Tops of the Rockies helps fund Children’s Reading Programs |

Tops of the Rockies helps fund Children’s Reading Programs

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The Annual Tops of the Rockies is set to take place starting at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, at the Grand Lake Yacht Club. This annual fundraiser, sponsored by the Friends of the Grand County Library, features great wines, excellent appetizers and live music in a beautiful setting at the historic Grand Lake Yacht Club, right on the shores of scenic Grand Lake.

In this festive event, businesses or individuals use their design expertise and unique materials to design tabletops that will then be put up for a live auction at the event. The bidding gets fast and furious for these uniquely designed pieces. There’s also a crowd-pleasing silent auction that takes place as part of this event.

“This is an evening you will not want to miss, an evening enjoying our beautiful mountains and lake from the Yacht Club while benefitting our wonderful libraries.” said Connie Graham, Tops coordinator and Grand Lake board member of Friends of the Grand County Library. “This event traditionally kicks off the high summer season in Grand Lake, and we are especially grateful to the Grand Lake Yacht Club, once again, for donating the use of this iconic location for this important fundraiser.”

Another highlight of this evening will be the live music of the Alpine Classic Trio, featuring local favorites Joan and Roger Shaw and Sara Lomax.

Reservations, which cost $55 in advance or $65 at the door, can be made by going to the Friends web-site: or ask at any Grand County Library. The Friends of the Grand County Library is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, which was formed 30 years ago to benefit the Grand County libraries. Its current mission is to raise funds to help pay for children’s programs at all the Grand County libraries.

This year’s event features a diverse collection of tabletops and auction items, reflecting the countywide approach of this year’s fundraiser. “This is a fun and important fundraiser for all the children’s programs at Grand County libraries,” Graham said. “We hope to see you there.”

For more information, call Connie Graham at H: 970-627-2463 C: 303-919-5810 or go to

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