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Town of Castle Rock lights star

By Julie Matuszewski
Photo of star in Castle Rock

The 40-foot star atop Castle Rock’s iconic rock was lit last month as a representation of solidarity and perseverance.

“This is a way for us to come together as a community, united to overcome challenges that are before us,” stated Castle Rock Mayor Jason Gray.

The star was originally constructed in 1936 during the Great Depression as a symbol of hope that could be seen for miles around. It has been a Castle Rock icon for 84 years and it is traditionally lit every year just before Thanksgiving to celebrate the holiday season. It was also lit following the attacks on 9/11.

“We will get through this, and my wish is that everyone who sees the star will ask themselves what they can do in the community to help those who need support,” stated Gray.



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