Community barbecue to celebrate police, educators |

Community barbecue to celebrate police, educators

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What: Community barbecue

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 29

Where: Steamboat Springs High School practice field, 45 Maple St.

Cost: Free

— Law enforcement officers and local educators fill different, but vital roles, and Alpine Bank plans to honor these indispensable linchpins of the community from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 29 with a free community barbecue at the Steamboat Springs High School practice field, 45 Maple St.

According to Alpine Bank President Adonna Allen, given the recent turnover at top levels of the Steamboat Springs Police Department — including the hiring of Police Chief Cory Christensen — coupled with the end of summer, it is a good time to offer the community an opportunity to meet local police officers and educators and gain personal insight into the strides both groups of professionals are making.

“We’ve had a lot of changes at the police department, recently, and I just thought this was the perfect time to have an event where the public could meet our local officers and educators and see the great things they’re doing,” Allen said.

Allen said local police officers and staff members from Alpine Bank will be preparing hamburgers and hotdogs, and Steamboat Meat and Seafood will be catering the remainder of the meal.

Following the meal, Ciao Gelato will provide gelato for dessert, Allen said.

The event is free to community members, and everyone is invited.

“It’s kind of an end-of-the-summer bash,” Allen said. “It sounds like a lot of fun, and hopefully, the weather will cooperate.”

Allen added the event is set to continue until 8 p.m., “unless the food runs out, which would be a good thing, because that would mean lots of people showed up.”

To reach Jim Patterson, call 970-871-4208, email or follow him on Twitter @JimPatterson15

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