Aspen community picnic set |

Aspen community picnic set

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – A free barbecue and local celebrities competing in a mowing competition promise to be the highlights of this year’s Aspen community picnic, to be held Sunday, Sept. 13 at the city golf course.

The picnic takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes a free barbecue-style lunch for the first 750 takers, provided by the golf course’s Red Mountain Grill.

Attendees are also welcome to fly kites, play miniature golf, fish in the golf course pond, play tennis and enjoy music.

At 1:30 p.m., a “Mow Down Pollution” event on the driving range will pit Mayor Mick Ireland against county Commissioner Rachel Richards, radio newsman David Bach against Aspen Times columnist Alison Berkley, and local police versus the sheriff’s office in head-to-head competition to see who can propel a push-mower across the finish line first.

Attendees are encouraged to walk, bike, ride a bus or carpool to the event, as there is no parking available at the golf course or on Cemetery Lane. Those who carpool can park at either the Aspen schools campus or Aspen Recreation Center and then walk to the event or take a shuttle to the golf course. Call 925-8484 for bus schedule information.

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