Close to 400 guests joined the fun on Saturday, September 17th at a rollicking Barn party hosted by Paul and Katy Rady to support the Cherry Hills Land Preserve. Western inspired food including Hatch green chili, gourmet burgers of grass-fed Colorado beef, or Ahi tuna, Mexican street corn off the cob, and BBQ pulled pork greeted guests as they bid on art from the region’s best artists, and shopped local vendor wares. Two signature cocktails, inspired by the hit TV show, Green Acres were presented to guests. Proceeds of the event benefitted the Cherry Hills Land Preserve. During the evening festivities, the Board of CHLP announced two new initiatives to support community involvement in preserving and protecting open space in Cherry Hills.
The Community Stewardship Grants fund is designed to provide local youth, students, and neighborhood organizations with funds to inspire life-long stewardship of natural open spaces. Through educational projects, the CHLP hopes to develop a new generation of conservation stewards. Click here to learn more about the grants program and how to apply.
The Board also announced the establishment of the Friends of Quincy Farm Fund, which is a private fund designed to provide support for programming and capital improvement projects on the 17.5 acre parcel recently donated to the City of Cherry Hills Village by Cat Anderson. This property is subject to a conservation easement held by Colorado Open Lands, and will be protected in perpetuity as a nature preserve.
We are so grateful to our sponsors, MidFirst Bank, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty and it’s participating brokers: Linda and Josh Behr, Jane Brennan, Susie Dews, Lori Drew, Joanne and Mike Ernstsen, Wendy Fryer, Todd Groth, Jeff Hendley, Sarabeth Jones, Janet Kritzer, John and Ann Ludwig, Rochelle McNaughton, Casey Miller, Kate Perry, Elaine and Richard Swomley, and Nancy and Fred Wolfe. Wonderdful thanks to our sponsors Applejack Wine and Spirits, Bottle Shop 33, Eagle Home Mortgage, Mesa Properties, Natural Grocers, Phase One Landscapes, and Reputation Local. A very very special thank you goes out to Dale Deleo, and Kelli Kindel Events.
On Sunday, September 18th, over 300 visitors toured the 6 Barns and shopped for organic produce and gifts from local vendors at the Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market. Two barns on tour, Quincy Farm, and Highline Farm highlighted conservation easements in our local community. Together the families that own these properties have preserved close to 40 acres of open space in perpetuity right in the middle of a growing Denver metro area. We are grateful to these generous families, and our other spectacular Barn hosts: Michelle and Larry Harmsen, Joanie and John Mankus, Katy and Paul Rady, and the Village Club.