Trees, Water & People’s 10th Annual Renew the Rockies fundraiser, held Saturday March 6th, was a great party! We would like to thank all of our friends, volunteers, and sponsors who joined us in the festivities! Without your generous support (and amazing costumes), this event could never be the success it is each year.
This year’s Renew the Rockies fundraiser, hosted at the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, featured the theme ‘The Answer is Blowing in the Wind,’ complete with 1960s-style costumes and décor, a live and silent auction, casino-style gambling, and live music from local bands Ilan Shamir & Friends and Scene Magazine’s Battle of the Bands Winner Futaba.
Even in this economy, we had tremendous support at our live and silent auctions. A portion of the Renew the Rockies revenue will help complete the installation of a photovoltaic system at Kinard Junior High School in Fort Collins, Colorado. Our first Renewables on Schools recipient, Bethke Elementary School, now has all the funding required for its photovoltaic system. In fact, the school was able to leverage Renew the Rockies funds to purchase a system twice the size it had hoped for, and is currently installing a 20kW array! We hope to turn Kinard into another success story for renewable energy.
Thank you to all of our sponsors who made this event possible: 99.9 The Point, Northern Colorado Business Report, Caldera Creative Services, ReDirect Guide, Bohemian Foundation, Bella Energy, The Fort Collins Coloradoan, JAX Mercantile Company, Lyric Cinema Café, Zero Hero, Houska Automotive Services Inc., KUNC, Dohn Construction, Toast of the Town, Go West T-Shirt Co, Odell Brewing Company, Sign-A-Rama, KRFC, DanBihn.com, Aqua Engineering, ColorPro Printing, First National Bank, Fort Collins Nursery, Grant Family Farms, and Rocky Mountain Sustainable Living Association.