Autumn Gold

Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary’s signature fundraiser, Autumn Gold: A festival of Beer Brats and Bands! celebrated its 25th anniversary at Bond Park on September 21 & 22, and it was a huge success!

Thanks to the planning committee, the hard-working volunteers and the generous sponsors, Sunrise Rotary’s fundraiser brought in tens of thousands of dollars to be given back to the community this spring through community grants to select Estes Valley’s non-profit organizations and scholarships to promising EPHS graduating seniors.

Wendy Woo, Last Men on Earth, Amplified Souls, Brad Fitch, the Cody Bryan Band and the Long Run: Colorado’s Tribute to the Eagles were the six bands who pulled over 1,000 attendees to their feet. The Estes Park High School Choir and Estes Park Marching Band were featured during Amplified Souls, and each of these high school entities were awarded a $500 grant for their hard work and continued success.

The three hundred $100 raffle tickets were sold out by noon on Saturday. The $10,000 Grand Prize winner was Lindsey Blackhurst of New York City. The $2,500 winner was Matt Bailey. Five other cash prizes were awarded as well. The winning raffle tickets were drawn by Autumn Gold’s founders: Nancy Curtiss and Tim Hull (John Mutchler- not in attendance for the drawing) along with Bruce and Sally Johnston (Autumn Gold past-chairpersons) and Mike Louk, Sunrise Rotary President.

The Classic Car Show showcased over 50 classic cars throughout the weekend.

The winner for Saturday's Classic Car Show was Ric Mendoza, owner of the red 1956 Chevy (2 door & hard top). Sunday's winner was Gene Johnson, owner of the 1969 black Camaro (2 door & hard top).

Marilyn Monroe made her appearance and stood in awe of the cars.

EP Education Foundation, EVICS, Watershed Coalition, Estes Valley Crisis Advocates, the Estes Park Learning Place, and the Healing Waters Foundation were the 6 non-profits who generously shared their time and volunteers to help protect the many children who jumped through the Bouncy House.

For family fun, the Summit Church once again graciously shared their Bouncy House and Rocky Mountain Evangelical Church thoughtfully provided face painters.

Autumn Gold could not have been such a success without the generosity of sponsors and In-Kind sponsors.

Sunrise Rotary extends its gratitude to the following:

DIAMOND LEVEL SPONSORS: $1,500:

Edward Jones: Derek Vinge, Mountain Sage Consulting

Thrivent Financial

PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSORS: $1,000:

Aldrich Builders, Gallagher Insurance

GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS: $500:

Anderson Realty, Bank of Colorado, Bank of Estes Park, Butler Power Law, PC, Estes Park Mountain Shop,

Town of Estes Park, T.W. Beck Architects, Village Laundry

SILVER LEVEL SPONSORS: $250:

B & E Builders, Chrysalis at the Stanley, David White

BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORS: $100:

Vaughn Baker, Bob Berman, Jeff Crona, Ray Leaycraft

IN-KIND SPONSORS DIAMOND LEVEL:

Christmas Cabin Vacation Rental, EP News

Nick Molle Productions, NZ Graphics

IN-KIND SPONSORS PLATINUM LEVEL:

Country Market

IN-KIND SPONSORS GOLD LEVEL:

Rocky Mountain Evangelical Church,

Robin Event Rental

Summit Church, Trail Gazette

IN-KIND SPONSORS SILVER LEVEL:

High Country Beverage, Ice for Estes

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Please join us for next year’s Autumn Gold: September 26 & 27, 2020!

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