9th Annual Mt. Carmel Festival – Community Partners Celebrating Trinidad’s Mind, Body, and Spirit

Press Release: TRINIDAD, Colo., July 15, 2019 –


Mt. Carmel Wellness and Community Center (mtcarmelcenter.org) is having its 9th Annual Mt. Carmel Festival July 19th – 21st, 2019.   Mt. Carmel Wellness and Community Center is located at 911 Robinson Avenue, Trinidad, CO 81082 and is within close proximity to Downtown Trinidad. The Festival will have both indoor and outdoor activities on their Campus throughout the three days. The community is invited to join in the celebration.

Upwards of 800 attendees participated in last year’s event. Event organizers are forecasting a significant increase in attendance this year due to expanded event programming and partners.

New to the 2019 line-up of events include live music Friday night, Bingo, and a second local youth performance directed by the Colorado Springs Conservatory.

For several years, Mt. Carmel Wellness and Community Center has partnered with the Colorado Springs Conservatory to offer a free music and theatre week-long workshop that culminates with a performance at the Festival.   This year’s production, titled “Trinidad Twisted Tales,” is rooted in bringing the rich history and folklore of Trinidad to life, with sets on Billy the Kid and Kit Carson, and song and dance. Through the generosity of the El Pomar Foundation, enrolled children are able to learn set design, acting, and dance at no cost, regardless of financial means.  Thirty youth from the ages of six through twelve will be participating in this year’s performances.

“We are excited to have our 9th Annual Mt. Carmel Festival bring together our community,” said Community Center Manager Ashley DiPaola. “Our vision is to collaborate with community partners to provide wellness and transition services that nurture the mind, body and spirit.”

Since Mt. Carmel Wellness and Community Center first opened its doors in 2010, it has produced an annual festival to celebrate community togetherness and vibrancy of its residents.  The Mt. Carmel Wellness and Community Center Campus houses Salud Family Health Care Center, a federally qualified health center. Proceeds from the event allow expanded educational classes, wellness programs and community events.

The Festival’s schedule of events includes activities for both the young and old of heart.  Over twenty-five vendors will be onsite, including food trucks, jewelry, specialty items, and local art. Free admission for Friday and Saturday is made possible by community and partner support.  The ticketed signature pasta dinner wraps up the Festival.

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Mt. Carmel Wellness and Community Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is a part of the Phil Long Enterprise. The Campus includes a beautifully-restored historic chapel and music hall as well as a multi-use mezzanine, atrium, reflection garden, cafe and amphitheater. The Center is home to Salud Health Care Center, a federally qualified health center, and offers a primary care clinic and a behavioral health center.

By providing services to care for both physical and behavioral health issues, Mt. Carmel is on the road to becoming a pioneer in the progressive model of integrated health care in Southern Colorado. Mt. Carmel provides a wide-variety of wellness programs in several areas of health including the prevention and management of chronic disease, weight loss, tobacco cessation, exercise, substance abuse and much more.  In addition to physical and behavioral health, Mt. Carmel will nurture the spirit of the community by hosting a variety of events, celebrations and educational and spiritual workshops. By encouraging and building community togetherness, Trinidad will thrive once again.

Current construction is underway for the addition of a new dental facility on the Campus, which will offer affordable pediatric and adult dental services.

For more information, visit Mt. Carmel Wellness and Community Center’s website or like us on Facebook.

Gina Sacripanti
(719) 575-7016

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