Guidestone Pumpkin Patch 2016 Thank You

On behalf of Guidestone Colorado, I would like to extend a resounding thank you to everyone in the community who participated in our Annual Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Festival, the weekend of October 7-9. Gorgeous weather set the stage for a fantastic weekend of fun activities and we had an amazing turnout of festival-goers of all ages. We are grateful to all the attendees, volunteers, sponsors and partners who helped to make the Pumpkin Patch a success!

We have many individuals, families and businesses to thank for their role in helping make the Pumpkin Patch such a great event! Special thanks to the following partners and event sponsors: The Hutchinson Ranch, Ralph Ogden of Mt. Princeton Riding Stables and his team of wranglers, draft horses and ponies, Dennis Fischer and his John Deere tractor, Ryan O’Brien for designing the pumpkin patch poster, S&M Food Shack, Landmark Surveying and Mapping, Law Office of Jane B. Fredman, Nord Bicycles, High Country Bank, Boathouse Cantina, Settings Event Rental, Heart of the Rockies Radio, Kaleidoscope Toys, Law Office of William F. Smith, Marquez & Herrick-Stare, LLC, Pinon Real Estate Group, Salida Mountain Sports, Pueblo Bank & Trust, Weathervane Farm, Colon Orchards, Pursell Manufacturing Corp, KSBV Radio, Mtn. Phoenix Coffee Roasters, KHEN, Simple Foods, Poncha Lumber, Walmart, CP’s Portables, Teller County Waste, Season’s Cafe, Amicas Pizza & Brewpub, Moonlight Pizza & Brewpub, Maverick Potter, Little Red Hen Bakery, Central Colorado Foodshed Alliance, Wellspring Nutritional Therapy, Architectural Glass, Francis & Sons, Knapp Family Farms, and the Everett Ranch.

Thanks also to our team of hard-working and positive volunteers: Aaliyah McGovern, Aiyana Slater, Alison Brown, Amy Moore, Ange Welborn, Arika & Kali Banghart, Ashley Bauscher, Augustus Ugurlu, Bari Beasley, Becky Longberg, Beth & Sawyer Pack, Betsy Steinberg, Betty Plotz, Bill Dvorak, Brice Turnbull, Cami, Mazie & August Renfrow, Celia Ademac, Chrissy Long, Chuck, Riley & Viola Tomkiewicz, Cole Sites, Deanna Jamison, Desmond Lau, Dharma Null, DJ DeJong, Elizabeth & Paul Laesecke, Emma Diesslin, Ethan Nejame, Evan Coit, Faith Spino, Francie & Tom Bomer, Frank Haas, Gail Franke, Gaylene Stevens, Greta Hooston, Gwen Ramsey, Heather Gorby, Jane Fredman, Jane Templeton, Jennifer Eaves, Jessica Hollensbe, John & Mike Perschbacher, Jonna Kuester, Josh & Sam Visitacion, Judy Faas, Kara, Kathy Faz, Katy Grether, Keith & Evelyn Baker, Kelly & Gayle Dunavin, Kori David, Leslie Champ, Louise Olsen-Marquez, Lucy DeLuca, Maddie Porter, Margaret Fitch, Mark Zander, Matthew & Jasper Coen, Maya Vallevona, Mike Harris, Miki Hodge, Nina Haas, Noel Haas, Patsy & Sabine Juarez, Patty LaTaille, Paul Alexander, Paula Berg, Peggy & Nelson Reininger, Pete Bond, Rebekah LaCroix, Ruthie McBride, Samantha Bahn, Seth Minor, Susan Roser, Taryn Ceglowski, Taylor Williams, Tina Grammen, Toby Lawson, Tracey Thiele, Vasey Stephens, Vivian Volkman, Wendy Rombold, Horizon students and the students of George Mossman's SMS 6th grade class. Thanks so much for your time and enthusiasm!

Thanks to the following musicians for creating such a festive atmosphere: Matthew Coen, Dave Tipton, Chris Leydon, Seth Roberts, Elisha McArthur, Dave Bokel, Stephen Smalzel, Dan Waldvogel, Ernest Marquez, Dale Anderson, and Salida Strings.

Proceeds from the Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Festival support the Historic Hutchinson Homestead and Learning Center and Guidestone's general operations. Guidestone Colorado is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to growing a vibrant agricultural future through education, community building and partnerships. Guidestone provides youth education, builds the capacity of Farm to School, and supports next generation farmers and ranchers find access to land, training, and resources through the Colorado Land Link Program.

Community engagement is invaluable to the success of these programs, and we are so grateful to be part of such an enthusiastic community that supports local food and local agriculture.

Sincerely, Andrea Earley Coen, Director of Hutchinson Homestead and Learning Center On behalf of Guidestone Colorado's Staff and Board of Directors For more information, visit www.guidestonecolorado.org

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