The 2009 Pumpkin Harvest Festival & County Fair at the Four Mile Historic Park in Denver, October 3rd & 4th, drew record crowds! Perry & Co. is proud to have been this year’s Presenting Sponsor for the annual crowd pleaser.
Did you know that the Four Mile Historic Park is named for its distance from the center of Denver, and is where the Pony Express riders exchanged their horses? And, that the nearly 10-acre site is preserved as a park with the existing farmhouse and some of the outbuildings? If you weren’t aware of these facts then you weren’t one of the 11,700 visitors to the park this past weekend during their annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival & County Fair. This historic park is one of Denver’s urban parks open to the public for free. The event raises money to keep the historic buildings restored and open to the public for tours and to run its myriad educational programs. In addition, Perry & Co. provided financial support by being the Presenting Sponsor of the event to ensure that all money raised went to supporting the future of the park.
“This was our first year sponsoring this event and we loved everything about being a part of it,” said R. Don Larrance, President, Perry & Co. Real Estate Professionals.
The park was buzzing with activities – from selecting a pumpkin from the huge “patch”; horse and buggy and wagon rides, pie-eating contests, gold panning to making your own scarecrow.
“I was greeting people and keeping count and couldn’t believe that 400 people arrived in the first hour – through the back gate,” exclaimed Dave Browning, Perry & Co. Broker Associate and Festival volunteer.
The event is becoming more popular every year with an increase by 1000 over last year’s attendance. One of the favorite activities is making your own scarecrow where piles of shirts, jeans and hats were waiting to be filled with hay stacked in bales in the center of the park. Just look around your neighborhood and you may see a large scarecrow on your neighbor’s front porch – chances are they attended the Pumpkin Harvest Festival and County Fair on Saturday & Sunday, October 3rd & 4th, 2009.
“What a terrific job your volunteers did for the park at Pumpkin Fest – we had over 11,000 in the two days, and every one from Perry & Co. did a fantastic job of helping us host so many visitors. Four Mile Park really appreciates your support, and we are looking forward to working with you on an ongoing basis – everyone who helped was a delight,” said Mary Jane Bradbury, Volunteer Coordinator at Four Mile Historic Park.
At Perry & Co. our tag line is “A Denver Tradition” and a partnership with Four Mile Historic Park is a wonderful and meaningful way to “walk the talk.”
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Written by Perry & Co. Marketing Director Lorrie Grillo.
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