Mountain Mayhem: A Pig Roast & Lemonade Day |

Mountain Mayhem: A Pig Roast & Lemonade Day

YouthEntity staff members Heather Hicks, Don Martin of Martin Auctioneering, Kirsten McDaniel and Naomi Peters.

YouthEntity is a community and youth development initiative dedicated to “helping youth succeed, no matter what they want to do, when they grow up.”

As its primary summer fundraiser, the local non-profit presented its 8th Annual Pig Roast Benefit at the Aspen Glen Club in Carbondale on Saturday, June 25. A grand turnout of 175 guests enjoyed an evening of delicious dishes such as watermelon mojitos and raw seafood, a second course of Berkshire roast suckling pig, summer salads, prime rib and a sundae dessert bar on the lawn in full view of majestic Mount Sopris. Guest speakers included Mary Mino of the Colorado Restaurant Association’s Education Foundation, Leah Allen of ProStart, mother and daughter Colleen and Payton Barrill who spoke about YouthEntity’s personal financial literacy workshops, and Lemonade Day stars Jack Maas and Rand Schenck. The evening included a raffle auction, live auction and direct appeal with Don Martin of Martin Auctioneering.

All proceeds from the Pig Roast support YouthEntity’s work ready, career ready, life ready programs for youth in the Roaring Fork Valley and the Western Slope.

This weekend, YouthEntity is presenting Lemonade Day on Saturday, July 16. Thanks to many sponsors and community partners, they’re giving children throughout the Roaring Fork Valley their very first business experience. Youth in school, at home, and in art workshops have been setting goals, making plans and working those plans in order to launch their businesses and achieve their dreams. So venture out into your local communities on Lemonade Day such as downtown Aspen and at the Saturday market, the Aspen Valley Marathon finish area in Basalt, Main Street in Carbondale and downtown Glenwood Springs and support the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Learn more via or by calling 970.963.4055.

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