Easter Fest Attracts Hundreds
by Elean Gersack
The cold and snow did not put a damper on the fun at Easter Fest in Castle Pines North (CPN). On Saturday, April 7, more than 300 children and adults dropped by the CPN Community Center for goodies, music and a visit with the Easter bunny.
Business in the Pines storefront and home-based businesses came together to co-sponsor this year’s Easter celebration, along with the CPN Master Association. More than 20 businesses, including main business sponsor, Castle Rock Bank, participated by providing balloons, face painting, rubber ducks, gift basket giveaways, candy and more. Mile High Music Patrol played music during the open-house style event and children danced to the Cha-Cha slide and the Hokey Pokey. CPN Master Association photographer, Tim Gamble, took photos of the kids with the Easter bunny while his son, Jeremy, roamed the room catching great candid shots.
Just a day prior to the event, the location was changed from the Colorado Capital Bank Building parking area to the CPN Community Center. The wintry weather forecast made it necessary to move the event indoors. “I was a bit nervous that the turnout wouldn’t be as good inside, but I was happily surprised,” said Phil Catalano, Owner of Great Clips. In fact, the intimate setting gave business owners a chance to really connect with local residents. According to Dr. Bryan Rudiak, Owner of Canyon Ridge Chiropractic, the circular set up made it really easy to talk with people.
Appreciative about communication from the CPN Master Association regarding the change in venue, business sponsors were pleased with the outcome. “The communication about the new location made it possible for us to see a lot of kids with smiling faces,” said Joe Magoffin, Owner of Nick-N-Willy’s of Castle Pines. “Both the turnout and interactions were excellent,” said Vicki Bougan, consultant with home-based Creative Memories.
Many thanks to all Easter Fest sponsors: American Family Insurance - Julie Sequeira, Business in the Pines, Canyon Ridge Chiropractic, Castle Pines Family Dentistry, Castle Pines North Master Association, Castle Pines Orthodontics, Castle Pines Village Realty – Jade Goldfogel, Castle Rock Bank, Creative Memories, Great Clips, Juice Plus, Keller Williams-Suzanne DeSilvey, Mary Riccelli PMHNP, Nick-N-Willy’s, Posh Josh, Prudential Colorado Real Estate - Kim Hoffman, Safeway of Castle Pines North and Solid Life Christian Center.
To learn more about Business in the Pines, please visit www.businessinthepines.com.