Friends, community members and area officials gathered at the pavilion in Memorial Park Sunday to pay homage to the late Woodland Park Mayor Val Carr, who died last winter of COVID-19. Speakers, including a score of city/county and key civic leaders, recounted stories and memories of Carr. All of them spoke fondly of their interaction and personal relationships with the former mayor who had quite a distinguished reputation as a councilman and mayor, and revered his role as the city’s head ambassador. The ceremony was extremely emotional. At the end of the service, a mock-up of a bronze plaque with the likeness of Carr that will be installed in Memorial Park was unveiled. Photos by Cindy Valade. Caption by Bob Volpe.