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September 08, 2012 - Cultivating Colorado's Kids at Farm Dinner

What: Invest in Kids first annual Frog Belly Farm dinner. Invest in Kids aims in improving the health and well-being of low-income children and families in Boulder County and across Colorado.

Where: 5255 Rogers Road, Longmont, Co

When: Saturday, September 8, 2012

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $125-$10,000

Beneficiary: Invest in Kids

Host(s): Catherine Goodwillie, Cameron Delaney, Eileen Dolbeare, Courtney Faust, Kimmie Greene, Hollis Hope, Kate Kellogg, Suzy Kennedy, Sarah Schulte, Kirsten Thomas, Lori Walter

Executive Director: Lisa Merlino

Catering: Black Cat, Centro, Mateo, Jax, Cured, Pizzeria Locale

Music: Paper Bird

Sponsors: Inspirato, Community Shares

Board of Directors: Sean Waters (chair), Marc Bradac, Eric Hilty, Gregory Kanan, Cathy Lemon, Timothy Macdonald, Adele Phelan (treasurer), James Scarboro

Blacktie Photos by: RebeccaMarie Reynolds

 Caleb Summeril (left), Mark Anderson, Sarah Anderson, Paul DeHaven, Genny Patterson
Caleb Summeril (left), Mark Anderson, Sarah Anderson, Paul DeHaven, Genny Patterson

On a warm and beautiful summer night, Invest in Kids was able to experience their first annual farm dinner and auction. Farm parties are all the rage lately, and anyone attending can state unequiviocally that they understand why. The event included dishes from local restaurants such as  Black Cat, Centro, Cured, Dish, Jax, Mateo, Pizzeria Locale, Bhakti Chai, BoxCar Coffee, Sutcliffe Wines, IZZE Sparkiling Juice, and Upslope Brewing Company.

Attendees were able to eat and drink merrily, and all for a good cause. And petting an animal or two was an added attraction.

The evening also included talented local artists such as Kort McCumber and Paper Bird.  Everyone came together to support this wonderful cause and make a difference in children's lives around Colorado.

Invest in Kids is a non-profit organization founded by a group of attorneys and other community leaders who were concerned about the increasing achievement gap between higher and lower income children and the increasing number of serious crimes committed by kids from a low-income background. This unique team of professional and socially-minded individuals helped create the foundation of standards and execution essential to their high level of effectiveness. For more information about Invest in Kids, visit


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