December 01, 2006

Pagosa Springs Erects Public Peace Wreath

Pagosa Springs shows solidarity by putting up its own peace wreath:
PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo. -- A Pagosa Springs woman drew national attention last week when her homeowner's association ordered her to take down a Christmas wreath shaped like a peace sign.

Now her town has shown its support by putting up a public peace wreath.

Lisa Jensen and her husband, Bill Trimarco, were ordered to take down the wreath or face $25-a-day when the Loma Linda Homeowners Association declared the wreath a potentially divisive statement about the war in Iraq. The homeowners association also said some saw the peace sign as a symbol of Satan.
Click here to find out more!

When Jensen refused, reporters from across the country began calling. The board of directors of the HOA then apologized, called the incident a misunderstanding and withdrew its request for the wreath's removal.

The town of Pagosa Springs has erected its own three-foot peace wreath.

Town Manager Mark Garcia said it is a public display of support for Jensen and for peace. Garcia also said the HOA-controlled subdivision is not within the town limits and the town has no authority over it.


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home