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Mid Winter News

Line Dancing - Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month 7-9 p.m.



We have been holding Golden Gate Grange meetings via the internet since March.  If you would like to join the virtual meetings, please notify Jayne Ruesch (jayruesch@aol.com) and we will add you to the roster.



Our new system for the marquee has been installed and lights added.   Thanks to Rich Phillips and Dave Primmer for their work on this project.


Terri Costeldia, Rich Phillips and DeeDee Ramstetter have been busy cleaning, organizing and updating the Grange interior.  They will be painting and refreshing the main entryway, kitchen and the restrooms.  We hope to be able to replace the damaged and stained ceiling in the main room when finances permit.



At the last Grange meeting several ideas for the warmer month were discussed.  Included in the discussions were an outdoor garden sale, a food truck, and a summer outdoor concert.  We are all anxious to be able to gather as a community and will monitor the health conditions in the county when deciding on where and how to accomplish that end.


We lost a valued member of our Grange in January with the passing of Natalie Mozer.




                                        In Memoriam


Natalie Zerobnick Mozer was a lifelong Denver resident.  She moved to Golden Gate Canyon in the early 2000’s and for the next almost 20 years was an integral part of the community.  Her twice yearly open house parties were legend.  Oldtimers and new residents were invited.  New friendships were born out of these gatherings.  Natalie was always open to including new faces, new families.  Her party organizing skills also included coordinating several reunions for her Class of 1960 for her alma mater, East High School in Denver.  


Natalie leant her energy to supporting the two main community organizations in the canyon, the Golden Gate Fire Protection District and the Golden Gate Grange.  For several years she organized both a fundraising effort and the food for the annual Fire Department Pig Roast.  More recently, Natalie faithfully manned the kitchen at our monthly Grange Pancake Breakfasts, always supplying extra goodies like fresh fruits and berries.


She is survived by daughters, Sheri Mozer, Jill Mozer and Lora Mozer (Linette Erickson) and grandsons Connor, Hunter and Tyler Powell.


 Contributions in Natalie’s memory can be made to The Denver Hospice or National Jewish Health.


In past years the Golden Gate Grange has helped  the Jefferson County Foster Parents'  Association  bring a happy Christmas to foster children in our county. Due to Covid restrictions we will not be able to host the wrapping event at the Grange.  We would like to help with this effort in a new way.  Janet Primmer has a truck load of donated gifts.  Those interested in helping  will be given the name of a foster child or two and age appropriate  presents. Volunteers are asked to pick up the gifts at the Grange, wrap them at home and return the wrapped gifts back to the Grange.  You can add additional  gifts for the children if you like, but it is not required.  Janet will coordinate with Jeffco County Foster Parent's Association and they will have a distribution day when foster parents will pick up their foster childrens' gifts. You will not be required to help with the distribution. If you would like to help, please email Janet Primmer at janddprimmer@gmail.com .  
Wildlife Program-
Wolves, Coyotes, Rattlesnakes

Join us on Tuesday, October 6 at 7 p.m. for our next program in the Colorado Wildlife Series. This will be a virtual presentation.  Grange members will receive an email with sign-in details. This year Mary Ann Bonnell from Jefferson County Open Space will speak about Rattlesnakes, Coyotes and Wolves. Ms. Bonnell is a human-wildlife conflict researcher. In the past she has shared local information and safety tips for interactions with mountain lions, moose and bears.  

With the ballot issue about the possible reintroduction of wolves and the reported sightings of wolves in the northwestern part of the state, this is an important time to learn more about wolf biology and behavior and how it compares to coyote ecology.

Another subject of importance is how to avoid harmful encounters with rattlesnakes for both humans and animals. In recent years two hikers were bitten at Mt. Galbraith Park, resulting in one death and one serious injury. It is critical to know how to minimize the chances of such encounters, and also what to do if a person or a pet is bitten.  

Enjoy fresh produce and flowers from the Fruitdale Farm run by Golden Gate Grange members Barbara Bankovich, Kassandra Rumbaugh and their family.  Open Saturdays 8-12. They have flowers, eggplant, lots of peppers, onions, squash, carrots. Also,  tomatoes, beans and corn are just about ready and melons and pumpkins later.
Located at 4500 Robb Street, Wheat Ridge, just off 44th Avenue.

In an effort to ensure the health and safety of our members, neighbors, families and visitors, we have decided to suspend most events at the Golden Gate Grange. Line Dancing has resumed from 7-9 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month.  We will notify you by email, social media and the marquee when other activities will resume.

Thanks to our wonderful volunteers!

Thanks to our wonderful volunteers who came out last Sunday at 7 am to clean the roadside from below Galbraith Park to Crawford Gulch...and the Golden Gate Grange and GGFPD Station 3 property, too! A big shout out to Gordon and Laura Pierce, Terri Costeldia, Rich Phillips, Alyn Hansen, 
Mat Martonovich, Alison Hatch, Trent, Kim and Rick Bonczynski, DeeDee Ramstetter, Paul Trost, Molly Niven, Tera Wineland, Nancy and Dave Kincheloe with Iris and Eden, Jim Askew, Shannette Priest, Janet and Dave Primmer and Annie Unger. This incredible turnout enabled us to wrap up the project by 8:30 a.m.

Thanks to Sally and Tom Wingfield for weed whacking the grasses around the Grange property! It certainly looks great.

Finally, thanks to Janet and Dave Primmer, Rich Phillips, Mitch Jervis and Trent, Kim and Rick Bonczynski for continuing to handle the big task of can recycling!!! We appreciate all the donation of cans, especially since it looks like our only major fundraiser this year!

Congratulations to our Scholarship Recipients
The following students received $1,500 scholarships awarded by the Colorado State Grange Scholarship Committee.  

Golden Gate Grange Recipients

Emily Kirts - Denver College of Nursing
Trent Bonczynski - Colorado Mesa University
Benjamin Hoppes- Colorado School of Mines
Sierra Saltus - Colorado Stat University
Miles Green - Red Rocks Community College
Jared Kirts - Colorado Mesa University
Chloe Roach - Colorado State University
Maysie Poland - Colorado College

If you would like to make a donation to the Scholarship Fund, your much appreciated gift can be made to: 
Colorado State Grange Leadership and ScholarshipFoundation
Attn: Renee Caldwell
2009 County Road 31
Florissant, CO. 80816  

Wildlife Program-Postponed
Wolves, Coyotes, Rattlesnakes

Join us at the Golden Gate Grange on Sunday, March 15th at 3 p.m. for our next program in the Colorado Wildlife Series. This year Mary Ann Bonnell from Jefferson County Open Space will speak about Rattlesnakes, Coyotes and Wolves. Ms. Bonnell is a human-wildlife conflict researcher. In the past she has shared local information and safety tips for interactions with mountain lions, moose and bears.

With the state legislature debating about the possible reintroduction of wolves and the reported sightings of wolves in the northwestern part of the state, this is an important time to learn more about wolf biology and behavior and how it compares to coyote ecology.

Another subject of importance is how to avoid harmful encounters with rattlesnakes for both humans and animals. In recent years two hikers were bitten at Mt. Galbraith Park, resulting in one death and one serious injury. It is critical to know how to minimize the chances of such encounters, and also what to do if a person or a pet is bitten.

The Golden Gate Grange is located at 25201 Golden Gate Canyon Road just 4 miles west of Highway 93 in Golden. For more information contact Jayne at jayruesch@aol.com. This program is open to the public and is free for all Golden Gate Grange Members. A $2 donation is requested from non-members.

Private Event Open To All!

December Events at the
Golden Gate Grange
Grange Meeting - Thursday, December 5 from 3:30-4:30 pm

Holiday Wreath Making and Kids' Crafts - Saturday, December 7 from 10 am to Noon

We will be each making wreaths from local greenery.  If you have a wire wreath base you can bring it.  If you need to buy one they will be sold for $5 each.  Grange members are free a donation of $5 is requested from non-Grangers.  There will be a small charge to cover the cost of material for the crafts.  This year the crafts will be  small wooden plant holders with  artificial plants and sock snowmen.  If anyone would like to help gather the greens for the wreaths please email me.  We need white pine or other small limbed conifer branches, juniper, kinnikinick and Oregon grape.

Pancake Breakfast and Gift Drive/Wrapping Party for Jeffco Foster Families - Sunday, December 8 from 8:30 to 10 am for the Breakfast and Wrapping Party will start at 10 am. 
Bring a gift for a Foster Child and you will eat for free at the Pancake Breakfast.  This year the greatest needs are for teens.  Suggestions for gifts are a bag  of goodies, hair, makeup stuff, socks, small gift card, toiletries for the girls and sports related clothes etc for the boys.  Barbie dolls are always popular, too!  It would also be appreciated if you could bring wrapping paper, scissors, scotch tape, tags. The Holidays are always difficult for children in Foster Care, so your generosity will help to brighten their day! 

Peak to Peak Chorale Free Concert followed by Dessert Reception! - Saturday, December 14 from 3 pm

Free Concert Presented by
Peak to Peak Chorale

Holiday Craft Fair At The Golden Gate Grange

See below just a small sample of the wonderful crafts that will be available at the Holiday Craft Fair.

Beautiful ornaments crafted by Canyon artisan Helen Arendt.  We will also have a selection of her wonderful jewelry!
Beautiful Silver Ornaments by Canyon Artisan, Helene Arendt.

Kim Luzeckyj's  Barrel Stave Coat and Hat Rack...just one of the many crafts...
More Crafts from Kim!

Great selection of handmade cards!
Framed painting by Sandy Pearce
Ceramic art by Marilyn Day
Ornament by Marilyn Day
More ornaments by Marilyn
Handcrafted leather accessories by Sissy Gunther of Kismet Designs
Sumptuous candles by Rhonda Marr
Treasure boxes and more by Cher Cyzewdki
Framed Painting by Sandy Pearce
Painting by Sandy Pearce

Family Halloween Party at the Grange

Golden Gate Grange Food Drive
Bring non-perishable goods to the Grange from August 17 to August 24
Donations may be left in the bins on the covered deck.  Donations will be given to the Christian Action Guild in Golden.


April 20 - Eggmania - 1-3 p.m.  Bring your hardboiled eggs and we will provide all the dyes and decorative accessories for turning them into Easter Eggs.  There will be an Easter Egg hunt for the little kids.  Donations welcomed.

April 28 - Wildlife Program -  3 p.m. Living with Mountain Lions and Moose - Mary Anne Bonnell from Jeffco Open Space is returning with a program about Mountain Lions and Moose, our canyon neighbors. She is an expert on human/wildlife interaction.  Her program on Living with Bears was so appreciated by the audience last year that we invited her back.

May 10 - 5:30 - 8 p.m.  Debbie Johnson and Brian Quarnstrom of the Golden Group Real Estate are hosting a fundraiser for the Golden Gate Grange again this year.  Dinner will include BBQ and sides, beer and soda.  Grange member Mitch Jervis will provide easy listening guitar music. The funds from this event will help us give the grange building a much needed repainting. 

May 11 - 3-4:30 p.m. Peak to Peak Choral will present a musical performance "Law and Order vs. Sinners and Scalawags".  Cost is $15/Children 12 and under $10.  Snacks, desserts and beverages are included.

May 12 - 8 - 10:30 a.m. - Mother's Day Pancake Breakfast Mom's eat for free.

May 12 - May 19 Hydration Donation Week - Please donate bottled water or sport drinks for our GGFPD firefighter and first responders.  Donations can be left on the grange back deck.

May 19 - 7-9 a.m  Road Clean-Up Event - Come out and help us clean 3 miles of Golden Gate Canyon Road.  We supply all necessary equipment.  Each pair of helpers should have about a 1/2 mile to cover.  Let's make GGC beautiful and clean!  Please sign up with Rich Phillips 303 277-1933.  

Get ready for the Rummage Sale on June 7th and 8th.  Clean out your closets and donate your gently used items starting the weekend before the sale.  

History Night at the Golden Gate Grange
Murder, Mayhem and Mischief

The Golden Gate Grange will hold History Night featuring a program, Murder, Mayhem and Mischief, with tales of the rough and tumble early days when Golden Gate Canyon was first inhabited by prospectors, ranchers and homesteaders.  Join us for a lively presentation by our resident historian, Mary Ramstetter, and other long time members of the community.  After the formal program the floor will be open to those present for questions or their own tales of canyon life. The program will be held on Friday, January 25th.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7 p.m. The Golden Gate Grange is at 25201 Golden Gate Canyon Road just 4 miles west of Highway 93 in Golden. 


The Halloween Party will be on Saturday the 27th between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Please bring candy/cakes/cupcakes or any type of sweets to distribute to the kiddos and for the cake walk prizes.

There will be a prize given for the best two carved pumpkins, so bring your finished pumpkins to the party.

There will also be a costume parade.  

And our fortune teller will be there.

We will need volunteers to help with the games and other activities.  Below are the games:

Pin the nose of the pumpkin
Duck Tank
Bean Bag Toss
Mystery Boxes
Mini Golf
Pumpkin Punch
Ring Toss
Costume Parade
Best pumpkin
Cupcake decorating

At this years games we will be handing out tickets that can be used to purchase prizes.

The hostesses this year are me and Teri Hancock.

Get ready to bring your slash for chipping and removal on July 28 and 29 at the Golden Gate Grange.  More information will be available soon about cost and size limitations of tree/limbs.

Huge Annual Rummage/Bake Sale

Huge Rummage and Bake Sale at the Golden Gate Grange on Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9 from 8 a.m to 4 p.m each day. Donations will be welcomed from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m, on Sunday, June 3 and on the following days before the sale. We would appreciate donation of your gently used items. Please be sure clothes are clean and not damaged. No tires, mattresses, televisions, computer equipment, If you have any questions about donations or would like to sign up to help, call Dee Dee Ramstetter at 303 279-6113 or cell number 225 603-2705.

Join us for the sale where you may find a bargain or maybe a treasure! Clothes, kitchenware, tools, furniture, books, decorations, collectibles, jewelry, linens, sports equipment and more will be for sale at bargain prices. Hot Dog and Hamburger Lunch Plates will be served!

Bear Basic Program

Join us this Sunday, May 20 from 3 to 5 p.m, for an interesting and informative program about bears and how to safely live in bear country.  Good for all ages!  Our speaker will be Mary Ann Bonnell from Jeffco Open Space.  Free Admission!


Canyon History Night at the Golden Gate Grange
Friday, January 19th
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Program starts at 7 p.m.

Come and hear stories of the history of Golden Gate Canyon and surrounding

foothills. Speakers will include Mary and Charlie Ramstetter and Jeanne

Hostetler. Share your stories of canyon life. Doors open on Friday, Januanry 19th

at 6:30 p.m. and program starts at 7 p.m. All are welcome to this free community event.

Join us to celebrate the Holiday Season at a Sing - Along at the Golden Gate Grange tomorrow Friday, December 15th from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  We will display the words on the big screen tv and you can sing with the joy in your heart.
This is a free event.  Feel free to bring cookies to share if you like!

Family Halloween Party
October 28th 6 to 8 p.m.
Free - All Welcome!


The GGFPD will hold a free slash/chipping day at the Golden Gate Grange on Saturday, September 30th.

Location- Golden Gate Grange, 25201 Golden Gate Canyon Road
Date- Saturday, 9/30/17
Time- 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost- Free

Nothing over 6 inches in diameter or 12 feet in length.
Slash only. No man made materials, pine cones, needles.
Residents of Golden Gate Fire Protection District only - must show proof of residency.
Limit- 3 pickup loads
We will have a tractor there to load chips for anyone that wants some or bring your own plastic bags for smaller amounts. 

The Golden Gate Auxiliary will be providing snacks and drinks for the firefighters.  If you would like to help with snacks email terricosteldia@hotmail.com.

The Golden Gate Grange will hold a Chili Cook Off on    Saturday, March 18th from 5 to 7 p.m.  We are looking for folks with great chili recipes to join this fun and tasty event.  Just cook a large crockpot full of your favorite chili and enter to win a prize and bragging rights as the cook of the Golden Gate Canyon's Best Chili.  There will be prizes and the winners name and fame will be highlighted on our Marquee!

You can enter as an individual or as a group, GG Grange, Columbine Club, neighborhood, etc.  There is no entry fee.  You must pre register by responding to this email or calling Jayne at 303 215-9257.

The public is invited to sample and vote on their favorite chili.  Admission is $8/per person (kids 10 and under $4).  There will be extra chili if the samples don't fill you up, drinks and dessert.  

The proceeds from this event will go towards much needed repairs to the grange such as:

Replacing the roof over the patio and dining room 
A new furnace and duct work to replace our ancient and inefficient heaters
Refinishing the floor in the main hall
New floor to replace old linoleum in the kitchen and dining room 
Painting inside and outside
And more….

Please help us by joining the contest or coming for the Cook Off for a delicious dinner!


Wreath Making and Kids Crafts

On Saturday, December 3rd from 10 - 12 am we will have our wreath making/kids holiday craft event.  Every year we gather local greens to make beautiful Christmas wreaths.  If you bring your own wire base there is no cost for grange members (non grange members are asked to donate $2 to cover facility expenses).  We will have wire wreath bases available for $5. Please let me know if you plan to attend to ensure that we have enough wire bases.  Feel free to drop by if you haven't RSVP'ed and we will accommodate you if we can.

We will have an assortment of crafts for kids of all ages. The charge for the crafts varies based on the materials cost - usually between $1-$5.   

Jeffco Foster Children's Gift Drive and Wrapping Party and Pancake Breakfast

Our December Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, December 11th will be held as usual.  If you bring a toy or donation for the Jefferson County Foster Children's Gift Drive, your breakfast will be free!  The wrapping party for all the hundreds of gifts will begin at 10 am.  We can use all the help we can muster!  This is a great way to get into the Holiday spirit and to contribute to a worthy cause.  The Gift Drive is sponsored by Janet Primmer.  She would like to concentrate our efforts on teens and preteens- usually this is the group that receives the fewest donations.  One idea Janet has is gift cards from Walmart, Visa, MasterCard or Amex.  These donations would be used for basic iPads for the kids to do homework on.  If you have any questions call Janet Primmer 303 239-6789 or email her at janddprimmer@gmail.com.  You can drop off gifts on Mondays 1:30 to 2:30, Wednesdays 5-6 pm, Saturday, December 3 from 10 - 12noon or on the day of the wrapping party, Sunday, December 11 from 8:30 - 12 noon.

Family Halloween Party

Come to the Golden Gate Grange Family Halloween Party on October 29th from 6 to 8 p.m. The Golden Gate Grange is located at 25201 Golden Gate Canyon Road just 4 miles west of Highwas 93 in Golden. Our "Haunted Grange" will be decorated with some large inflated ghosts and goblins adding to the spooky atmosphere.  We will have the ever popular cakewalk and a piñata. Each child will receive a small Trick or Treat bag of wrapped Halloween candies. Refreshments.  Costumes welcomed!  For more information call Vicki Phillips 303 279-4042 or Rich and Elle Phillips 303 277-1933.


The Golden Gate Auxiliary of Colorado, Inc. will be     hosting their annual Pig Roast and Auctions in support of the Volunteer Firefighters of the Golden Gate Fire Protection District. The Pig Roast will be held Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 5pm until 8pm at the Golden Gate Grange, 25201 Golden Gate Canyon Rd, Golden, CO 80403. The evening’s events will include dinner, a Silent Auction and a Paddle Auction. There will be gifts for the kids. Dinner is $12 and $7 for kids ages 3 to 10. All proceeds to support our Volunteer Firefighters. For more information contact Terri Costeldia at 303-277-0351 or email, president@goldengateauxiliary.org.

Community Appreciation Day for 2016 

Citizens of the Year

On Saturday, August 20th at 1 PM we will be honoring Richard and Ellen Phillips as Grange Members of the Year.  Since Rich assumed the role of Grange Master, with much support from Elle, the Golden Gate Grange has grown and become a real community center that we can all be proud of.  Please come to hear about all that has been accomplished and to honor this dynamic duo!

We will also be honoring Kirk Johnson.  Hear about the life's journey of this long time area resident.  Kirk's work in mental health and counseling has helped hundreds and has a huge impact right here in Golden Gate Canyon.  As they say, at this event you will hear the rest of the story.

If you would like to write a tribute or some words of praise to Rich and Elle or Kirk, please email them to me or bring them to the event.

In addition, our new GGFPD Fire Chief will attend this event and will give a brief address.  Come meet Doug Cupp and welcome him to the community!

Finally, we will hold an ice cream social, so kids of all ages are welcome! 

Hope to see you on Saturday!

Beatles Concert at the Golden Gate Grange

Captain Quirk & Friends will perform a live concert "The Magical History Tour: A Tribute To The Beatles" at the Golden Gate Grange on Saturday, July 9th.  The Beatles Tribute Concert by Captain Quirk and Friends will be accompanied by food El Carte 303! Tacos, Quesadilla, Burritos, Nachos and more!! Great food and great music a winning combination.
.Food will be available from 12:30 p.m. and the music will run from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.  A $10 donation per person for renovation projects at the Grange would be appreciated.  The Golden Gate Grange is located at 25201 Golden Gate Canyon Road, just 4 miles west of Highway 93 in Golden. For more information call 303 215-9257. A splendid time is guaranteed for all!

Golden Gate Grange Rummage and Bake Sale 
Bargains galore at the Golden Gate Grange Rummage and Bake Sale on Friday, May 27th and Saturday, May 28th from 9 am to 4 pm!  Just 4 miles west of Highway 93 in Golden at 25201 Golden Gate Canyon Road.   Find a deal or maybe a treasure!  Clothes, jewelry, household items, small appliances, tools, books, artwork, toys, furniture, awesome homemade baked goods and more! Great prices! Lunch will be available.  For more information call Phoebe at 303 277-1742.


Living in the foothills, it is very wise to be trained in CPR.  If a friend or loved one goes into cardiac arrest, the first thing you should do is call 911.  As quickly as possible after calling for help, one should start CPR on the afflicted person.  This will increase the probability of a favorable outcome when professional help arrives.

The Golden Gate Grange will offer a CPR course given by Front Range CPR. The class will cost $40/per person (plus $5 for non grange members). If 12 people or more attend, you will receive a $5 rebate.

The class is scheduled for Thursday, May 12th from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Call Janet Primmer 303 239-6789 for reservations or more information.  You can send a check to reserve you place to:
Golden Gate Grange
25201 Golden Gate Canyon Road
Golden, CO  80403

Please write CPR Class on the check.


The Colorado State Grange Leadership and Scholarship Foundation is a private, non-profit foundation that provides college and vocational school scholarships as well as financial support for individuals enrolled in qualified leadership development programs. The Foundation is eligible to receive tax-deductible donations from individuals and other entities.
Applicants of all ages are welcome provided they are or will be enrolled in an accredited Colorado institution of higher education, a Colorado-licensed vocational school, or a recognized program to develop leadership skills. Scholarships are awarded once each year to individuals who are regular members of a Grange in Colorado or who are children or grandchildren of Colorado Grange members. 
Applications must be submitted to the Foundation Treasurer, by April 15, 2016. Applications should be submitted by email to grangescholarshipfoundation@gmail.com . To obtain an application click on the linkFor more information call the State Grange Office at 719 748-5008 or phone the Foundation treasurer, Jim Miller, at 303.898.5052.  Jim's mailing address is PO Box 521, Akron, CO  80720.

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Valentine's Dance 

Come to our annual Valentine's Dance at the Golden Gate Grange/Community                             Center on Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  In a festive atmosphere, enjoy the live musical vocals of "Magic Moments".   Dance to classics from the 50's, 60's and 70's plus some good ol' Country and Western tunes.  Bring your Valentine (or not), kick up your heels, and enjoy a slow dance or join in on the fancy footwork of a C & W waltz or line dancing!  Refreshments will be served and door prizes awarded!  Tickets are $10/per person in advance and $12.50/per person at the door.  The Golden Gate Grange is located at 25201 Golden Gate Canyon Road just 4 miles west of Highway 93.  You do not need to be a grange member to attend.  For more information or tickets call Phoebe Reese at 303 277-1742 or Terri Costeldia at 303 277-0351.

Toy Drive and Wrapping Party for Jeffco 

Foster Kids' Christmas!

Wow! The Golden Gate Grangers and other Golden Gate Canyon Community members were phenomenal in their support of the Jeffco Foster Kids Toy Drive! Thanks to all who brought gifts and to those who helped us wrap hundreds of gifts. Thanks to Janet Primmer for organizing the event and for all her work with Jeffco Foster Kids Program. 

Fellow Grange members and neighbors, one of yearly community service projects to help the Foster Families in our county  "make a Merry Christmas" for the children who have been taken out of their homes and placed in foster care.  If you can help this year by donating presents, please drop them off at the Golden Gate Grange on Sunday, December 13th from 8:30 am to 2 pm.  We will also need volunteers on that day to wrap the presents for Santa to give to the kids at their party the following week.  The Wrapping Party will begin after the pancake breakfast from 11 am to 3 pm.  If you can volunteer a couple of hours to wrap presents, it would be a huge help!

Thanks to everyone who helps us with this project.  

Project Coordinator,
Janet Primmer
303 239-6789

Wreath Making and Kids'Crafts
at the Golden Gate Grange
Saturday, December 12th from 10am to noon.

Join us for wreath making with local greenery.  Cost is for the wreath base $5 or bring your own.  There will be a $2 facilities charge for non-grange members.  While the adults and teens make wreaths, the children will have a variety of holiday crafts.  Cost will vary depending on the craft materials but should not exceed $5 per item. 
Please email jayruesch@aol.com if you wish to participate.  This will ensure that we will have enough materials for your wreath or craft. 


Join us at the Golden Gate Grange Family Halloween Party on Saturday, October 24th from 6 to 8 pm.  This 

is a fun event for all ages.  Experience our wonderful and spooky Halloween decorations.  If you have never seen them, you are missing quite an experience.  

Bring your kids, grandkids or anyone young at heart to the Haunted Grange.  There will be games, refreshments, cake walk and more spooky fun!  Hope to see you there. For more information call Janet at 303 239-6789.

History Night

The Golden Gate Grange will hold a  Golden Gate Canyon History night on June 12 at 7 pm.  Long time Golden Gate residents and local historians will tell tales of yesteryear in the canyon.  If you have either edition of Mary and Charlie Ramstetter's book, John Gregory Country, bring it with you.  Photos and maps from these book will be referenced by page number.  If you don't have a copy you can buy the old edition for $10 and the new edition for $20 or borrow a copy at the event.  Speakers will include Mary and Charlie Ramstetter, Jeannie Hostetler and other long time canyon residents.  The Golden Gate Grange is located at 25201 Golden Gate Canyon Road, Golden - 4 miles west of Highway 93.  The public is invited to attend this free program.

Learn Positive Reinforcement Dog Training 
At the Golden Gate Grange
Offered by Kristin Dennis, Misha May Foundation
Misha May foundation is Denver A List's #1 Best Dog Training 3 years in a row!

·      16th of April: Good Manners 1, 7-8:30pm, limit 5 dogs

o   Learn the fundamental training techniques which utilize relationship building tactics based in learning theory and positive reinforcement.

o   Will teach default check-in, luring, sit, down, and easy-stay\wait.  Will also discuss how dogs learn and how to set them up for success.

·      23rd of April: Leash Walking, 7-8:30pm, limit 5 dogs

o   Learn the basics for a delightful walk with your dog.  Great intro for dogs who pull, or are scared or scary on-leash.

·      30th of April: Good Manners 2, 7-8:30pm, limit 5 dogs

o   Building on Good Manners 1.o   Will teach drop-it, leave-it, touch-it, off, and medium-wait

·      7th of May: Canine Calming Signals and Body Language, 7- 

                       8:30pm, no dogs.            

    o   Learn what your dog is trying to tell you through their body language or calming signals.  This presentation will help you to understand and communicate better with your canine companion.

·      14th of May: Good Manners 3, 7-8:30pm, limit 5 dogs

o   Building on Good Manners 1 and 2.

o   Will learn stand, back, space, roll-over, crawl, and hard-wait

·      21st of May: Leashing Walking, 7-8:30pm, limit 5 dogs

o   Learn the basics for a delightful walk with your dog.  Great intro for dogs who pull, or are scared or scary on-leash.

·      Cost: $25 per person/class, $100 all classes.  Foster dogs are free!

·      Registration Required: mishamayfoundation@gmail.com




4     16G MICRO SD


CALL JAYNE RUESCH 720 949-0798 OR 
TERI COSTELDIA. 303 277-0351

Next Grange Meeting:Thursday,                      July 1st at 3:30 pm At the Golden Gate Grange

Pancake Breakfast:
Stay tuned...we will resume when it is safe to do so.

 Yoga Classes- Every Wednesday  2 to 3pm
Yoga will be online in June and Live in July.
 Email for information Susan Vincent at susan@goldgrade.com or 
Judy Madison at judyamadison@aol.com

The Golden Gate Grange Hall may be rented for your wedding, party, shower or meeting. Grange events are dry but liquor is allowed at private parties, weddings, etc. Non grange members rental fee is $200/day. Grange members rental fee is $50/day or $25 for 2 hours. Call DeeDee Ramstetter 303 279-6113 for dkmhh1@gmail.com.
Check the calendar link for availabilities.

Interested in joining the Golden Gate Grange? Call Terri Costeldia at 303 303 277-0351 terricosteldia@hotmail.com