Jul 272011

By Linda Kor–

Visitors to the annual Standin’ On The Corner Festival scheduled Sept. 23 and 24 in Winslow will be able to enjoy the event in an improved setting. Although the location remains the same behind the visitors center at 523 W. Second St., the once dirt lot will be undergoing a transformation over the next several weeks.

The Eagles Pavilion will include a new grass lawn, stage, concrete dance floor and children’s play area, and by next year’s event there will be concrete pathways named after Eagles’ songs that will lead visitors past the various vendors at the event.

The pavilion is being constructed through the efforts of the Standin’ On The Corner Foundation, a group of local volunteers who are continuously striving to improve the community with funding through donations and grants.

“These are everyday citizens who come together and who love Winslow. All the money earned from this event goes back into the community,” stated Winslow Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Bob Hall, who added that the pavilion would also be utilized for other events held in the community.

Photo by Misty Benham/mistybenhamphoto.net

Members of the Standin’ On The Corner Foundation who participated in the July 6 ground breaking ceremony for the Eagles Pavilion included (front row, left to right) Yvonne Howeth, Leslie Ramsey, Debbie Cullum, Pauline Hernandez, Stephanie Lugo, Tom McCauley, (back row) George Cullum, Vince Lugo, Dr. Greg Hackler and Burt Peterson.

Photo by Misty Benham/mistybenhamphoto.net

This artist’s rendition of the Eagles Pavilion shows the final plans for the site that will begin construction this week.