Tickets available for annual Cowboy Christmas |

Tickets available for annual Cowboy Christmas

Collin Smith

Cowboy Christmas has one loud, enthusiastic booster.

Hannah Rosenthal, a 9-year-old fourth-grader who attends the Boys & Girls Club of Craig after school, said local residents should support what's important.

And the Boys & Girls Club, which depends on Cowboy Christmas as its biggest fundraiser of the year, is important, Rosenthal said.

"They should come because they should come," she said. "This is the best after-school thing."

Cowboy Christmas is planned to start at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, and will include live music by the 1340 Band, dancing, a silent auction, poker tournament and catered dinner by Brothers Custom Processing.

The event has sold out every year so far, drawing about 300 people each year, said Dana Duran, executive director for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Colorado.

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She hopes this year will be a similar success.

"It's a really fun event," she said. "We have a lot for people to do. It's great every year."

The 59 silent auction items include a basketball autographed by Chauncy Billups — which was donated by former Craig resident Pres Akew, who helped start the Boys & Girls Club in Craig — as well as a four-person, 18-hole golf outing at Catamount Golf Course in Steamboat Springs.

The poker tournament will be Texas Hold 'Em, with other prizes available to high finishers.

Tickets are $35 per person, and will be available today and Friday at the Boys & Girls Club, 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40.

If you go

What: Cowboy Christmas

When:5:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40