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Holy Terror Days


The Holy Terror Day Association, a non-profit organization which funds events in Keystone and also helps to fund youth, families and organizations  in need in the Keystone Area is sponsoring Holy Terror Days 2013. 

This year’s festivities helps to celebrate and support our communities colorful history. Holy Terror Days began in the in the late 1800’s as an Independence Days Celebration in the community which created entertainment for the gold rush miners and their families. The celebration was named after the infamous Holy Terror Mine which at that time was the richest gold claim in the southern hills. It’s tradition has continued throughout the years.

Festivities begin with pre-Holy Terror Days at Halley’s Store. 

The Jolly Llama’s will be playing with a show and shine for entries for the Derby Races on Sunday, September 8 on Mitchell Street near Halley’s.  Highlights this year include the Holy Terror Day parade which begins Sept. 7 at 10:00 at the Keystone Mall and continues down 16 A to the community center. 

The 4th Annual Ugly Truck contest participants will be included in the parade with parade and Ugly Truck awards during the annual fundraising luncheon sponsored by the Keystone Senior Citizens at the Big Thunder Gold Mine property from 11:00-12:45 . 

The annual Holy Terror Day Auction will start at 1:00 followed by hotdog eating, pie throwing and the “Abuse of City Officials with the Dunk Tank”.  From 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm a street dance will be held at the Big Thunder Gold Mine Company Store parking lot with Randy McCallister. A popular event for families again this year is a historical carnival from 7:00pm-11:00pm as well.  

Sunday, September 8 will premier the “Halley Store Derby Races from 4:00 pm and on. Entry applications available at Halley’s Store in Keystone. Join us for a weekend of family fun in Keystone. 


Sandra Mclain
Big Thunder Gold Mine