Sip. Savor. Support.

Blue Lake Preschool’s Annual Fundraiser

Blue Lake Preschool is a non-profit organization that provides quality care and education for children ages six weeks to twelve years old, with schools in both El Jebel and Carbondale. The only way to continue to support parents in the valley by being both affordable and by providing a positive, nurturing environment, is through grants and fundraisers.

Sip. Savor. Support. 2022


Wow! The return of Sip. Savor. Support. – our school’s primary fundraising event – on May 13 was even better than we imagined. We were so happy to be back and see you all outside of school! A HUGE thank you to all of the parents that helped raise money by sponsoring, helping with donations, helping the night of the event, selling raffle tickets, and letting family and friends know about the event.

Here is the information that everyone has been waiting for: preliminary amount raised = $57,690! Our goal was $50,000! The money raised will directly benefit Blue Lake and Little Blue Preschools, including to help with expansion of Little Blue Preschool and to construct our brand new school in Willits!

It is just amazing that we receive so much support from the community. Please thank all of our sponsors and donors when visiting these generous businesses, it truly makes a difference in securing a future donation and making Early Childhood Education an important aspect of our community.

Food Sponsors


  • 19th Street Diner
  • CO Candy Kitchen
  • Coloradough
  • D’Elissious Cake Studio
  • Dos Gringos
  • El Korita
  • Frida Authentic Mexican Food
  • Heather’s
  • Hickory House
  • Italian Underground
  • Jimmy John’s
  • New York Pizza
  • Peppino’s Pizza
  • Phat Thai
  • Plosky’s Deli
  • Qdoba
  • Scotties
  • Senor Taco Show /Axakawa
  • Smoke Modern BBQ
  • Uncle Pizza
  • US Foods
  • Village Inn
  • White House Pizza
  • Zheng Asian Bistro

Drink Sponsors


  • Alpine Liquors
  • Casey Brewing & Blending
  • Glenwood Canyon Brewpub 
  • Grand Avenue Liquors
  • Red Mountain Wine & Spirits
  • Sopris Liquor & Wine

Event Sponsors


Sip. Savor. Support. Event Sponsors

Raffle Prize Winners


Grand Prize: Westin Puntacana
GRAND PRIZE
Caribbean Paradise
6-Night Stay for Two in Puntacana, Dominican Republic
at the Westin Puntacana Resort & Club
Plus $1,000 cash to be used towards travel expenses!

NOTE: Grand Prize trip 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.

Winner: Katie Sansone
parent at Big Blue

Date Through the Year
1st PLACE PRIZE
“Date Through the Year”
12 Months of Dates*

January – One Night Stay and Dinner for Two, Viewline Resort | February – Two 1-Day Ski Passes and Two 1-Day Rentals, Aspen Skiing Company | March – Two Tickets to ‘Our Society Reimagined’, Aspen Institute | April – Two Tickets, Glenwood Vaudeville Review | May – Gift Certificate, Tempranillo | June – Date with Your Furry Friend: Gift Certificate, Alpine Animal Hospital; Two Dog Washes, RJ Paddywacks | July – E-Bike Rental for Two, Canyon Bikes | August – ½ Day Raft Trip for Two, Blazing Adventures | September – 1 Month Membership for Two, TAC Fitness | October – Cemetery Tour for 8 People, Aspen Historical Society | November – Food & Beverage Gift Certificate, Limelight Hotel Aspen | December – Family Pass to the Nutcracker, Crystal River Ballet School

*Enjoy your gift certificates any month you would like!


Winner: Karen Ruiz
Ticket purchased the night of the event! 

Fishin' Frenzy Prize Package
FISHIN’ FRENZY
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

Winner: Bob Hillebrand
Ticket sold by our teacher Lindsay.

Dance the Night Away

DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY
Four Tickets, Wheeler Opera House | One Night Stay, Limelight Hotel, Aspen | Bottle of Gingercello, Marble Distilling Co | Food & Beverage Gift Certificate, Limelight Hotel Aspen | Gift Certificate, Paradise Bakery


Winner: Maggie Boustead
parent at Big Blue

Be A Kid Again

BE A KID AGAIN
20 Punch Pass, Carbondale Rec Center | 3 Hour Nest Party, Crown Mountain Park | Gift Certificate, Glenwood Toys & Gifts | Certificate towards Class, The Art Base | Gift Certificate, Peppino’s Pizza


Winner: Deb Lundbohm
Ticket sold by the George family.

Upvalley Rally
UPVALLEY RALLY
Two 1-Day Ski Passes and Two 1-Day Rentals, Aspen Skiing Company | One Night Stay, The Inn at Aspen | Gift Certificate, Element 47 | Breakfast, Jour De Fete

Winner: Karina Roman

It's Tee Time
A DAY FOR THE DUDES
Round of Golf for Two with Cart, Rifle Creek Golf Course | Gift Certificate, Ajax Tavern | Bottle of Bourbon, Four Dogs Fine Wine & Spirits | Gift Certificate, Valley Lumber | Two ‘Works’ Car Washes, Glenwood Conoco

Winner: Michelle Boyle
teacher at Little Blue

Take Your Lady Out
TAKE YOUR LADY OUT
Show Tickets for Two, Steve’s Guitars | Gift Certificate, Granetta Panini | One Night Stay, Days Inn | Earrings, Fine Things Jewelry | Gift Certificate, Midland Shoe

Winner: Bekah Riggs
Ticket sold by the Duffy family.

Horsin' Around
HORSIN’ AROUND
Horseback Ride for 2, Capitol Peak Outfitters | One Night Stay, Comfort Inn & Suites | Gift Certificate, Bristlecone Mountain Sports | Gift Certificate, White House Pizza | Travel Blanket, Alpine Bank

Winner: Whit Simmons
Ticket sold by the Navarro family.

Wild to Mild
WILD TO MILD
Snowmobile Ride for Two, T Lazy 7 | Two Night Stay, Redstone Inn | Two Vapor Cave Passes, Yampah Spa & Caves | Gift Certificate, Village Smithy | Gift Certificate, Tempranillo

Winner: Chris Keran
parent at Big Blue

Taste & Toast
TASTE & TOAST
Distillery Tour & Tasting for 2, Marble Distillery | Cocktail Kit, Basalt Printing | Gift Certificate, Izakaya | Gift Certificate, Breakfast in America | Bottle of Rose, Alpine Liquors

Winner: Robyn Foreman
Ticket sold by the Burchetta family.

Sunny Day Getaway
SUNNY DAY GETAWAY
2 Fun Day Passes, Glenwood Caverns | Gift Certificate, Bonfire Coffee | Gift Certificate, Ritz Carlton | Gift Card, Butch’s Lobster Shack | Gas Gift Card, Carbondale COOP

Winner: Ann Sloane
Ticket sold by the Vargas family.

Highest Bidder Winners


DURANGO SILVERTON RAILROAD

Winner: Bostyn
$150

AMETHYST FROM HIGH COUNTRY GEMS & MINERALS

Winner: Breland Family
$225

JAS ASPEN LABOR DAY TICKETS

Winner: Seth Hmielowski
$550

HIGH SOCIETY PADDLE BOARD

Winner: Scott Wirkler
$400

ST. REGIS TWO NIGHT STAY

Winner: Cook Family
$1,200

RIVER VALLEY RANCH GOLF FOR FOUR

Winner: Cook Family
$300

Wall of Cash Winners


MOUNTAIN WELLNESS 60 MINUTE MASSAGE

Winner: Marti B.

TANDEM PARAGLIDING FLIGHT WITH ADVENTURE PARAGLIDING

Winner: Tamarah Howard

DINNER FOR TWO AT CARIBOU CLUB

Winner: Heidi Warfel

ROCKIES TICKETS DONATED BY ALPINE BANK

Winner: Melissa Goodman

1-MONTH MEMBERSHIP AT JEAN ROBERTS GYM

Winner: Tsvetana Mawicke

Cornhole Game Winners


$100 AT TACAW

Winner: Amy Moore

BASIC DETAIL AT FINISH TOUCH AUTOBODY

Winner: Karlie McCurdy

ADJUSTMENT FROM SOPRIS CHIROPRACTIC

Winner: Tamarah Howard

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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.