Event raises $46,000 for Grand County charities
To the Editor:On Friday, Oct. 3, Devil’s Thumb Ranch House Restaurant in Tabernash, Colorado, hosted a five course dinner to benefit the Grand Foundation. More than 50 people attended this event, which netted over $46,000 for charity.The evening started with a cocktail party, passed hors d’oeuvres and silent auction, followed by a five course dinner with wine pairings. Ranch House Chef Ken Ohlinger and his staff prepared a feast of savory creations paired with exceptional wines. Throughout the evening the conversation was lively and generated great excitement leading into the live auction, which continued to jazz up the event with enthusiastic bidding on an interactive gourmet dinner for 10 with Chef Ohlinger, a fresh water chocolate pearls earring and necklace set and a Quang Ho framed original oil, Pumpkins on the Vine. As a community nonprofit, Grand Foundation relies on public support and special events to generate funding to support our grants program. The Grand Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life in Grand County by proactively addressing current and future needs in the areas of Health & Human Services, Education, Environment, Amateur Sports and Arts & Culture. This event is a fine example of the community coming together to raise awareness and funds for the nonprofits in Grand County. Thank you to our event sponsors and volunteers: Devil’s Thumb Ranch, Republic National Distributing, Chris Froetschner, Stacey O’Brien, Frank Burton, Karen Vance, Quang Ho, Gary Key and Trice Jewelers. The staff at Devil’s Thumb Ranch House Restaurant earned special mention for their exceptional service.We would also like to thank each individual who attended the event your support truly does make a difference. We applaud Bob and Suzanne Fanch, owners of Devil’s Thumb Ranch. Their support to Grand County is unwavering and their partnership to assist our local nonprofit and charitable agencies is unparalleled. Megan LedinExecutive Director Ron Nelson, Board PresidentGrand Foundation
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