October 2017 The Castle Pines Connection proof
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Volume 9, Number 10
The Voice of the 80108 Community October 2017 CHAL4K IT UP
The Connection
Chalk, charity and fun brighten up local nonprofit
Article and photos by John Basche; photos courtesy of Zoë Zizzo and Megan Hassler
With Party in the Pines providing the inspirational backdrop, 100 Castle Pines budding artists crafted their sidewalk chalk interpretations of “What I love about Castle Pines” as part of the Chalk It Up 4 Charity event and contest on Saturday, August 26. While an impressive of array of young talent showcased their pastel palette and concrete canvas skills, 11-year-old artist Isabella Bird’s sidewalk creation was selected as most representative of the contest’s theme.
Asked about her winning drawing, Bird said, “At Daniels Gate Park, there is a lookout that my family goes to a lot, and I wanted to challenge myself with my drawing. I thought that it was the best thing to draw.”
As winning artist, Bird personally selected the Denver Dumb Friend’s League Harmony Equine Center as
the recipient of the event proceeds. “I chose the Harmony Equine Center because I love horses and other animals,” said Bird. “They are really important to me, and they deserve good homes.” Bird personally presented a check for $3,380.57 to Executive Director Garret Leonard.
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In addition to Bird, contest runners-up Avarie Perovich and Chloe Voss received gift certificates to Castle Rock Zip Line Tours.
The Castle Pines Connection created Chalk
It Up 4 Charity to provide an opportunity for younger residents to showcase their creativity while learning the importance of supporting worthy Douglas County causes. Also, the event allowed the business community an opportunity to connect with younger residents and families in a new and fun way.
Terri Wiebold, publisher of The Connection said, “Party in the Pines brought the community together in celebration of another great summer season, and this seemed like the perfect way to put an exclamation point on that event.
The fact that 100 percent of the proceeds went to a Douglas County nonprofit made it even more significant,” she said.
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