Thank you for a successful 13th annual Harvest Party at Rock Bottom Ranch!

ACES Staff

October 27, 2014

Thank you for a successful 13th annual Harvest Party at Rock Bottom Ranch!

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) would​ like to extend a hearty “thank you” to our valley-wide community for making the 13th annual Harvest Party at Rock Bottom Ranch a huge success!​ With nearly 1,200 people in attendance (all via car-free transportation), we were thrilled to host families and friends from Aspen to Rifle. 

​The incredible generosity of local business sponsors enables ACES to offer affordable tickets to this fun, seasonal event. We would like to extend a huge thank you to our presenting sponsor, SMOKE Modern BBQ for providing a delicious lunch for the second year in a row. Guests also enjoyed live music by Beatles tribute band Doctor Robert, pumpkin carving, apple cider pressing, farm tours and games, hay rides, and more. 

A special thank you also goes out to ​our ​additional business sponsors​​: Alpine Bank, Jeffrey Berkus Architects,​ ​Aspen Brewing Company, Gran Farnum Printing, of Grape and Grain, The Aspen Times, Post Independent, and Blazing Adventures. The support of these great businesses makes this event possible.


We are also grateful to the over 100 local businesses that donated to our silent auction! The Harvest Party benefits our ACES Ed program: environmental science education for over 42 regional schools, including three full-time programs at Aspen, Basalt, and Crystal River Elementary Schools.​ ACES is one of only a handful of organizations in the U.S. that teaches curriculum-integrated environmental science classes every day in the schools, helping regional schools meet state science standards. 

​Thank you to everyone in the community that contributes to the Harvest Party and the ACES Ed program. Click here to see more images from the party.


Chris R. Lane

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