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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Town Council makes special motion to light The Star as beacon of hope

The Star lit up on top of The Rock

At the March 17 Town Council meeting, Council voted unanimously on a special motion to light The Star atop The Rock as a symbol of hope during the pandemic, and as a reminder that Castle Rock is a strong and united community that will persevere. 

The 40-foot star atop Castle Rock’s iconic Rock was originally constructed in 1936, during the Great Depression, as a symbol of hope that could be seen for miles around. 

“When times get hard in Castle Rock, the community comes together,” said Mayor Jason Gray. “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.”

The Star will be lit in the coming days – anticipated to be Monday, March 23 – by Castle Rock Fire and Rescue firefighters and a long-time volunteer, also known as The Keepers of the Star. Watch CRgov.com and Town social media (@CRgov) for specifics on when The Star will light up. 

Unlike at the annual Starlighting, we ask that the community not gather centrally to watch The Star light up. Please watch from a spot safely away from others, as current public health guidelines recommend.

The Star is typically lit each year from the Saturday before Thanksgiving through the National Western Stock Show. Outside the holiday season, the Star has been lit a just handful of times for special occasions. Town Council consent is required to light The Star at times other than the holiday season. 

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