Lemonade for Land

Lemonade for Land

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The 4th grade class of Denise Vetromile (left) presents AVLT with a check as the beneficiary of its successful Lemonade Day fundraiser. Kim Knol of the Aspen School District (right) and Heather Hicks of Youth Entity (not pictured) helped facilitate and sponsor this noteworthy program. Thank you one and all for helping enable and inspire more outdoor opportunities for youth!

Aspen Valley Land Trust sends a huge thank you to the Aspen Elementary School 4th Grade and Youth Entity, who recently teamed up to learn a little about financial literacy and help save the valley, one lemonade at a time! The 4th grade classes of Denise Vetromile and Katie Fox selected AVLT and Ascendigo as nonprofit beneficiaries of their Lemonade Day held March 23 at Gondola Plaza in Aspen, and yesterday presented each organization with a check from their proceeds. AVLT is excited to apply this funding directly to facilitating programs at the Chapin Wright Marble Basecamp, a property the land trust bought last year to provide local schools a place to conduct outdoor education. …. Read more The Aspen Middle School developed a cutting edge program here nearly 50 years ago, and today, with help from donors like you, AVLT is working hard to make this opportunity accessible to other schools up and down the valley.

Thank you to Youth Entity Associate Director Heather Hicks, Kim Knol, Denise Vetromile, Katie Fox, ASD Superintendent John Malloy, AES Principal Chris Basten, Aspen Skiing Company (for allowing the kids to do business in the plaza), Aspen Middle School (for developing such a wonderful outdoor education program at Basecamp!), the parents who donated supplies and baked goods, the community members and visitors who supported Lemonade Day, and most importantly THANK YOU to all the students who participated and made this event fun, educational and successful! As AVLT celebrates 50 years of land conservation, we are ever grateful and honored to live and work in such a caring and committed community – and one that is so willing to invest in its future.

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