Celebration of Neighborhoods Features Free Food and Entertainment (1997)

Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to join in the Celebration of Neighborhoods, a city-wide party for the Fort Collins community Oct. 24 from 6-10:30 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Ballroom on the Colorado State University campus.

Live music by the ever-popular Liz Barnez and the Mudheads and a presentation by the entertaining and inspirational Jep Enck will be featured at the celebration sponsored by Colorado State University and the City of Fort Collins Neighborhood Resources Office. There will be plenty of good food, fun and special activities for children–all free to participants.

Now in its fourth year, the annual event is aimed at strengthening neighborhoods and the Fort Collins community. The event stresses the important role neighborhoods play in preserving a strong and healthy city. In addition to acknowledging the accomplishments of neighborhood groups in Fort Collins, the celebration also serves as a forum for community members to meet one another, exchange ideas, learn more about issues affecting neighborhoods and renew inspiration.

"Students are a vital and vibrant part of the Fort Collins community," said Dan MacArthur of the Neighborhood Resources office. "This celebration is an opportunity for students to get involved with the broader community and also for community members to build positive relations with students."

The evening will kick off at 6 p.m. with food and refreshments, followed by a presentation and group discussion led by Jep Enck at 7 p.m. A former school teacher, Enck is perhaps best known locally for his long involvement in youth issues. Currently president of the Human Resource Institute, an organization specializing in training and motivational presentations, Enck promises to be an energetic and funny speaker who offers a unique and inspiring message. At 9 p.m., following Enck’s presentation, Liz Barnez and her band will entertain with the smooth but spirited sound that participants of all ages can enjoy.

For more information about the Celebration of Neighborhoods, call Dan MacArthur in the Neighborhood Resources office at (970) 224-6145.