Sip. Savor. Support.

Blue Lake Preschool’s Annual Fundraiser

Blue Lake Preschool is a non-profit childcare center caring for children ages six weeks to ten years old. Sip. Savor. Support. is our largest fundraiser of the year!

Unfortunately, this event will not look the same this spring due to public health guidelines for in-person events. The good news is that we will continue with our “Date Through the Year” drawing. This portion of the event raises lots of money and the prize packages are spectacular!

In 2020, Blue Lake Preschool raised more than $35,000 from our annual Sip. Savor. Support. fundraiser. Proceeds from this event have been used to support many exciting projects that continue to enhance the school – the kitchen installation, the expansion of the Rockin’ Raccoon room, increased summer programming, and additional buses for field trip transportation to name a few.

The money raised from this year’s drawing will be used in two ways:

  1. To help cover a portion of the money the school loses when classes are out in quarantine or kids are getting tested for COVID. Since we re-opened on June 1st, the school has given tuition credit in the amount of $34,911 to date. These are funds that parents were not required to pay while their kids could not attend school.
  2. To help raise money for the expansion of our new Little Blue Preschool location in Carbondale. Construction is well under way and we hope to move in on June 2nd!

As we continue to adapt our programming and childcare services to meet the needs of our community, we are so grateful for the generosity of our teachers, families, and donors. We are asking for your continued support of Early Childhood Education in the valley.

Sip. Savor. Support. – Fundraiser Benefitting Blue Lake Preschool

Fundraiser Results:

  • Raffle ticket sales are now closed. You can still support our school by making an online donation.
  • Drawing was held Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 1 PM via Zoom.
  • Winners are posted below.

Preliminary Amount Raised:  $21,225! Thank you for your support! 100% of the money raised supports Blue Lake and Little Blue Preschools!

Please help us to thank the businesses who help to make this event such a success! We receive such an amazing amount of support from the community and we want them to know that it truly makes a difference to our parents, our teachers, and most importantly, our children.

Fabulous Raffle Prize Packages:

Grand Prize
Winner: John Craddock
Ticket sold by the Walker Family

Playa del Carmen, Mexico
4-Night Stay
Fairmont Mayakoba Resort

New Orleans, Louisiana
3-Night Stay, $500 Cash, and
VIP Hall of Jazz Tickets

NOTE: Grand Prize trips must be redeemed within two years from the date of purchase. Reservations are subject to availability, and must be booked a minimum of 60 days prior to travel. Blackout dates may apply. Airfare and ground transportation are the responsibility of the winner.
Date Through the Year
Winner: Dwayne Romero
Ticket purchased online

“Date Through the Year”
12 Months of Dates*

January – Snowmobile Ride for Two, T Lazy 7 | February – 4 Museum Tours, Aspen Historical Society | March – 2 1-Day Ski Passes and 2 1-Day Rentals, Aspen Skiing Company | April – One Night Stay, Limelight Hotel Aspen | May – Gift Certificate, Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar | June – Date with Your Furry Friend: Gift Certificate, Alpine Animal Hospital; Grooming, Skyline Ranch & Kennels | July – Food and Beverage Gift Certificate, Limelight Hotel Aspen | August – ½ Day Adventure for 2, Blazing Adventures | September – 1 Month Membership for 2, TAC Fitness | October – 2 Tickets to Our Society Reimagined, Aspen Institute | November – 2 Vapor Cave Passes, Yampah Spa | December – Three Course Dinner for 2, Caribou Club

*Enjoy your gift certificates any month you would like!

Fishin' Frenzy
Winner: Stacy Adler
A Big Blue Family

½ Day Wade Trip for 2, Aspen Flyfishing | One Night Stay, The Element Hotel | 2 Hats, Alpine Angling | Gift Certificate, Tipsy Trout | Gift Certificate, Two Rivers Cafe
Dance the Night Away
Winner: Bob Hillebrand
Teacher Lindsay’s dad


2 Tickets, Wheeler Opera House | 2 Night Stay, Ritz Carlton | Bottle of Gingercello, Marble Distilling Co | Dinner, Jimmy’s | Gift Certificate, Paradise Bakery
Be A Kid Again
Winner: Frank Mckinnon
Former BLPS Teacher
Ticket sold by the Casagrande Family


20 Punch Pass, Carbondale Rec Center | 3 Hour Clubhouse Party, Crown Mountain Park | Gift Certificate, Basalt Printing | Certificate towards Class, The Art Base | Gift Certificate, Peppino’s Pizza
Upvalley Rally
Winner: Tara Ziegler
Ticket sold by the Blankenship Family

2 1-Day Ski Passes and 2 1-Day Rentals, Aspen Skiing Company | Two Night Stay, Snowmass Mountain Chalet | Gift Certificate, Element 47 | Gift Certificate, Four Dogs Fine Wine & Spirits
It's Tee Time
Winner: Tarn Udall
Ticket sold by the DeGolia Kids

Round of Golf for Two with Cart, Rifle Creek Golf Course | Gift Certificate, Ajax Tavern | Gift Certificate, Carbondale Beer Works | One Night Stay, Red Mountain Inn | Gift Certificate, Two Rivers Café
Take Your Lady Out
Winner: Tesia Zuba
Former BLPS Teacher
Ticket sold by the Reed Family

Gift Certificate, Ax’d Babe | Gift Certificate, Capitol Creek Brewery | One Night Stay, Days Inn | Earrings, Fine Things Jewelry | Gift Certificate, Midland Shoe
Horsin' Around
Winner: Jerod Day
Ticket sold by the McKisson Family

Horseback Ride for 2, Capitol Peak Outfitters | One Night Stay, Comfort Inn & Suites | Gift Certificate, Bristlecone | Gift Certificate, Phat Thai | Travel Blanket, Alpine Bank
Wild to Mild
Winner: Tom McCorkce
Ticket sold by the Giselson Family

Dog Sled Ride for 1 Adult & 1 Kid, Krabloonik | Two Night Stay, Redstone Inn | 10 Pilates Class Pass, Marissa Lins Pilates | Breakfast, Village Smithy | Gift Certificate, TORO Restaurant at Viceroy Snowmass
Taste & Toast
Winners: Jan & Kirk Williams
Melissa’s In-laws

Distillery Tour & Tastings for 2, Marble Distillery | One Night Stay, Red Mountain Inn | Gift Certificate, Izakaya | Gift Certificate, Honey Butter | Gas Gift Certificate, Carbondale COOP
Sunny Day Getaway
Winner: The Groves Family
A Big Blue Family

2 Fun Day Passes, Glenwood Caverns | Gift Certificate, Bonfire Coffee | Gift Certificate, Elements Salon | Gift Card, Butch’s Lobster Shack | Gift Certificate, Whole Foods

Additional Prizes:

  • 19th Street Diner, $50 Gift Certificate – Debby/Gary Walz, Ticket sold by the Hannula Family
  • 19th Street Diner, $50 Gift Certificate – Jennifer Cook, Ticket sold by the Cook Family
  • Aspen Ski Company / Limelight Aspen, $100 Towards Food & Beverage – Larry Oger, Ticket sold by the Oger Family
  • Atina, $25 Gift Certificate – Deb Lundbohm, Ticket sold by the George Family
  • Bonfire Coffee, Travel Coffee Mug – Nana & Papa Farmer, Ticket sold by the Oger Family
  • Bonfire Coffee, Travel Coffee Mug – Jannette Whitcomb, Ticket sold by Mehlschau Family
  • Capitol Creek Brewery, $50 Gift Certificate – Erin Fetter, Ticket sold by the Charles Family
  • Carbondale COOP, $50 Gift Certificate – Amy Roggie, Ticket sold by the Oger Family
  • Castle Valley Children’s Clinic, Kids Wellness Basket – Katie Hone Wiltgen, Ticket sold by the Sansone Family
  • Domino’s Pizza Glenwood, 1 Large Pizza, Barry McCleary, Ticket sold by the Wagner Family
  • Dos Gringos, $25 Gift Certificate, Rita Eberli, Ticket sold by the Rossello Family
  • El Korita, $50 Gift Certificate – The Edinger Family
  • Faboo, Women’s Leggings – Patty Zucco, Ticket sold by the Mehlschau Family
  • Fahrenheit Body Spa, Float Therapy – Richard Rogers, Ticket sold by the Crawley Family
  • Fahrenheit Body Spa, Infrared Sauna – Veronica Mata, Ticket sold by the Reed Family
  • Generation Aspen, CO Bike Shirt – Jeff Ashpitz, Ticket sold by the Trown Family
  • Great Find, Rooster & Chicken – Chuck Maker, Ticket sold by the Mehlschau Family
  • Grind, $15 Gift Certificate – Felicity Smith, Ticket sold by the Oger Family
  • Grind, $15 Gift Certificate – Melissa Williams
  • Grind, $15 Gift Certificate – Isa Johnson, Ticket sold by the Alm Family
  • Grind, $15 Gift Certificate – Gigi Durand, Ticket sold by the Oger Family
  • Harmony Scott, $75 Gift Certificate – Annie Teasdale, Ticket sold by the Taylor Family
  • High Country Gems & Minerals, Geod – Melissa Williams
  • Hogback Pizza, $20 Gift Certificate – Drew Sorenson
  • JAS Aspen Snowmass, Jacket – Matt Patera, Ticket sold by the Aeschliman
  • Mona Lisa, Women’s Leggings – Becky Wagner
  • Mona Lisa, Women’s Socks – Koerper Family
  • Mona Lisa, Women’s Socks – Deb Lundbohm, Ticket sold by the George Family
  • Mona Lisa, Women’s Socks – Tracey McKinney, a grandma of former BLPS kids
  • Mona Lisa, Women’s Socks – Karen Hillebrand, Lindsay’s mom
  • Mona Lisa, Women’s Socks – Elizabeth Colin, Ticket sold by the Casagrande Family
  • Mona Lisa, Women’s Socks – Jen White, Ticket sold by the Sansone Family
  • Neurospa, 60 Minute Facial – Kimber Kurr, Ticket sold by the Tolle Family
  • New York Pizza, 1 Large Pizza – Nilsse Peterson, a former BLPS teacher
  • Peppino’s Pizza, $25 Gift Card – Jenn Schuller, a BLPS parent
  • Peppino’s Pizza, 1 Large Pizza – Katie Hone Wiltgen, Ticket sold by the Sansone Family
  • Rocky Mountain Pizza Company, $25 Gift Certificate – Josh Gresham, Ticket sold by the Reed Family
  • Skyline Ranch & Kennels, 3 Overnight Kennel Stays – Katrina Toews, a Little Blue Family
  • Snowmass Club, Round of Golf for 4 (valued at $1,000) – Christine Batcher
  • Sunburst Car Care, 1 Wheel Deal Wash – Stine Family
  • Sunburst Car Care, 1 Wheel Deal Wash – Stacy Miller
  • Thai House Company, $50 Gift Certificate – Shawn P., Ticket sold by Rosa
  • The Barnyard, 1 Night of Boarding – John Hessell, Ticket sold by the Rossello Family
  • Timbo’s Pizza, $20 Gift Certificate – Liz Bauer, Ticket sold by the Alm Family
  • Tipsy Trout, $50 Gift Certificate – Angela Meraz, Ticket sold by the Casagrande Family
  • Two Leaves & a Bud, Tea Box – Katie Knoll, Ticket sold by the Casagrande Family
  • Vintage Ski World, Spider Sabich Poster – Margret Donnally, Ticket sold by the Rossello Family
  • Vintage Ski World, Babes and Ski Jumper Poster – Felicity Smith, Ticket sold by the Oger Family
  • Vintage Ski World, Dog Ski Poster – Jenn LauknautTicket sold by the Taylor Family
  • White House Pizza, $25 Gift Certificate – Maggie Boustead, a schoolage parent
  • White House Pizza, $50 Gift Certificate – Groves Family
  • White House Pizza, $50 Gift Certificate – Keran Family
  • Willits General Store, 5 Car Washes – Terry Thompson, Ticket sold by the Carlson Family
  • Willits General Store, 5 Car Washes – Kiara Heng, Ticket sold by the Urban Family
  • Willits Vet, Complete Canine/Feline Dental Package – Oscar Carlson, Ticket sold by the Aeschliman Family
  • ZA Pizza, 14” Pizza w/ 3 Toppings – Jess Garcia, Ticket sold by the Stine Family


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Blue Lake Preschool is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 educational organization. This means contributions made by you, your extended family, and your workplace qualifies for a standard non-profit tax deduction.  Please consider donating to our school and/or asking your employer to match any donations you make.

If you are a Colorado resident, your donation qualifies for the Colorado Child Care Tax Credit. This means that your gift of $100 to $100,000 is fully federally tax DEDUCTIBLE and also qualifies you for a 50% Colorado Tax Credit.

DONATING IS EASY! You can donate online by clicking the button above, call us at 970-963-4380, or mail your donation to Blue Lake Preschool, 0189 JW Drive, Unit C, Carbondale, CO 81623. Upon receipt of your donation BLPS will send you the DR 1317 tax credit certification form to file with your taxes.