Glenwood Insurance Agency‘s Thousand Can Drive will culminate at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 23 with a ceremony to count and donate the cans and non-perishable items to LIFT-UP in the parking lot in front of the offices at 1605 Grand Avenue.  The food drive started as a sponsorship of the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park‘s free Music on the Mountain concert series and their Can-for-a -Tram promotion to benefit LIFT-UP. Glenwood Insurance Agency is a proud supporter of Music on the Mountain and sponsoring the final concert of the 2016 season featuring The Missing Link Band on Saturday, September 24 from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Originally starting with Nick Kuhlmann on drums, Paul Barker on bass, and Erik McPherson on guitar and lead vocals the trio has united with Kim Kwiatkowski on lead & harmony vocals and Bob Stepniewski on percussion. The band has transformed into one of the most danceable party bands in western Colorado.  The band prides itself… Find out more

The event has grown each year and gained more interest and participation from the community. Last year, over 3400 items were donated to LIFT-UP and this year, in addition to cans and non-perishables, the final count will once again include a produce drive hosted by LiveWell of Garfield County and Eagle Springs Organic. LIFT-UP’s vehicles will be joined this year by a truck from Eagle Springs Organic which will allow for produce donations during the counting ceremony on September 23 between 3 and 5p.m.
 
Community members, producers, gardeners, restaurants and others are invited/encouraged to donate excess produce that would otherwise go bad or go uneaten. Eagle Springs Organic will match food donations up to 1000 lbs of food.  Ken Sack, Owner of Eagle Springs Organic also promises to process any donated wild game or custom exempt cows, pigs, sheep or goats for LIFT-UP.  ANB Bank will also add to the total collected by the dentists’ offices of Corey I. Johnson, DDS. and Murray Dental Group.  Glenwood Insurance Agency has also expanded their efforts this year by collecting items at all of our locations in Aspen, Carbondale, El Jebel, Denver and Glenwood Springs.

Donation Locations: (Click for map of location.)

Glenwood Insurance Agency

Aspen

Carbondale

Denver

El Jebel

Glenwood Springs

American National Bank

Murray Dental Group

Corey Johnson, DDS 

For participating businesses:

We will have a “can count” party on Friday afternoon,  September 23 at the Glenwood Insurance Agency office.  Please bring your cans for the final count and donation to LIFT-Up.  We will also host a photo shoot and formal donation ceremony prior to attending Music on the Mountain at the base of the Iron Mountain Tramway at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park at 5pm on Saturday, September 24.