15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
BV Strong Community Dinner down Mainstreet.
In 2013, my little Colorado town suffered a great loss. An impactful family in the community had perished in a tragic rock slide. In the midst of grief, the town came together. As a tribute to those we lost, the BV Strong dinner was created. The idea was to have one night a year where everyone in the community sits down and eats dinner together. It started off with just two long tables down Mainstreet, but by 2017 it has become four rows of tables and over 3,600 attendees. Not only is the event for the locals, but several hundreds of people come visit just to experience the meaningful dinner. This amazing event goes to show that no matter how small, the strength of a close community and the power of love can overcome anything.
© Anessa Andreas.
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||Oct. 2, 2017, 12:55 p.m.
||Canon EOS 60D