How the crowd loved wearing their cowboy hats, jeans with silver buckles, their turquoise jewelry, cowboy boots and fancy shirts at the Rodeo Roundup! The Boogie’s Bash for the Buddies is given every summer as a fund-raiser for the Buddy Program by Lenny “Boogie” Weinglass under big tents in the fields at his Merry-Go Ranch.Everyone mingled in the silent-auction tent and on the turf for cocktails; dinner was in the big tent with fabulous food by Roaring Fork Valley restaurants such as Piñons, Grana Bread Co., Blue Maize, Cache Cache, Elevation, Hickory House, Hotel Jerome, Il Poggio, Kenichi, Krabloonik, Maroon Bells Lodge, Matsuhisa, Montagna at The Little Nell, Phat Thai and Six89. Dancing was to the music of the band “Boogie Nights.”The Buddy Program provides mentors for children. The Little Buddies are local youth between the ages of 4 and 18 who need companionship and guidance from Big Buddies, local adults who volunteer time to develop mentoring relationships with children.Because so many people turned out for this wonderful benefit, I will write just a short column and leave most of the space for the photos.Out of the past … the other day on the street, I ran into former Aspenites Greg Ochocki and his wife, Ani Barrie. Greg was a graphic artist while in Aspen. With his partner, Chip Gobrecht, he painted John Denver’s airplane and many other large graphics around town. Ani knit sweaters and Charlie Brown worked for her. For the last several years they have been living in San Diego, where Greg did underwater photography. Earlier this year they moved permanently to Lake City, a small town in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado.Julie (Churchill) and Tom Paxton celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on July 22. They were married on Cape Cod.Sara Finesilver of Aspen has graduated with a BA degree in psychology from Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Ill. She graduated cum laude and was awarded membership in Psi Chi, the international honor society for psychology. She is a graduate of Aspen High School.Karyn and Kevin Lamb of Boston announce the birth of a son, Nelson Avery Lamb, on July 4 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Maternal grandparents are Christine Aubale Gerschel and Peter Dahl of Aspen and Patrick Gerschel of Aspen and New York City.Undercurrent … the baby crows sound like crows with a bad case of laryngitis.
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