Is there a redemption story of sorts being told at the Pioneer Town Chapel of the Cross?
The Chapel's setting in a shady grove surrounded by the Pioneer Town Arboretum is a venue cherished and loved by fans and supporters of the Chapel, and by the many summertime visitors to concerts and other events staged there.
But the Chapel's arboreal setting is provided by a grove of big Russian olive trees. The tree, famous for its thorn-studded limbs, is included on a state list of noxious weeds that was adopted last week by the Cedaredge Town Board.
While many love the trees for the shady setting they provide, some others see them as a threat to the Chapel itself. Big, wind-wwwwwfallen limbs have narrowly missed the building on a few occasions.
So, for now during an Easter season, might it be a time to pause for a moment and reflect on the noxious weed that provides a bittersweet "crown of thorns" for Chapel of the Cross?blog comments powered by Disqus