Glenwood Springs nonprofit YouthZone is in the pink again |

Glenwood Springs nonprofit YouthZone is in the pink again

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – It may not taste like bacon, but then again, it might.This year’s winner of the 17th annual Kiss-n-Squeal fundraiser benefiting YouthZone will know what kissing a pig tastes like on Aug. 6 at Two Rivers Park.The event kicked off this year on July 8 with YouthZone hoping to reach its goal of $90,000 to help with youth and family programs at the area-based nonprofit.The Kiss-n-Squeal fundraiser is set up like a campaign with eight community individuals seeking votes from community members. Each candidate has his or her name on a ballot and receives a vote for every dollar raised. The individual with the most votes at the end of the fundraiser gets the honor of kissing the pig at the grand finale event at Two Rivers Park starting at 6 p.m.This year’s candidates are: John Zeller, representing Alpine Bank; Ian Exelbert, president of U.S. Bank; Mark Hanson and Quintin Anderson, a YouthZone Pals mentor and mentee team representing YouthZone; Aspen School District’s Diana Sirko and Aspen High School head football coach Mike Sirko; Tami Sours, representing Community Banks of Colorado; and Kathy Friesen, representing EnCana Oil and Gas USA.Get involved by one of several ways, either bid on the web auction at, buy a raffle ticket available at YouthZone, send donations to YouthZone with the name of the candidate you want the votes to go for, or by donating to your favorite candidate.

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