centennial Citizen award is presented each year to a resident of the county whose family arrived here at least 100 years ago. The recipient must have made a lasting contribution to the community, and Sam Bachicha certainly has created many hours of joy for the residents of our community at dances and celebrations throughout the years.

Two families applied for the Century Families this year, Frances Monteleone and family for the Monteleone/Fragale family of Jansen; and Gwendolyn Ernest Sciacca for the Ernest family of Hoehne. The history and lives of these families will be highlighted during the presentation of these honors. In order to be eligible for this award you must submit an application and provide documentation that proves your family has resided in Las Animas County for at least 100 years.  

You do not have to be a member of the Trinidad Historical Society or The Friends of Historic Trinidad to attend the picnic. The cost for the meal is $15 and reservations are required. For more information contact Mary Ellen Hadad at 719-846-6074 or Carol Schleich at 719-846-3456.     

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