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A creative and charitable take on traditional tree trimming

New Womenade board member Mary MacDonald (top left) and friends Suzanne
Rizley (center) and Dawn Carter (right) in front of the Gatsby-themed


Above right and at left two of the many themed trees at Pat Nohavec-Fink’s home where the Womenade December gathering took place.

By Lisa Nicklanovich; photos courtesy of Womenade 

Womenade, a group of local women “making lemonade out of life’s lemons,” celebrated the season December 4 and raised more than $2,300 for families in need.  The “Christmas tree tour” took place at Pat Nohavec-Fink’s home, which was decorated with numerous themed trees that wowed everyone who attended.

Since 2004, Womenade has been assisting local families through quarterly potlucks in homes in Castle Pines, Castle Rock, and other nearby areas.  Womenade encourages bringing a potluck dish to share and a $25 donation but does not require either.  The gatherings are an opportunity to network, socialize, and make new friends in the community.

One hundred percent of the donations collected are given to women or families in need in the area, nominated through the Womenade network.  

For more information about Womenade, visit their Facebook page (WomenadeCastleRock) or e-mail board member Mary Williams at



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