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Hot chili and hot sunshine made for a cool day!

Article and photos by Amy Shanahan

The third annual Castle Pines Village (CPV) Winterfest and Chili Cook off took place on a gorgeous February afternoon and included delicious food, games, and socializing among friends and neighbors.  The temperature topped sixty-five degrees, and approximately 100 neighbors from throughout CPV attended.

The smaller children enjoyed getting their faces painted, playing corn hole, hula hoops, and pick-up football and Frisbee in the field at the Summit Club.  CPV resident Timothy Toole provided his DJ services, and the adults enjoyed listening to music and being outside in the sun.

Castle Rock’s Flying Horse Catering provided red and green chili, corn bread, dessert, and a coffee and hot chocolate bar, while board members from the Castle Pines Homes Association grilled hot dogs.  The Winterfest and Chili Cook off is organized by the neighborhood Parks and Recreation Committee and is just one of the numerous events that are held each year in the neighborhood.

CPV resident Jessica Edil attended the event with her children and thoroughly enjoyed the day.  “We always enjoy getting out to see old friends that we miss running into during the winter months and also enjoy meeting new neighbors.  This year our preschool daughter unexpectedly met her school friends at the cook off and it was so much fun to watch all the kids having a great time playing together outside on a beautiful Colorado day.  The delicious chili and cookies are always a hit with everyone in our family, too!  We appreciate the effort of the Parks and Recreation Committee in making this such a fun winter event for all of us to enjoy every year.”

To view a slide show of the event’s activities, visit and click on “Photo Albums.”



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