Four Parker High School Seniors Receive College Scholarships

Four Parker high school seniors—Luke Bailey, Chaparral High School; PJ Ausmus and Brody McCord, Legend High School; and Noraa Fort, Lutheran High School—have been selected to receive $1,000 scholarships from the Double Angel Foundation, a nonprofit based in Parker.

The scholarships will be officially awarded at a breakfast reception July 20 at the Double Angel Ballpark. 

The foundation awards four scholarships each year in honor of Dillon and Logan Dixey, the sons of Ken and Bambi Dixey who loved baseball but drowned before they could graduate from high school. 

This year’s winners were chosen from the largest number of applicants in the scholarship program’s seven-year history. Applicants were asked to submit an essay that explained their love of the game of baseball or softball and their potential through well-roundedness, integrity, initiative, heart and service to others.

 

“Sports dedication involves so much more than just talent, and we believe from everything we read that your heart is in the right place,” the Dixeys wrote in their letter to the winners. “We … believe that you embody the spirit of baseball as did Dillon and Logan.” 

For more information about Double Angel, visit DoubleAngel.org.

Parker Days is Here!

You do not want to miss this annual signature event brought to you by the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsors. This event is the largest community festival in the south metro Denver area and it provides four days of fun for the entire family. More than 250,000 people attend this festival over the span of four days from June 7-10, and for good reason. With offerings from the annual Parker Days Parade to carnival rides to free music, there is something for everyone. To top it all off, Trace Adkins is the signature concert headliner performing on the KYGO main stage. Join for good food and good fun this year!

Visit ParkerDaysFestival.com for a full lineup of concerts and events. This event could not happen without its amazing sponsors and volunteers. To get involved, please contact the Parker Chamber of Commerce directly.  

Kids Mobility Network – Wheels for Wheels Car Show

Kids Mobility Network holds an annual car show to raise funds for its mission of providing wheelchairs and other durable medical equipment to children with disabilities.

Together with host Interstate Batteries of Denver, Kids Mobility Network would like to invite you to participate in this fun event on Saturday, June 2, at Southeast Christian Church. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and the show opens at 9 a.m.

There are many ways to participate for car collectors, car enthusiasts or those who market their products and services to car enthusiasts: Become a sponsor and get great exposure for your company; show your vehicle in the show; donate items to the prize drawing; or attend the car show for fun, prizes and live music. Attendance is free!

The will be a live radio show broadcast of “Willie B’s Garage” from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., The Atomic Drifters will perform at 11 a.m., lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and awards ceremony will take place at at 1:30 p.m.

Cattle Crossing 5K & Family Fun Trek

Giddy up! Grab your cowboy hat and stick horse because the Cattle Crossing 5K & Family Fun Trek is going to make y’all shout “yeehaw!” as we celebrate the beginning of summer and Parker’s rich rural history! The race will take place at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, at Tallman Meadow Park in Parker.

All registered participants will receive a commemorative item, as well as a delicious post-race pancake breakfast and a chance to win prizes. The free Kids’ Dash follows the race for children 8 and under.

For more information and registration, visit ParkerRec.com.

Downtown Parker Wine Walk Is Back This Summer

The Wine Walk is a fun way to meet your neighbors and connect with your community! Join to explore downtown and learn about the wonderful restaurants and shops that are kind enough to share a taste of wine and open their doors for this monthly event.

The event is held the 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. the fourth or last Friday of the month from 5-8 p.m. Dates for 2018 are June 29, July 27, August 24, September 28, October 26 and November 30.

The cost is $20 per participant, who must be 21 or older. IDs are required! Each participant will receive a free wine glass and 10 tasting coupons, a list of participating businesses and a goodie bag with coupons for local chamber member merchants.

During the Wine Walk, the Parker Artist Guild, as well as the PACE Center often have art displays, painted wine glasses or other events.

Tickets are available at the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, 19590 E. Mainstreet, Parker, CO 80138. Ticket sales close at 7 p.m. Visit ParkerChamber.com to purchase tickets in advance.

PACE Center Art Gallery to Host “Contrast” Exhibit Through June 25

One of my favorite kinds of exhibitions to host at the PACE Center is fiber. Primarily, I love the way these artists use a traditional medium to make me see and consider the world differently. A dress made of tea bags? A tree with scaly fungus constructed out of fabric? A shirt made of plastic? Wow, the imagination runs wild! And then, there’s the materials used. The joy of a fiber art show lies in the surprises sparked by a new way of seeing something we are surrounded by and take for granted.

This show is even more interesting because of the theme, “Contrast,” which has compelled artists to dig a little deeper in search of ideas that either reflect an external condition or turn toward something tugging at them internally. The theme combined with the highest level of craftsmanship shines a light on the depth of creativity found in our community of fiber artists.

I hope you take the time to look—really look—at these works. Enjoy the surprise and embrace the chance to see the familiar in a new way.

-Rose Fredrick, curator, 
PACE Center