Get down, get funky |

Get down, get funky

Dear Editor:

On June 28 at the Aspen Elks Lodge, Roaring Fork Kids will host our first-ever benefit dinner-dance. The evening will comprise a hearty buffet meal and after-dinner dancing. The event is open to the public, and tickets are being sold by parents of the children attending Roaring Fork Kids. The theme of the event is “Disco Fever,” and our DJ will play dance music that is sure to get everyone on the floor! Come join us and see some familiar faces from our younger days at the Tippler! You know you miss it! “We are family” here in Aspen and are a great support system for our local nonprofits. So come on out and “celebrate good times” with us but plan on dancing, because there will be “no parking on the dance floor.”

Roaring Fork Kids makes a difference on a daily basis. A nonprofit childcare center in Aspen’s Yellow Brick School, Roaring Fork Kids cares for more than 60 children, ages 2 months to 5 years. We are committed to offering a safe, nurturing and creative environment for our children; we are further committed to keeping the cost affordable to working families. Working families are the cornerstone of the Valley community. Without quality, affordable childcare, these families would be forced to move and work elsewhere.

If we can raise enough sponsorship to cover our costs for this event, income from tickets and the raffle will go straight to Roaring Fork Kids for operating costs, teacher training and child enrichment. Please consider a donation to help us achieve this goal! If you would like to donate to Roaring Fork Kids, or don’t want to miss a night in “funky town,” please call 925-3136. Thank you for your consideration and for supporting the working families of our community. We hope to see you for the “last dance” June 28 at the Elks.

Roaring Fork Kids Parent Fundraising Committee

Sara Haneman, Kim Allen, Connie Holcolmb, Kim Estock, Lenor Leeds, Katie Provot and Heather Compton