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Rotary celebrates BBQ, Brews & Banjos

Article and photos by Amy Shanahan

The Rotary Club of Castle Pines (RCCP) is extremely active in our local community and the members give graciously of their time to raise money for programs that support both our local and the international community.  On August 23, the RCCP held its inaugural “BBQ, Brews and Banjos” event in order to raise money for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Youth Education and Safety in Schools (Y.E.S.S.) program and other youth programs in the community.

Members of the RCCP worked tirelessly to put on an amazing event, which took place at a spectacular ranch setting in nearby Larkspur.  Amazing views of the Rocky Mountains set the backdrop for a wonderful afternoon of yummy BBQ from “Brad’s Pit” BBQ, bluegrass music from “Grass it up,” bouncy houses and face painting for kids, and several beer varieties and wine on hand for the adults.  A silent auction was held to generate funds for the worthwhile causes.

The event was very well attended and the RCCP is looking forward to continuing this annual tradition and making it bigger and better every year.  John Hauber, the newly-elected RCCP president remarked, “The event was exactly what our club planned together and the food, music and children’s activities exceeded everyone’s expectations!”  

Castle Pines residents Linda and Michelle Odenbach (pictured above center) thoroughly enjoyed the BBQ Brews and Banjos event.  “It’s wonderful and just so very well done!  What a beautiful setting and a great cause,” they remarked.

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