Come join the fun at our second fund raising event at the Hub area # 37 Jeffco Fair Grounds. We are a green canopy near the bandshell area on east side near the Yogurt food truck . We have an awesome prize wheel and are joined by Jovial Concepts.
Jefferson County Fairgrounds – 15200 West 6th Avenue Golden, CO 80401
Starting 11:30 August 5 our first official fund raiser was off to a great start. Many thanks to Golden City Brewery and Pile High Burgers for donating ten percent of your proceeds. Many thanks to Eli Baumgarten our awesome live music for his donation . The Baumgarten family was fully engaged in hosting our event.
Aden Baumgarten hosted our table for information about Jeffco Eats. He is quite a leader for a young man in junior high. Diana Baumgarten, social worker at Foothills Elementary is a right hand super star with Barbara Moore in launching Jeffco Eats to being fully funded so they can serve up weekend food totes to all the hundreds of students who want and deserve them.
Howie Baumgarten was our announcer during the day from 11:30 to 7:30 pm sharing the mission and vision of Jeffco Eats and facts about hunger among Colorado children.
We raised over $1000 dollars from donation by GCB and Pile High burgers and cash and paypal donations. People were so kind and generous. People signed up for our volunteering events also.
NEXT EVENT: August 10 to 13th Jefferson County Fair Grounds http://www.celebratejeffco.com/
We will be at the JEFFCO FAIR AND FESTIVAL this week beginning Thursday evening through Sunday at 6 pm. Come see us at The Hub – H 37 booth. We will have a prize wheel and fun events for kids like making seed balls. We will be sharing vision of Jeffco Eats, sharing volunteering opportunities and fund raising for our ability to buy food each month from our partner Food Bank of the Rockies
Our partners for the Jeffco Fair are Jovial Concepts, Uproot Colorado and Seeds of Change. We are all involved in sustainable and garden education.
To empower under-served communities to thrive, by providing healthy food via sustainable, organic, urban agricultural activities.Kristina Welch, CEO Jovial Concepts.
David Laskarzewski – Uproot Colorado
Dave was on the organizing team for Feeding the 5000 Front Range and is co-organizer of Food-1-1, a statewide coalition working to reduce food waste in Colorado. Before helping to organize UpRoot, he worked with purpose-driven organizations and startups writing and implementing creative and social media strategies
School Programs Manager MIKE GEDDES -Jovial Concepts
Mike organizes the school gardens and clubs. As founder of Planting the Seed Project and his experience with OWL he is the perfect person to motivate kids to get involved in community projects.
With his Sustainability Studies Major and Environmental Design, Policy & Planning minor at Stony Brook University, Mike helped to develop a rooftop farm atop the university hospital. He has since bounced around gaining experience in organic farming, trail building, and environmental education. He is an advocate for developmentally appropriate outdoor education in public school.