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nuclearlemon
10-20-2008, 02:14 PM
posting this early to remind folks to get to selling on those tickets. a little over a month before the drawing. also, first reminder to get them turned in to me at or before the december meeting. this is a toys for tots type event, so bring a new toy to donate (the bigger the better cause it's figured off number of trucks filled, not number of toys and we want to stay in the top two for donations ;) )

event will be on dec 6th. i will update with caravan meeting locations when they become available. the drawing for the jeep will be at noon.

remember...the jeep could be a great downpayment for a newer cruiser;)

Bikeman
10-20-2008, 03:03 PM
Dang, why can't it be on Sunday like a few years ago?

subzali
11-18-2008, 09:10 AM
They need more volunteers! Post up here if you are planning on attending/can help out and I can get you in touch with those who are organizing this event!

subzali
11-19-2008, 04:15 PM
Got this email today:

Just wondering if you were able to round up any soldiers for the Christmas Caravan. Let me know.

Those of you who read this, how about you post up even if you CAN'T go/help! Just so I know people are reading this...

Romer
11-19-2008, 04:26 PM
can we post more info on the event, meeting places and times.

First thing is to be well represented by the club for attendees

Next is if someone can help the State Association by volunteering.

Reason I point that out is you can go to the event without having to volunteer if you only have an hour or so. Give a toy to the marines outside and take a look at the exhibits.

Kind of fun driving in a 50+ vehicle caravan from the meeting sites

nuclearlemon
11-19-2008, 06:26 PM
i'll be there. i don't have a choice. shelly and cory would kick my butt if i didn't show up;)

MDH33
11-20-2008, 09:19 AM
I went last year and caravaned with Dan R., BVB and Nathaniel. We left from the caravan start point at the mall up near 36 between Boulder/Denver.

I want to go again this year, but not sure where the meeting places/times are. I don't live in Denver anymore either, so I might need to find a closer meeting place.

Who's going and who has info on the meet up spots for the caravans?

:thumb:

subzali
11-20-2008, 09:36 AM
Colorado4x4 website (http://www.colorado4x4.org/vbb/showthread.php?t=134924)

I think Open Hearts/Roads is the person who is somewhat helping to organize this event.

Cruzrman
11-20-2008, 01:50 PM
This sounds like something my wife and I would really enjoy. Can you send me some more information on the event please?

subzali
11-20-2008, 02:00 PM
From CO4x4:

6th Annual Christmas Caravan for Kids

This year the event will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2008 from 10am till 2 pm at Jefferson County Event Center.
Again this year, vendors and their rigs inside the area, karate demonstrations and much, much more.

So, bring your rock rods, your trailer queens, and your daily drivers along
with a new unwrapped toy for donation to one of the meeting points listed
below and caravan into Jefferson County Event Center to meet up with others from around the State for the Meet and Greet to follow.

Like last year,participants will get commemorative dash plaques and tickets for the FREE raffle following a FREE lunch!

Bring a toy and meet up at one of the below locations to join the caravan down to Jefferson County Event Center

North Metro
Westminster Mall
Southeast Corner
near Sheridan and 88th Ave.
(departs @ 10am)

East Metro
Beauty Supply Shop
SW Corner of I-225 and 6th Ave.
(departs @ 10am)

South Metro
Home Depot
parking lot on Arapahoe Road
east of I-25
(departs @ 10am)

Southwest Plaza Mall
South Side near Sears
(departs @ 10am)

Northern Colorado Locations generally form up in Greeley, Loveland, Longmont. Watch for those details.

We recognize that things are a lot tighter this year than they were last year and that's a double edged sword...It means less available to give and more need on the receiving end. We absolutely appreciate everything everyone has done in the past and want to thank you in advance for all of your efforts this year!!!

pm me your email if you would like to be put in touch with Paula and don't want to sign up on Colorado4x4 so you can pm her.

Shark Bait
11-29-2008, 04:14 PM
Does the gift have to be new? we've got a bunch of old Tonka toys we inherited from some dead relative. They're not new, but they are cool. Suppose they would take them?

Cruzrman
11-30-2008, 12:54 PM
We'll be there with toy in hand.

bh4rnnr
11-30-2008, 01:05 PM
I plan on attending. Looks like i'll be meeting at the 6th and I-25 location.

Are we planning on gathering together as a group once there??

timmbuck2
11-30-2008, 06:26 PM
count me and Ty in...the "second favorite" 3 year old in the club. ;)

nuclearlemon
12-01-2008, 09:04 AM
Does the gift have to be new? we've got a bunch of old Tonka toys we inherited from some dead relative. They're not new, but they are cool. Suppose they would take them?

the marines specify new

MDH33
12-01-2008, 09:28 AM
I plan on attending. Looks like i'll be meeting at the 6th and I-25 location.

Are we planning on gathering together as a group once there??

There's a meetig place on the East side at 225 and 6th, but not at I-25. I'll probably be going to the location up near 36 and Sheridan again.

So who wants to meet up for the caravan?

:thumb:

bh4rnnr
12-01-2008, 05:51 PM
There's a meetig place on the East side at 225 and 6th, but not at I-25. I'll probably be going to the location up near 36 and Sheridan again.

So who wants to meet up for the caravan?

:thumb:

Right, helps if I fully read it:rolleyes:. Good thing I found out now.

Maybe i'll just join you at the Sheridan spot, not to far of a drive...

bh4rnnr
12-02-2008, 09:00 AM
Can I still buy raffle tickets, or is it to late?

MDH33
12-02-2008, 09:33 AM
Can I still buy raffle tickets, or is it to late?

You can buy raffle tickets at the fairgrounds too. They'll have the raffle rig there and tables set up for selling tickets. (if it's like last year).


So, any of you Northsiders going to meet up with us?

nuclearlemon
12-02-2008, 10:11 AM
yes, you can still get tickets and the raffle jeep will be at denver again. tickets will be for sale at the event and there may be some available at the club meeting also

Jacket
12-02-2008, 11:11 AM
I'm a tentative. Got to coordinate times with 4 yr old birthday party in Centennial and an adult soup party in Denver.

subzali
12-02-2008, 01:42 PM
Any of who who are going and are interested in volunteering - PLEASE call Justin at three0tree nyne one 3 four fore oh 7. I'm not sure what the responsibilities are, but it can't be that hard! They still need volunteers!

MDH33
12-05-2008, 09:42 AM
I'm planning on being at the NW caravan location tomorrow morning. Hope some more RS folks show up.

I was kicking around the idea of an afternoon/evening snow run afterwards too if anyone is interested. :thumb:

treerootCO
12-05-2008, 09:50 AM
I plan on attending and will help out in any way needed

Cruzrman
12-05-2008, 10:46 AM
My wife and I will be at the Home Depot off Arapahoe.Saturday morning. What kind of volunteers are you looking for?

Hulk
12-05-2008, 11:00 AM
I just sent out a company-wide email, and sold out all my tickets. :)

Here was my email. Feel free to use it:

Howdy good folks of WildBlue,

Many of you probably already know that four wheelin’ is near and dear to my heart. Here’s an opportunity to support the activity and possibly win a sweet 4WD vehicle.

The Colorado Association of 4WD Clubs holds a raffle every year to win a built 4WD vehicle. The funds are used to help maintain 4WD trails in Colorado. The vehicle you can win is a 2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Many hours have gone into making this a truly trail-ready beast. You can see all the details of the build here:
http://hightrails.org/raffle.html

The drawing is tomorrow at 12Noon at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, as part of the Christmas Caravan For Kids (which is associated with the Toys For Tots program). I have a small quantity of tickets left. Tickets are $3.00 each or $25.00 for 10 tickets. You do not have to be present to win. More information here:
http://hightrails.org/events/2008_ccfk.pdf

If you feel lucky, or just feel like supporting a good cause, come see me up on the third floor. My desk is near the photocopy machine.

Thanks for your time.

Hulk
12-05-2008, 11:03 AM
Wow -- the response is great! Any way I can get more tickets?

subzali
12-05-2008, 11:32 AM
For those of you who want to volunteer! Call Justin at the number I posted! I will not be able to be there and do not know where they need volunteers!

leiniesred
12-05-2008, 11:36 AM
I spoke to Justin about the volunteer help he needs.
If altruism alone isn't reason enough for you to volunteer, remember you won't have to sit in the 1 mile traffic jam waiting to make your donation if you are there at 7:30!

They cannot have TOO MANY people helping out and have had trouble getting help before 9:00.
Meet at the Jeffco county fairgrounds between 7:00 and 7:30. (yes AM)

Tasks will be assigned based on the number of people available at 7:30.
Task Examples:
Set out the road cones. (sounds like fun to me!)
Setup and monitor the RTI ramp. (dress warm! I'm gonna wear my awesome new Cruise Moab hoodie!)

Many hands make light work!

-Stephen

subzali
12-05-2008, 12:43 PM
Thanks Steve, I haven't had a chance to get that info taken down.

Hulk
12-05-2008, 07:33 PM
My wife and I will be at the Home Depot off Arapahoe.Saturday morning. What kind of volunteers are you looking for?

Hey Cruzrman! Can I meet you at the Home Depot and give you my ticket stubs and cash for the raffle?

Thanks!
Matt

Romer
12-05-2008, 08:17 PM
I can't make it. This will be the first one in 5 years I haven't been to.

bh4rnnr
12-06-2008, 03:47 PM
I can't make it. This will be the first one in 5 years I haven't been to.


Sorry we missed ya Romer. Twas a fun day. Ken, Treeroot, Dean, Martin, Ige and Myself from the club. Along with Twistid Digital Video.

My luck didnt play out with the raffle vehicle. Oh well.

Cruzrman
12-06-2008, 03:49 PM
Sorry Matt, I didn't get your email until we got back from the Toys for Tots drive. Maybe you can help me out. I got all the info.for this event from Rising Sun, it's on the calender, yet there were only 2 FJC's (including mine),3 or 4 4Runners, and a couple of Tacos or Tundra's. What the hell happened to everybody?

treerootCO
12-06-2008, 04:07 PM
Sorry we missed ya Romer. Twas a fun day. Ken, Treeroot, Dean, Martin, Ige and Myself from the club. Along with Twistid Digital Video.

My luck didnt play out with the raffle vehicle. Oh well.

Tim was there, my dad made it, and I saw at least four people from Horsetooth there.

Toyota was represented inside at least. :hill:

MDH33
12-06-2008, 04:38 PM
Sorry we missed ya Romer. Twas a fun day. Ken, Treeroot, Dean, Martin, Ige and Myself from the club. Along with Twistid Digital Video.

My luck didnt play out with the raffle vehicle. Oh well.

Tim was there, my dad made it, and I saw at least four people from Horsetooth there.

Toyota was represented inside at least. :hill:

Dan R. and family were there too. :thumb:

nuclearlemon
12-06-2008, 04:54 PM
Sorry Matt, I didn't get your email until we got back from the Toys for Tots drive. Maybe you can help me out. I got all the info.for this event from Rising Sun, it's on the calender, yet there were only 2 FJC's (including mine),3 or 4 4Runners, and a couple of Tacos or Tundra's. What the hell happened to everybody?

you needed to get out more. murray was there in his white and mud colored fj40, ken was there in his white fj40, martins green fj40, dean had his old 40, mike, myself, reinmuth and someone i don't know represented the 80s, there was a blue fj from horsetooth, along with franks fj48, another hoosetooth guy brought a hilux, and paul and julie dangler brought there fj55. didn't see what timm drove, but it had to have been a cruiser;)



someone out of texas won the raffle jeep. that was a lot of confusion as the name was mitch, but the number was for a girl. first number was a home number and when shelly asked for mitch, the mother gave a cell number to reach her. shelley left a message for mitch to call her about the raffle and when "mitch" called back, we found out the cell phone actually belonged to nikky in fort collins who had bought the ticket for her cousin mitch, but couldn't remember his phone number, so she wrote hers down.

Convert
12-06-2008, 06:04 PM
Yup we were there dropped off a couple of gifts and bolted :thumb:

Cruzrman
12-07-2008, 02:44 PM
Well i guess the turnout was better than I thought, but it sure was lonely out there in that sea of Jeeps.

Convert
12-07-2008, 06:07 PM
Well i guess the turnout was better than I thought, but it sure was lonely out there in that sea of Jeeps.

That is normal for that event :thumb:

Hulk
12-08-2008, 10:28 AM
Sorry Matt, I didn't get your email until we got back from the Toys for Tots drive. Maybe you can help me out. I got all the info.for this event from Rising Sun, it's on the calender, yet there were only 2 FJC's (including mine),3 or 4 4Runners, and a couple of Tacos or Tundra's. What the hell happened to everybody?

I blazed on over to the Home Depot on Saturday morning. I ended up giving my money and cash to an older guy who was clearly one of the leaders. I looked around for someone who might have been you, Cruzerman, but since I don't know your name or what kind of vehicle you drive, I was at a loss. I talked to the guy with the Pinzgauer for a while.

Yeah, it's a city-wide event. There are always tons of Jeeps.

timmbuck2
12-08-2008, 10:41 AM
Ty and I came late...saw Ige and Root...Ty liked the "chefs"....(the Marines in full dress uniform...oops...) Ty also wondered where all the 40's and FJ Cruisers were. "Daddy, why are there so many Jeeps here?"