Palmer Lake star gets recognition: Star now on state register of historic places

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The Palmer Lake star has officially been placed on the Colorado State Register of Historical properties.

After months of hard work from one former Palmer Lake Historical Society board member, the Palmer Lake star which has been shining brightly every Christmas since 1935, has gained the state recognition it deserves.

On Jan. 18 Jack Anthony went before the state history board and presented a power point presentation as well as Mayor Nikki McDonald and Town Clerk Tara Berreth saying a few comments.

The board unanimously voted to add the Palmer Lake Star to the state register of historical properties at the end of the presentation and the official paperwork will be signed by the state history president within a couple of weeks. The Palmer Lake Historical Society will receive a plaque in the coming weeks which Anthony said they will then have to decide where to put it.

“It was a special day. I had a lump in my throat. It was very emotional,” Anthony said.

Anthony has been working to get the star on the state register for close to a year.

“It's been my quest to honor Palmer Lake and the Palmer Lake Star,” Anthony added.

He said that they will take time to celebrate their acceptance on the state register and then he will proceed with his goal of getting the star on the National Registry of Historic Places.

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