Sip. Savor. Support. — April 21

We are so excited to be hosting our Sip. Savor. Support. fundraiser again this year – this is our school’s primary fundraising event! This year our goal is to raise $60,000 to directly benefit Blue Lake and Little Blue Preschools!

  • Date: Friday, April 21, 2023, 6–10 PM
  • Location: The Gathering Center at The Orchard in Carbondale, CO
  • Admission: $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Purchase online tickets here: https://bluelakepreschool.org/product/sss-admission/ To purchase tickets in person stop by Blue Lake or Little Blue Preschool OR Alpine Bank in Carbondale, El Jebel or Willits.
  • Childcare: This is an adult-only event. We do offer childcare the night of the event, to check on availability please email [email protected].

You won’t want to miss this fun night out (this isn’t a typical preschool event!). The evening consists of a silent auction, food, desserts, drinks, dancing, a photo booth, door prizes, games with a chance for prizes, and time to meet with other local parents and people in our valley. This event is open to the public. In previous years we had more than 250 people attend. We can’t wait to see you and your friends there!

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.

Food Sponsors


  • 19th Street Diner
  • Capitol Creek Brewery
  • Coloradough
  • D’Elissious Cake Studio
  • El Korita
  • Heather’s Pies
  • Honey Butter Diner
  • Italian Underground
  • Jimmy Johns
  • New York Pizza
  • Peppino’s Pizza
  • Plosky’s Deli
  • Scotties
  • Smoke Modern BBQ
  • The Whole Empanada
  • Uncle Pizza – Glenwood
  • US Foods
  • Village Inn
  • White House Pizza
  • Zheng Asian Bistro

Drink Sponsors


  • Alpine Liquors
  • Casey Brewing & Blending
  • Glenwood Canyon Brewpub
  • Murray Design Company
  • Rhino Liquors

Event Sponsors


  • 5 Elements Electric
  • Alius Design Corps
  • Alpine Bank
  • Bishop Plumbing & Heating
  • Bunchman Enterprises
  • Carbondale Family Dental
  • Colorado Site Services
  • East West Partners / Snowmass Mountain Lodging
  • Harriman Construction
  • HOT 100.5
  • Murray Design Company
  • Peak Tree Works
  • Pediatric Partners
  • Post Independent
  • Rocky Mountain Connections
  • Sopris Engineering
  • Sopris Fine Art Printing
  • Valley Ortho

Raffle Tickets


As always, this year’s raffle includes SPECTACULAR prizes (a sneak peek is included below)!

  • Ticket Prices: $10 each, $25 for 3 tickets, $50 for 6 tickets. Online ticket sales available below. To purchase raffle tickets in person stop by Blue Lake or Little Blue Preschool OR Alpine Bank in Carbondale, El Jebel or Willits.
  • Drawing: 8:30 PM on Friday, April 21, 2023 at our Sip. Savor. Support. event (see details above). You don’t need to be present to win!

The money raised from this year’s raffle will be used to help with expansion of Little Blue Preschool and to construct our brand new school in Willits!

Bundle of 6 Raffle Tickets

Raffle Prize Packages:


GRAND PRIZE

7 Night Stay in Kohala Coast, Hawaii
at The Fairmont Orchid
Includes 6-months of Inspirato Club Membership ($3,600 value)

NOTE: Grand Prize trip must be booked within one year and travel must occur within two years.  Reservations are subject to availability. Blackout dates may apply. Airfare and ground transportation are the responsibility of the winner.
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 Revue
May – Gift Certificate, Meat & Cheese
June – Date with Your Furry Friend: Gift Certificate, Alpine Animal Hospital; Two Dog Washes, RJ Paddywacks
July – E-Bike Rental for Two, Aspen 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!

Fishin' Frenzy Prize Package
FISHIN’ FRENZY
½ Day Wade Trip for 3, Local Professional Fishing Guide – CP Martinez | One Night Stay, The Element Hotel | 2 Hats, Alpine Angling | Gift Certificate, Tipsy Trout | Gift Certificate, Two Rivers Cafe
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

Be A Kid Again

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

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
It's Tee Time
A DAY FOR THE DUDES
Round of Golf for Two with Cart, Battlement Mesa Golf Club | Gift Certificate, Ajax Tavern | Bottle of Tequila, Leanne Hodgson | Gift Certificate, Valley Lumber | Two ‘Works’ Car Washes, Glenwood Conoco
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
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
Wild to Mild
WILD TO MILD
Snowmobile Ride for Two, T Lazy 7 | Two Night Stay, Redstone Inn | Two Soak Passes, Iron Mountain Hot Springs | Gift Certificate, Village Smithy | Gift Certificate, Capitol Creek Brewery
Taste & Toast
TASTE & TOAST
Distillery Tour & Tasting for 2, Marble Distillery | Wine Glasses, Basalt Printing | Gift Certificate, Izakaya | Gift Certificate, Breakfast in America | Bottle of Sparking Wine, El Jebeverage
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

Donate

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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.