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Welcome to the neighborhood

By Carin R. Kirkegaard; courtesy photos

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More than 60 new neighbors gathered at The Exchange Coffee House on the east side of the City of Castle Pines to meet new neighbors, socialize and learn more about the community. Mayor Tera Radloff provided opening remarks for the evening before turning it over to the event coordinators, Terri Wiebold, publisher of The Connection and Tina Hansen, executive director for the Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce.

Guests enjoyed a beverage and a light snack while mingling and meeting new neighbors. Local businesses The Flower Shop at Castle Pines, Golden Flame Hot Wings, Domino’s, Castle Pines North Wine & Spirits, Ziggi’s Coffee and Berg Haus donated prizes for game winners. Lowe’s of Castle Rock provided every new neighbor with a 5-gallon bucket filled with things like smoke alarm batteries, cleaning supplies, electrical tape, paint brushes and Command hooks – everything that might be needed when settling into a new home. There were also swag bags filled with goodies from other business partners and Chamber members. Guests were also treated to local favorite, bitty bundts, courtesy of The Bundt Shoppe.

Following presentations, guests lingered into the evening, enjoying the casual atmosphere and making new friends.

A young new neighbor.

The new resident welcomes are sponsored by The Castle Pines Connection, the Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce and the City of Castle Pines and are held quarterly.

“Creating a community starts with the purchase of a home,” said Wiebold, “but it flourishes through the relationships built from neighborhood to neighborhood.”

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