Hilltop Guild sponsored some fun old fashioned games for this year’s celebration at The Old Gallery on July 7.
Dave Pinkow provided music for the cake walk with the alpenhorn. Guild members provided plenty of tasty cakes and cookies.
The kids were happy to participate in the watermelon eating contest.
The following 1930’s vintage quilt patterns will be for sale at the bazaar this year: combination rose, double wedding ring, and grandmother’s garden.
The Christmas Party at Kelley House on December 2, 2017 was a gathering to remember! The Hilltop Guild joined forces with the Allenspark Area Club for the party and about 85 people enjoyed a delicious meal of turkey and all the fixings. A fun gift exchange, festive Christmas music with carol singing, fabulous decorations, and friends in conversation filled the cozy Kelley House for several hours. Many members of the Hilltop Guild and the Area Club worked long and hard to make it all go smoothly. Thanks to all who helped and attended. Merry Christmas everyone.
New Officers were installed for the 2017-18 year at our September 2017 meeting.
Here Donna Woolley, far left, leads the applause for new officers and Board members from left to right,
Diane Turechek – Summer President
Darlene Thompson – Winter President
Roz Doak – Summer Recording Secretary
Joan Rogers – Corresponding Secretary
Barb Coles – Treasurer
Claudia Osa – Director at Large
Marta Dowell – Past President
Donna Squyres – Education and Philanthropic
(not pictured – Jan Peters – Winter Recording Secretary)
All members want to thank our Board of Directors for the upcoming year for filling these positions to keep the Hilltop Guild running smoothly. We also thank the outgoing Board for all their hard work over the last year.
Guild members collect wild fruit in the fall to be frozen, juiced, and made into delicious jelly to sell at the next annual Bazaar in August.
Here, Diane Turechek finds slim pickings of ripe chokecherries (we did manage to collect 3 gallons of the little berries) as most of the ripe fruit had been processed by a neighborhood bear recently as evidenced by this nearby scat. There is still a lot of fruit that is ripening.
We will tag team with the bears in the next couple of weeks in the hopes that we can all procure enough fruit for our needs. Luckily, the bear(s) were not guarding their fruit when we were there.
2017 Raffle Winners
Rug – Kathy Wolf (niece of member Roz Doak)
Shawl – Kathryn Bartley – Allenspark
Quilt – Nancy Juedes – Allenspark
Table – Marge DeMoudt – Allenspark
Jewelry – Nancy Kiteley – Longmont
Pictures tell better than words what a great day we had at the Bazaar on Sat. Aug 5, 2017. Despite a fierce wind during the night before that blew down and shredded a few of our tents, folks scrambled around the were able to put up enough shelter to get the job done.
The morning was cool and clear and the weather cooperated for our 9-2 event. Everyone commented on the cheerful spirit that permeated the event. Thanks to everyone (so many members, spouses, friends and neighbors) who made the 69th Annual Hilltop Guild Bazaar wonderful. Thanks go out to all of our customers who spent dollars which will go to so many local scholarships, our fire department and many other worthy causes.