The evening’s program was opened by the Cherry Hills Land Preserve’s Board President, Stephanie Bluher, who told the audience that the organization’s mission was to preserve the natural open lands which make their community so special and such a wonderful place to live and that the art submitted by students certainly reflected that. The surprise guest of the evening was magician Scott McCray of Fun Productions, Inc., who entertained the 100-plus audience of children and adults with his sleight of hand.
The steering committee for the event included Villagers Ann Clark, Teresa Harbaugh, Debbie Payne, Stephanie Bluher, Connie Brown, and Harriet LaMair. Klasina VanderWerf chaired the committee
Competition winners for the fifth grade were first place, Morgan Helm; second place, Louis Balas; and third place, Grayson Nash. Fourth grade winners were first place, Cole Lamontagne; second place, Megan Richardson, and third place, John Karns. CHVES art teacher, Tara Roberts, commented she thought “this year’s art was even better than last year’s.”
The Cherry Hills Land Preserve is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the natural open lands in Cherry Hills Village through leadership, stewardship, education, and advocacy.