Mountain Mayhem: Denim & Diamonds

May Selby
Mountain Mayhem


Guests enjoyed heavy hors d’oeuvres by Mawa’s Kitchen including bite-sized lobster rolls, pigs in a blanket and crudité. Embroiders from RangerStitch in Tennessee were on hand to customize bandannas in cursive, with the option to choose thread in every color. The silent and live auctions plus a paddle raise and game of Heads or Tails helped raise funds in a fun and memorable way. Live music by The Alexis State Band capped off the event in the six-stall horse barn and family entertainment center designed by Michael Fuller Architects.

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Challenge Aspen’s new CEO, Lindsay Cagley, with her husband, Sean.
Tom and Megan Clark at the Denim & Diamonds benefit.
Marcus Blue and Ashlyne Huff looking Western chic.
Colleen Shields, David Moray, Carolynn Heil, Emily Zeis and Deb Sullivan.
Friends Deborah Breen and Craig Melville.
Chris and Kristen Tullar arrive at Redstone Ranch.
Carl and Alison Strelecki of Basalt.
Marvin and Susan Moses with Barbara Rhodes and Tom McMahon.
Challenge Aspen’s CFO Jenni Petersen; CAMO Program and Winter Sports Director John Klonowski; Development and Marketing Director Garry Schalla and Chief Operating Officer Anne Adams.
Vickie and David Arnold at the Denim & Diamonds benefit.
The Alexis State Band in the barn at Redstone Ranch. Courtesy photo.
Larry Jones, Lindsay Cagley and Katie Grange.
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