ruisin Into Summer: 2013 Press Release

Tri-County Family Care Center (TCFCC) had a successful 9th annual “Cruisin’ Into Summer” Festival & “Keep Kids Safe” Fair on Saturday, June 1st, 2013 with approximately 700 people attending.

The Rocky Ford Chamber of Commerce offered a breakfast with 55 people participating. Mark Martinez emceed the events and provided entertainment throughout the day. Other entertainment was Angela McElroy, Naomi Hernandez, Moli Cotner, Kristi Wauson, and the “Latin Boys” band. There were lots of kid’s games, a hoop shoot, Hula Hoop and jump rope contests. The “Got Wheels” Show had 24 vehicles. Bingo and beer garden were sponsored by Rocky Ford American Legion Post #8. Horseshoe tournament, with George Johnson as coordinator, had 15 teams. There were many participants for the pie eating contest sponsored by Village Inn & TCFCC. A silent auction was held with lots of items donated by local & statewide businesses. TCFCC had a 50/50 drawing, which was won by Marcia Rodriguez, Rocky Ford. There were, also, several public safety booths that had information or displays to educate people.

TCFCC would like to thank everyone who donated, volunteered or supported us with our 9th Annual fundraiser. It was greatly appreciated and work has already begun on the 10th Annual “Cruisin’ Into Summer” Festival, & “Keep Kids Safe” Fair, which will be held on Saturday, June 7th, 2014. For more information about our programs & services, call 254-7776 or Contact us!



"Got Wheels" Show

Tri-County Family Care Center (TCFCC) held a “Got Wheels?” Show as part of our “Cruisin’ Into Summer” Festival & “Keep Kids Safe” Fair on Saturday, June 1st, 2013, in Rocky Ford. We featured cars of any year, make, or model with the following classes: Original, Classic, Muscle Car, Hotrod, Low-rider, Antique, Tuners, and 4 Wheel Drives (1980 & older). Sponsors for the car show were Absolute Automotive, Ruben’s Body Shop, Valley NAPA Auto Parts, La Junta Carquest Auto Parts, Tri-County GM, H&R Tire, Rocky Ford Discount Tire, Ruby’s Auto Body, and Varner Motors.

Winners of the “Got Wheels” show were the following from left to right: Sluggo Vigil, Lowrider; Gordon French, Tuner; Brandon Savoie, People’s Choice; Harold Donisthorpe, Antique; Brian Braden, Hot Rod; Stacey Manweiler, Muscle; Ron Radosta, 4-Wheel Drive. Not Pictured: James Tuburen, Original & Jim Peterson, Classic.

Other sponsors for our “Cruisin Into Summer” Festival & “Keep Kids Safe” Fair were: “Keep Kids Safe” Fair sponsored by: Hollar Seed, RESADA (Regional Six Alcohol & Drug Abuse Center), and CDOT (Colorado Department of Transportation) Kids Games sponsored by: Wendy’s, Pepsi Co. Pie Eating sponsored by: Village Inn, TCFCC Band & Entertainment sponsored by: Wallace Oil, Dream Protectors Event Insurance sponsored by: Van Dyk Insurance

Many other donations and donated items were given by local and state-wide businesses. Our event would not have been a success without their support!



"Keep Kids Safe" Fair

Tri-County Family Care Center (TCFCC) had a successful 9th annual “Cruisin’ Into Summer” Festivial & “Keep Kids Safe” Fair on Saturday, June 1st, 2013 with approximately 700 people attending. We expanded this year’s festival by encouraging more “Public Safety” booths to participate.

The Center for Transportation Safety set up a driving simulator that was used to show what it was like to be driving while intoxicated. People were invited into the Mobile Training Lab 2 for safety awareness education. The unit was a beautiful 72’ red, tractor/trailer unit housing a driving simulator. This impresses on individuals the dangers of drinking & driving, as well as, not wearing a seatbelt and speeding.

Operation Lifesaver spoke to people about railroad crossing safety and the blind zones around a semi truck trailer. The Army Corp of Engineers offered water safety information. La Junta Fire & Tornado trailer had a display that about 45 people walked through and learned proper escape procedure. Valley Wide Health Systems gave out information about what they offer. Bent, Otero & Crowley (BOC) Early Childhood Council gave out information on child safety. Operation Christmas Child gave out information about their program and had motorcycle trials demonstrations. Stop, Grab & Click gave out brochures, etc. on car seat and seat belt safety. Rocky Ford Police Department offered child finger-printing & face painting. RESADA (Region Six Alcohol & Drug Abuse Center) gave out information. Otero Junior College gave information on Child Development Services. Colorado State Patrol talked to about 50 people about the seat belt convincer & some even braved riding on it!



Kids Games

Tri-County Family Care Center offered Kids Games on Saturday, June 1st, 2013, during the “Cruisin into Summer” Festival. There was a Hula Hoop Contest with 4 age categories: 5-8; 9-12; 13-17; 18+. Also, a Hoop Shoot Contest was held with 3 age categories: 5-8; 9-12; 13-17. Winners of each age category in the Hoop Shoot Contest & Hula Hoop Contest received prizes donated by local businesses,

Winners of the Hula Hoop Contest were the following:

Age group 5-8 yrs: 1st place: Mia Balicki, 2nd place: Faith Wirth, 3rd place: Dejanae Morris.
Age group 9-12 yrs: 1st place: Jill Wallace, 2nd place: Celeste Mondragon, 3rd place: Drew Sims.
Age group 13-17 yrs: 1st place: Alicia Rumwill.
Adults 18 yrs & older: 1st place: Georgia Peterson, 2nd place: Linda Soltani, 3rd place: Wanda Radosta.

Winners of the Hoop Shoot were the following:

Age group 5-8 yrs: 1st place: Quymere Morris
Age group 9-12 yrs: 1st place: Shantae Rodriguez, 2nd place: Brysen Anderson, 3rd place: Rylee Platt.
Age group 13-17 yrs: 1st place: Jamerson Ridosta, 2nd place: Lawrence Gonzales, 3rd place: James Reede



Pie Eating Contest

Tri-County Family Care Center and Village Inn of La Junta co-sponsored a Pie Eating Contest as part of their “Cruisin’ Into Summer” Festival, which was held on Saturday, June 1st, 2013.

There were three age groups with the following winners pictured left to right: Brittany Aragon, Nicanor Lopez & Ryan Nunez.

Age group 6-10 yrs: Nicanor Lopez
Age group 11-16: Ryan Nunez
Age group 17+: Brittany Aragon


Zumba Crusin' Fun

Tri-County Family Care Center offered a Zumba Cruisin’ Fun activity on Saturday, June 1, 2013, which was a great success. This was in conjunction with the 9th Annual Cruisin’ Into Summer Festival and “Keep Kids Safe” Fair, which was held in Railroad Park in Rocky Ford. The Zumba activity took place on the basketball court with 22 participants.

Instructors were Laurie Knapp, Darrin Nielsen, Christine Rusher and Natalie Summers, who took the lead in this activity.



Thanks Everyone! See you Next Year! Here are some images of the fun!