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Alpine Music Festival Returns

July 8th, 2017

Tickets are $21 online and $26 at the gate, so be sure to order yours in advance!

Donate to the Little Chapel Food Pantry
 
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Get Ready for a Day of Music and Fun!

Nearly 3,000 people in Teller County are facing food insecurity, but there is something you can do to help:

Come to the Alpine Music Festival, benefiting the Little Chapel Food Pantry, and help fight for #NoMoreEmptyPlates in Teller County. 

With a music line-up like ours, you won't want to miss out:

Brandon Heath

The Flying W Wranglers

Blue Canyon Boys

Jake Gill

Charlie Searle & the Ashtonz

Mark Cormican & the Starwood Band

The Mia Troxell Band

PLUS! New this year!

The Other Mountain Band

Mark Gillick

Jim Young

The Acme Bluegrass Band

 Remember, ticket prices will all go up $5 each at the gate, so order yours online today!

 

We have a full day of fun planned:

We have many fun and exiting events including:

(11:15am) Mini Bull Riding contest (children 8-15) on our mechanical bull,

Adult (15+) Bull Riding contests throughout the day,

Jump-Off with its cliff style jump

The wonderful  Salida Circus ,"with acrobats, jugglers, stilt-walkers, and more."

Craft and Food Booths

Barrel Train

Carnival Games

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR 2017 SPONSORS:

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Q: Why did you even start the Alpine Music Festival in the first place?

A: We're glad you asked!

The Alpine Music Festival is the annual fund raiser for the Little Chapel Food Pantry in Divide, Colorado. We hope to bring the community together through music and fun so that we can, as a united community, stand up and say "No more empty plates!" as we fight hunger together.

 

What is the deal with #NoMoreEmptyPlates?

 

#NoMoreEmptyPlates is the rallying cry of the Little Chapel Food Pantry. You see, in Colorado, 1 in 7 are facing food insecurity; 1 in 5 children do not know when or if their next meal is coming. In Teller County and surrounding areas, 18.7% of children are facing food insecurity. 

1 in 7 in Colorado are facing food insecurity.

1 in 7 in Colorado are facing food insecurity.

 

In Teller County, almost 3,000 people are facing food insecurity. That's a lot of empty plates! 

In fact, that's about this many plates:

These nearly 3,000 plates represent those facing food insecurity in Teller County.

These nearly 3,000 plates represent those facing food insecurity in Teller County.

Because of these astonishing numbers,

the Little Chapel Food Pantry invites you to help them fill these plates by attending the Alpine Music Festival to fund them as they continue to feed almost 20% of those facing food insecurity in Teller County.

Stand with us in our fight for #NoMoreEmptyPlates.

 
 

 

Since 2011, over 3.59 million Pounds of food have fed those facing hunger and food insecurity.

 
Since 2011, the Little Chapel Food Pantry has distributed the equivalent of 343 mid-sized African Elephants of food to those in need.

Since 2011, the Little Chapel Food Pantry has distributed the equivalent of 343 mid-sized African Elephants of food to those in need.

That's a lot of food - and it was used to feed a lot of people.

More than 80,000 people

in over 30,000 households.


But we haven't done any of this alone.

We thank our donors, partner organizations, and especially our volunteers who have made it possible for the Little Chapel Food Pantry to fill almost 20% of the empty plates in Teller County. 

Think you might want to get involved? We could certainly use the help! 

In 2016, we used almost 9,000 volunteer hours by October, and that is before our huge Thanksgiving Distribution.


But why does the Little Chapel Food Pantry Exist?

In 2001, Ruth and Manny Martinez saw a need in Teller County and opened a one-room food bank in the church they attended. It began as members of the church providing for other members facing food insecurity. In 2003, the ministry changed its name and broadened its outreach as it became the Little Chapel Food Pantry. Ruth and Manny passed the mantle to the current directors, Ken and Judi Hesselberg who have been managing the food pantry for 13 years.

Beginning as a one-room, one hour a week endeavor, it has grown into a massive 3,360 square foot, bi-weekly, three hour non-stop operation requiring 239 volunteer hours at each distribution.

All of this because we love our neighbors and want no more empty plates in Teller County.


For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’
— Mathew 25:35-40

 

To learn how to receive food,

Sign up to volunteer, or donate:

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Get in Contact:

 

24001 S Highway 67
Divide, CO 80814

Saturday, July 8th, 2017
10 am - 10 pm

Email:
AlpineMusicFestival@gmail.com