Rotary Winter Carnival

Feb 13th @ 7:42 am in Local Events, News, People, Public Service by Scott Staley


MONTROSE – The 28 Days of Generosity event created by the Montrose Community Foundation has been moving full steam ahead and citizens around the valley are enjoying the opportunities to be generous by serving, getting to know their neighbors, and improving themselves.  Spending Snow Day Saturday at the Rotary Winter Carnival is the perfect opportunity to do any one, or all three of those “generous” items.

“The Montrose Rotary Winter Carnival is in its 17^th year,” said program chair David Crane. “It is one of the best ways for the community to have a free day in the snow. The Rotary Club and our sponsors provide the inner-tubes, hot dogs, hamburgers, hot cocoa, water, soda, rides to the top of the hill and even a fire at the bottom of the hill to warm cold fingers and toes. Mothers love the event because all they have to do is show up with the kids, take pictures (for memories) and smile.”

The Rotary Winter Carnival works hand-in-hand with the 28 Days of Generosity. February 23^rd is Snow Day Saturday. The Montrose Community Foundation encourages everyone within the community to “Get outside.  Shovel a sidewalk. Build someone a snowman. Play at Cerro Summit at the Rotary Winter Carnival.”

Most people come up to the Rotary Winter Carnival to have fun and play.  Talking with your neighbors as you warm by the fire or get ready to go down the slopes is easy. Some people choose to help out as a volunteer slope warden for 20-60 minutes, helping children who fall off their tubes to get to safety. Other people go to the event because tubing is such a fun and easy way to get good exercise.

Even though we haven’t gotten much snow in the valley, “the snow up at Cerro Summit is perfect for tubing right now,” said Nancy Hoganson.  The event is from 10:00-2:00 on Saturday, February 23^rd at Cerro Summit. Shuttles will leave from the Aquatics Center in Montrose and the Olathe Middle School in Olathe at 9:30. The shuttles will provide rides to and from Cerro Summit throughout the event.

For safety reasons, plastic disc sleds will not be allowed on the slopes during the event. Those who would like to bring their snowboards may do so.

Sponsors include the Montrose Rotary Club, Black Canyon Equipment Rentals, Turner Automotive, Flower Motors, DMEA, the City of Montrose, the Montrose Recreation District, Pepsi, the Montrose Redcoats, First Student and Better Community News.

The Montrose Rotary Club is a service organization that engages in service for the benefit of our local community and the world community.  For more information, call David Crane at 970-417-2597.