Pumpkins are everywhere this time of year-pumpkin patches, pumpkin beer, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pancakes, and Jack o lanterns made from pumpkins! The Golden Hotel and the Bridgewater Grill have a departmental pumpkin carving contest each year in conjunction with their quarterly pep rally- yesterday was the 5th annual!
The pumpkins, once they are carved and decorated, go on display in the hotel lobby with a ballot box for voting. The department with the most votes receives a pizza party. This is a popular activity amongst team members and the community really seems to enjoy voting during Golden’s “Halloween Crazy Days”. Some departments paint their pumpkin, some decorate with props while others prefer to take the more traditional approach. Regardless, the pumpkins add the “feeling of fall” as you enter the hotel.
This year during the pep rally, a new component was added…a manager chili cook-off. The hotel general manager, thought it would be a great addition to the festivities- he was right, I think this may be a new tradition!
Lewis Properties are committed to giving back…it has always been a part of who they are and what they stand for. It is a very important to the organization and they proudly uphold their commitment to not only service their guests and team members, but their communities alike.
Some of their philanthropies include Children’s Hospital, Rebuilding Together, Foothills Animal Shelter and Blue Sky Bridge facilities; although these are just a few of the many organizations they are committed to.
Children’s Hospital is one of the top children’s hospitals in the U.S., whose mission is “to improve the health of children through the provision of high-quality, coordinated programs of patient care, education, research and
Rebuilding Together is a non-profit organization that renews low-income communities. Through the help of volunteers, they provide a warm, safe and dry home to those who need assistance.
Foothills Animal Shelter, founded in 1976, is one of the primary adoption facilities in Colorado. This shelter has a new facility and medical clinic; and offers pet vaccinations, training, micro chipping, and licensing. The
Bridgewater Grill features the “Foothills French Dip”, with a portion of the proceeds going directly to Foothills Animal Shelter.
Blue Sky Bridge “facilitate a collaborative approach to child abuse investigations while providing child victims and their families with support in a safe and child-focused environment.”