Friday, November 15, 2013

National Philanthropy Day Celebration in Estes Park

Estes Park celebrated National Philanthropy Day last night with a party at YMCA of the Rockies, the theme of which was "Enriching Estes with a Giving Heart." I was pleased to represent Estes Park Duck Race sponsored each year by our local Rotary Club. Last night's event was well attended and everyone had a wonderful time. Many of our local non-profit groups had tabletop displays - I helped at the Duck Race table where our 2014 logo was presented for the first time. Our mascot posed for a photo.

The celebration included a presentation by Kurtis Kelly as "F.O. Stanley" (one of Estes Park's first philanthropists), recognition of individual and business philanthropists, delicious food and drink, and the opportunity to celebrate with friends and neighbors. This was especially meaningful in the aftermath of the September flood. I left feeling proud of our community and grateful for it's giving spirit.

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