Author: Angeline Grenz

Realities Rooftop Raise

4.7-8.21 :: The Elizabeth Hotel April was National Child Abuse Prevention month and this year Realities For Children created a unique way to bring awareness to the issues of child abuse in our community and invite everyone to be a voice for prevention. The Realities Rooftop Raise took place for two days on the rooftop terrace of The Elizabeth Hotel in Old Town Fort Collins. With the help of Townsquare Media and Saunders Heath Construction, donations were raised on the air, online and in person through a bucket pulley system. Many local businesses and community members came out to show...

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Easter Keg Hunt

3.27.21 :: Old Town Fort Collins The 13th Annual NoCo Easter Keg Hunt was back on this year, held March 27 in Old Town Fort Collins. A naturally socially-safe event, the Easter Keg Hunt was enjoyed by adults who are young at heart. Hosted by MBD Marketing & Events, this community event involved local businesses at no cost and gave a portion of proceeds to a local charity. 2021 participating businesses included FoCo Do Co, Churn, Pour Brothers, On the Rocks Mobile Bar, Salus, Wolverine Farm, CopperMuse, B Sweet Cupcakes Food Truck, Akinz, Pinball Jones, Stuft and Turtle Mountain Fermentery....

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Light of Hope

3.19.21 :: Virtual Event CASA of Larimer County’s (CLC’s) virtual Light of Hope event, which ran from March 19-29, exceeded the event goal, raising more than $110,000 to support children and families. Funds from Light of Hope will provide Court Appointed Special Advocate services to children in Larimer County who have experienced abuse, and keep families connected through supervised visits and parent coaching. More than 250 individuals and businesses contributed financially to ensure CLC can provide these critical services. Photos courtesy of CASA of Larimer County....

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Polar Plunge

3.27.21 :: Windsor Lake   Special Olympics Colorado (SOCO), Colorado’s sports organization for individuals with intellectual disabilities, hosted its annual Polar Plunge Series presented by Westerra Credit Union on March 27 at Windsor Lake. Entering its thirteenth year in Colorado, Polar Plunge is one of SOCO’s most recognizable fundraisers and provides supporters an easy way to raise funds, engage with athletes and have fun for a great cause. This year, more than 370 Northern Colorado “plungers” helped raise about $70,000 during the Windsor event–exceeding their goal of $42,000.   Photos courtesy of Shari...

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Run the Ranch

4.2-3.21 :: Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch   Run the Ranch was started in 2020 in partnership with the Heart J Center for Experiential Learning at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch. Participants were able to experience a beautiful course around the ranch on their run. The event was created to allow guests to compete, whether it was their first time running on trails or as a seasoned trail runner. They could choose from a 5k or 10k on Friday or choose from a unique format with a 4/6/12 hour solo or 12-hour team event on Saturday. While on course, runners experienced stunning views and...

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Easter Egg Hunt

4.3.21 :: The Ridge, Windsor   The hunt was on at the new community at the Ridge at Harmony Road in Windsor on Saturday, April 3. Utilizing the community’s outdoor spaces, this free community Easter egg hunt was sponsored by local real estate agent and neighbor, Stephanie Zambo with Coldwell Banker Realty. With over 1,500 eggs hidden, three large adult size eggs containing golden tickets for grand prizes, raffle prizes and three eggs containing golden coins allowing kids to win large Easter egg baskets, there was a prize for everyone. Prizes were sponsored by local businesses including Rising Moon...

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Bring the Power Luncheon

3.4 :: Virtual Event The Project Self-Sufficiency Annual Bring the Power Virtual Luncheon began with a week of resilient feature stories, told by their single-parent participants, and ended with a live event on March 4 at noon. This free community event focused on raising awareness and funds for single-parent families pursuing their goals of self-sufficiency through education and career development. Those who were unable to attend the Luncheon can watch the featured stories at bit.ly/Resilient21.  Photos courtesy of  Project Self-Sufficiency. ...

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Realities Networking Luncheon

2.25 :: Realities For Children Homebase Facility Realities Networking Luncheon during the month of February took place at the Realities For Children (RFC) Homebase Facility and was catered by Firehouse Subs. Networking events are just one of the many benefits RFC business members receive while making a difference in the lives of children in need in Larimer County. They are great opportunities to meet and network with other business members who are choosing to support abused or neglected children in the community.   Photos courtesy of Realities For Children.    ...

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ValFest

2.14 :: Crossroads Church On Valentine’s Day, dozens of volunteers filled the parking lot at Crossroads Church to spread the love. Despite the cold, they were determined to offer another drive through parade to help ease the drab of COVID-19’s realities on families. Every car that drove through saw smiling faces, fun decorations and received a Valentine Box filled with goodies from local Loveland businesses. Thank you to all the community partners who helped make ValFest a success.  Photos courtesy of Erik and Jenni Olson of Mountain View...

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WOW Goes Red

2.24 :: Cacciatore at Heller’s Kitchen, Windsor  The inaugural Women of Windsor Goes RED Luncheon event took place at Cacciatore at Heller’s Kitchen in Windsor, a fundraiser for the American Heart Association. The fundraiser’s goal was to raise awareness and funds while enjoying a delicious lunch provided by Cacciatore. The event had over 80 attendees with over 60 items donated for the fundraiser. Sponsoring businesses included Bank of Colorado, Pikes Auto Care, Christian Brothers Automotive, Service Master Weld County, NOCO Style Magazine, DRM Real Estate Advisors, Exodus Moving & Storage, run.Windsor & FusionFIT, Rub-A-Dub Scrub, Brightway Insurance, Harmony Agency, BenchMark Medical, and Schooley Mitchell.   Photos courtesy of John Robson Photography. ...

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