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Art Walk on Sunday, July 25, 2021

Plan to join the walk and have fun in Woodland Park. The starting point for the walk is the Reserve – Our Gallery at 400 West Midland, Suite 120.

The doors to the Gallery open at 10:30 if you want to join in. You can also use the map below to make your own way. Cheers for a happy Sunday – art adventure.

4th of July in Woodland Park

The Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration was a big day in Woodland Park with family activities and entertainment from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Volunteers made this event possible. Thanks to all sponsors and volunteers!

What happened:

Small Pavilions, #1 – #5, All Day:

  • Fossil Digging with Moments in Stone (Pavilion 1)
  • Relay Races with Woodland Park Booster Club (Pavilion 2)
  • Corn Hole with Total Energy Solutions (Pavilion 5)

Main Pavilion:

  • 8:30 to 9:10 Dan Carlisle, Singer Performance
  • 9:30 to 10:10 Mountain Eire, Dancers Performance
  • 10:30 to 11:10 Ray De Mers, Singer Performance
  • 11:30 to 12:20 Woodland Park Wind Symphony, Flag Presentation, and Welcome
  • 12:40 to 1:20 Woodland Park Community Singers Performance
  • 1:40 to 2:20 Sealock and German Performance

Small Stage/Band Shell:

  • 10:00 Magic Show by Top Banana Events
  • 11:00 Dog Owner and Costume Parade. Meet at the Small Stage/Band Shell
  • 1:00 Watermelon Eating Contest – Tent Area in Front of the Small Stage/Band Shell
  • 2:00 Magic Show by Top Banana Events – Small Stage/Band Shell
  • 2:30 Jerusalema Dance Challenge – Small Stage/Band Shell

Basketball Court:

  • 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament – Meet at the Basketball Court at 9 to register. You can also call Gary Lays at 719-433-3795 to register early.


  • 9:30 Fishing Derby – Visit the Mountain Memorial Tent on the West Side of the Lake

The Moose is Loose Window Decorating Contest has a Winner!

The following businesses and nonprofits partnered to dress the windows during the Moose is Loose annual sales event in Woodland Park. The Moose is Loose is an activity Tweeds Fine Furnishings coordinates with the help of other businesses in town each year. The winning window: Alpine Firearms and AARF – Adoptable Animal Rescue Force.

  1. Alpine Firearms and Adoptable Animal Rescue Force
  2. Colorado GearLab and HtN Hope Lives Here
  3. Cowhand and Ute Pass Historical Society
  4. Cowhand and Symphony Above the Clouds
  5. Hungry Bear and SATURN
  6. Mountain View Yogurt Plus and Status: Code 4, Inc.
  7. Williams Log Cabin Furniture and Lighter Side of Christmas
AARF window for the Moose is Loose window decorating contest
Ute Pass Historical Society window for the Moose is Loose
Lighter Side of Christmas Window Decorating for the Moose is Loose
HtN Hope Lives Here window for the Window Decorating Contest for the Moose is Loose
SATURN window for the Window Decorating Contest for the Moose is Loose
Symphony Above the Clouds window for the Moose is Loose Window Decorating Contest
Status: Code 4, Inc for the window decorating contest for the Moose is Loose

Charity Sales in 2021

Local nonprofits (serving people in Teller County, Colorado) have the opportunity to participate in Charity Sales with SOAR to fundraise for their organization. The Charity Sales are done virtually.

Sale items for a Charity Sale are collected by SOAR and stored. A person purchasing items during the Sale makes a donation directly to the nonprofit. This is done when an item is picked up. Money does not change hands ahead of time. Donations are made online through the nonprofit’s website.

SOAR provides Charity Sales at no cost except for storage fees. SOAR takes care of collecting items, marketing the sale through social media and setting up the online sale.

SOAR offers this program as a way for residents to give back to local nonprofits. Sometimes, a person is downsizing their home and they have a bedroom set they’d like to give away. A Charity Sale is the perfect solution! These activities began during the 2020 pandemic as a way to enhance local giving.

On average, nonprofits earn 7% on their short term investment of $125. This a great way for a donor to enhance their gift to an organization.

If you’d like to learn more – email iwantto@soarwithnetworkfundraising.org or text one word – charitysale – to (833) 763-0494

Winners announced for the SoundZ of the Season Window Decorating Contest!!

Businesses and nonprofits partnered in Woodland Park for the 3rd Window Decorating Contest of 2020!! The winners are:

First Place – The Cowhand and Ute Pass Historical Society

First Runner Up – 212 West Midland and Woodland Park Senior Organization, The Senior Center

Second Runner Up – Colorado GearLab and DayBreak – An Adult Day Program

Four window decorating contests are planned for 2021. The winning nonprofits receive a donation from SOAR.

We appreciate all of the participants:

Hungry Bear
and Rhapsody Bar have also offered to support local nonprofits!

Nonprofits and Businesses Partner for “Love Local” Window Decorating Contest

Winners announced!

Symphony Above the Clouds and Rhapsody Bar are the People’s Choice Winners!! $50 donation to the Symphony Guild from SOAR. (Total votes: 65) They added 34 votes during the Sidewalk Sale coordinated by Main Street on September 19, 2020!

The Runner Up for People’s Choice ALSO had a table at their window location during Main Street’s Sidewalk Sale. Congratulations Friends of Mueller State Park and GearLab! $35 donation to the Friends of Mueller State Park from SOAR. (Total votes: 56)

Honorable Mention Winner is the Woodland Park Junior Wrestling Club because of their creative window painting at Jackalope. $35 donation to the Woodland Park Junior Wrestling Club from SOAR!

We appreciate all participants: Cowhand, Teller Senior Coalition, Help the Needy, Alpine Firearms, AARF, Mountain View Yogurt Plus, Nonprofit Cooperative of Teller County, and Habitat for Humanity of Teller County

Three men join forces to lift the words Stronger Together

Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration in Woodland Park – 2021


  • $80 = Corporate Booth Space (10 by 10), adjoining space is $60
  • $60 = Nonprofit Booth Space (10 by 10), adjoining space is $40
  • $25 = Electricity (first come first serve)

Save Money: Corporations or nonprofits save money by providing five volunteers (save $10) and/or running a scheduled activity for SOAR (save $20)

Partner benefits: Help nonprofits when you become a marketing partner for this event. All proceeds benefit the Nonprofit Cooperative of Teller County.

$500 = Independence Day Partner (2)

  • Free booth space on the grass (main stage area + the hub for music, large area west of the lake)
  • Banner space on the main stage
  • Logo on pre-event advertising
  • Logo on activity maps designating your location, distributed on July 4th
  • Name mentioned in event articles and press releases; from the main stage; and during other activities at the park

$350 = Star-Spangled Partner (3)

  • Free booth space on the grass (activity area) in a premier location (or near sponsored activity)
  • Banner space on the activity stage (north side of the lake) or near sponsored activity
  • Logo on pre-event advertising
  • Logo on activity maps designating your location, distributed on July 4th
  • Name mentioned in event articles and press releases; from the activity stage; and during other activities at the park

$250 = National Anthem Partner (5)

  • Booth space in/beside the pavilion
  • Banner space on your sponsored pavilion
  • Logo on activity maps designating your location, distributed on July 4th
  • Name mentioned in event articles and press releases; from the activity stage; and during other activities at the park
  • Name on pre-event advertising UNLESS you agree to facilitate a planned activity within the pavilion and then you get a logo and the opportunity to set up your display within the pavilion. Activities are “scheduled” at pavilions each hour for 20 minutes (6X for the day of July 4th) and must be coordinated with SOAR (ideas: watermelon eating contest, a kids parade around the sidewalk circling the park, decorate cookies, have a reading of the Declaration of Independence with a Thomas Jefferson puppet or character actor)

$200 = 4th of July Partner (unlimited)

  • Free booth space (10 by 10) or food cart
  • Logo on activity maps and cards distributed on July 4th
  • Name mentioned in event articles and press releases

Email Gayle Gross @ iwantto@soarwithnetworkfundraising.org

Peak Art Adventure – Woodland Park, Colorado

This event is a collaborative fundraiser for three nonprofits.

Peak Art Adventure in Woodland Park is August 1 – 6, 2021. Sign up to receive information as the event develops. Click here!

You’ll receive information related to being an artist at the event or receiving an Art Passport to visit the artists’ activities during the week.

Peak Art Adventure includes:

  • Plein Air Painting
  • Art Classes
  • Studio Tours
  • ART Walk among Woodland Park businesses
  • A reception to showcase the week of art where the public votes for their favorites

Kevin Knebl presents a live training about Social Media in OUR Backyard – Woodland Park, Colorado – 2021

Partner, get in on the Marketing Bonanza, and get 2 – 6 tickets to the event with Kevin. (See current Marketing Bonanza benefits here: https://marketingbonanza.eventbrite.com

The Nonprofit Cooperative of Teller County brings Kevin Knebl to the stage in 2021. Participants get valuable training with the opportunity to buy into the day at three rates ($45, $135, or $270):

Kevin Knebl is an International Speaker, Author, Trainer and Joie de Vivre Coach™ whose clients include small, medium and Fortune 500 companies. He’s an in-demand, leading authority on Social Selling, Relationship Marketing, LinkedIn and Twitter with a healthy dose of Personal Development and Humor blended in for good measure for conferences, conventions, company trainings, and many other events.

Other activities and trainings are included.

The event is sponsored by the “Driving Partners” Heuberger Motors/Heuberger Suburu, Kevin Knebl, and the Edgewood Inn. The “Community Circle” has formed with A-Z Storage/Peak Price Real Estate with Karen Schaefer, and the Nonprofit Cooperative of Teller County.

Sponsorship packages are available. Email iwantto@soarwithnetworkfundraising.org to learn more

More Fundraising Ideas

  • Paper calendars are still hanging on people’s walls. Determine what you think would sell in your market – only get a limited number of calendars printed – take orders now and deliver in December
  • Offer a training on something and collect money from people for attending. Usually, there’s a professional out there willing to train in return for a small fee and the opportunity to sell something during the training
  • Canvas shopping bags work well when you partner with a shopping district. Woodland Park Main Street has cornered the market on this idea in their small town. They include coupons in the bag from participating businesses and then they sell the bags at other events for $10 – $15, woodlandparkmainstreet.org
  • Write a book about the history of your organization – or another popular subject. Self-publish and sell the book. This also works well with cookbooks
  • Find a way to share your mission by including others. The Mountain Top Cycling Club in Teller County has a “Bike the Night” to bring families out for a bicycle ride. People pay for the opportunity to participate, they get a glow in the dark t-shirt, and have a pizza party after the ride – mountaintopcyclingclub.com
  • Host a festive gathering for families. The Made for More project has a colorful pumpkin festival coming up. This is when the community comes together to celebrate the harvest of pumpkins – madeformoreproject.org

Think of your fundraisers as a way to market your organization. Sometimes, a fundraiser takes time to catch on. The first time you do it may not be as exciting because the results were not what you expected but if you keep a positive attitude, plan for the next time, and learn as you go – things always get better.