Christmas Party 2017

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.


Officers & Board members Installed


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.


Chokecherry tag team

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.