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TLC Meals on Wheels finds a new home: Las Delicias

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First, the good news: TLC Meals on Wheels has a new home.

TLC, a nonprofit that provides healthy meals, companionship and other services to seniors and homebound adults, finally landed a new headquarters, months after finding out they’d have to vacate the old Ames Elementary School in Centennial ahead of the building’s demolition.

The not-so-good news: That new home is the former location of Las Delicias, Littleton’s well-known Mexican restaurant, which closed abruptly in early July.

Continue reading @Englewood Herald.

9th annual Corey Rose Wishes and Heroes Benefit Concert is June 22

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Proceeds from the concert benefit Make-A-Wish Colorado and the Colorado Professional Firefighters Foundation.

LITTLETON, Colo. — The 9th annual Corey Rose Wishes and Heroes Benefit Concert will be held Saturday, June 22 at Breckenridge Brewery in Littleton.

9NEWS morning anchor Corey Rose started the concert fundraiser in honor of her father who passed away in 2010 from leukemia. He was a firefighter in Los Angeles, California for 32 years.

For more details on this event go to 9News.

Charity Auto Show Today To Benefit Colorado Fallen Hero Foundation

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Do you have Pride In Your Ride? Then head on over to the Reel Factory, located at 10488 W. Centennial Road in Littleton, for their charity auto show benefitting the Colorado Fallen Hero Foundation. 

This is the 3rd year for this event which usually draws 50+ cars but they anticipate an even bigger turnout this year. All makes and models of cars are welcome. There is a $20 admission fee to the show with all of the proceeds going to the Colorado Fallen Hero Foundation. The charity is run by police officers for police officers and the organizers are extremely impressed by the integrity of charity and all of the great work that they do. Colorado Fallen Hero Foundation is the charity that people are asked to donate to when there is a line of duty death.  It’s free for spectators to attend the show but they are also welcome to donate if they’d like.

There is one Grand prize drawing for the first 20 cars that show up so get there early if you can. In addition, there will be raffles for car washes, automotive shops, Goldberg Brothers giveaway, Reel factory giveaway, Reel Performance giveaway, dog training, and a  52eighty distillery bottle giveaway.

The event would not be complete without some great food and live music. Tay’s Hot Dog Cart, Kona Ice Cream and Wing Wagon Grill will all be serving their delicious food today.

This is the first of many auto shows that are happening throughout the summer.

Future dates are:

  • June 29, 2019 10-2pm
  • July 27, 2019 10-2pm
  • August 31, 2019 10-2pm
  • September 28, 2019 10-2pm

Sponsors for the auto show are Goldberg Brothers, Behind The Scenes Taphouse, 52eighty Distilling, The Reel Factory, and the Colorado Fallen Hero Foundation.

 

LITTLETON ROTARY FOUNDATION CELEBRATES MILESTONE!

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After decades of giving tens of thousands of dollars to area charitable causes, the Rotary Club of Littleton, founded in 1922, is celebrating one of its most successful fund-raising efforts ever.
On Tuesday evening, March 19th, the club held a celebration dinner after raising $100,000 in December 2018. That effort was sparked by a $50,000 anonymous gift to the Littleton Rotary Foundation if club members matched that amount, which they did. This brought the Foundation fund balance in the Foundation to approximately $990,000.
At the celebration dinner at Pinehurst Country Club, Littleton Rotary Foundation President Paul Parish MC’d the event to include former Club President Belinda “B” Bianchi and the history of the Rotary Club of Littleton. Current Club President Bill White, whose efforts led to the anonymous $50,000 challenge grant, introduced the donor, and incoming Club President Steve Tautz talked about his vision for Rotary as the club approaches its 100th anniversary in 2022.
Continue reading @ Littleton Rotary website

Meals On Wheels Must Move And Needs Your Help

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Why is TLC MoW moving?

November of 2018, the Littleton Public Schools’ community voted to allows LPS to raise $298 million for capital projects, including: replacing aging schools with new construction, continued repair and upkeep of others, the creation of a Career and Technical Education and Innovation Center, and new furniture in LPS schools. The repurposed Ames Elementary School, where TLC Meals on Wheels is located, was chosen as one of the first schools to be replaced. Construction will begin in 2020.

We would like to thank Littleton Public Schools for supporting TLC Meals on Wheels for the past 9 years. Our partnership provided us the opportunity to grow and provide additional services due to the large amount of space and affordable rent. During our time at Ames Elementary Building we added a grocery program, pet food program, weekend frozen meal service, and were able to increase our number of meals served to the community by 75%; from 73,000 meals per year to 128,000!

Visit TLC MoW to learn more and see how you can help.

6 people who helped rescue man who fell from cliff among those honored at Red Cross event

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Six people credited with helping to save a man’s life last year are among the honorees Friday night at the American Red Cross Heroes Soiree.

On March 3, 2018, Dan Smoker was hiking Castle Rock with his grandson Eli when he fell 25 feet off a ledge. Michael Mann, along with Christian, Dylan and Max McCaffery, and Tifany and Chris Borgelt came over to help Smoker, who was critically injured in the fall, the Red Cross says.

Emergency medical attention was provided while 911 was called. The group also helped emergency responders get Smoker into the ambulance when medical care arrived on scene. The group’s quick actions are credited for saving Smoker’s life and has earned them the Red Cross Life Saver Award.

Continue Reading on @ 9News

Enter Your Dog In The 2019 Aspen Grove Mascot Contest

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Show your Pup Pride and enter you fur baby in the Aspen Grove 2019 Mascot contest.

2019 MASCOT CONTEST

March 1 – 17, 2019

SUBMIT YOUR DOG’S PHOTO MARCH 1 – 17.

VOTING STARTS ONCE YOUR PHOTO AS BEEN APPROVED.

TOP 10 DOGS (BASED ON VOTES) AUTOMATICALLY BECOME A FINALIST.

WINNER ANNOUNCED MARCH 22, 2019

Winning dog will receive over $1,000 in prizes and services.

Go to the Aspen Grove website for more details.

Eighth graders in Littleton learn how to build a business while giving back

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LITTLETON, Colo. — As part of an entrepreneurship class at their Middle School, a group of 8th-grade students have created a business to plan to create and sell a product with all the proceeds going to charity.

“It’s definitely different from any other class I’ve had in middle school,” student Abigail Russum said.

Twenty-four eighth graders are taking the class as an introduction to business. They are creating wooden blocks with scrabble-type letters on them that are used as candle holders.

Continue reading at the source: The Denver Channel

‘The Bachelor’ star Colton Underwood teams up with Littleton winery for a good cause

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Source: 9 News

DENVER — Fans of ABC’s The Bachelor can now drink wine for a good cause, thanks to the show’s current leading man.

Colorado native Colton Underwood has teamed up with Carboy Winery of Littleton to release “65 Roses Rosé.”

Learn More on 9 News

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