How does your garden grow? With a beer and wine cooler stand of course!





8.4.18



Our family LOVES being outdoors! The locals here love outdoor living and it's why we decided to move to the Northern Front Range and more specifically to Fort Collins. So when I discovered the amazing community gardens here, I signed up as a volunteer. And like most things our family does, when one of us is in, the whole family joins us! I ended up doing all kinds of gardening like weeding planter boxes and teaching summer camps. I also coordinated the silent auction for their beer and wine fundraiser and with David's help we were able to help double their revenue!



"...with David's help we were able to help double their revenue!"





I've had some fundraising experience before and had yet another idea that my handy husband was able to make a reality. I asked him to build 2 beer cooler stands which I sketched out on a piece of paper and they turned out better than I hoped. I placed a lock on the coolers and filled them with local craft brews then sold keys at the event. If your key opened the cooler you would win it!





It was a huge hit and a lot of fun building it too! Our son Cody who has grown up around tools and construction, worked with David to help build them. I was so proud of their work and the results of the auction. David was able to build these in under 8 hours with both Cody and I "helping." It's always a treat when David asks for help and I get my hands dirty with a build as I am mostly behind the scenes.



"David was able to build these in under 8 hours"





"...funding for youth education, growing food for the food bank and resources to promote environmental sustainability."



We believe in giving back to our community and were able to recycle scrap wood from previous builds to make these and donate them as auction items. Sawdust and Stone Builders and my handy boys helped to make over half of the total revenue from the silent auction; providing the gardens on spring creek with additional funding for youth education, growing food for the food bank and resources to promote environmental sustainability.