Massive Thanks To Our Sponsors.

Event Sponsor: Healing Canna

Just a note regarding our Event Sponsor, Healing CannaHealing Canna was established in September of 2009. Healing Canna started as a seed, and has been carefully cultivated into a revered business with 2 convenient locations. Our first store is located by Bijou and Academy, 3692 East Bijou Street and the newest store is on the west
side at 22 South Chestnut Street.

We offer a huge assortment of products so that we may meet the needs of our wide range of clientele.  We are
proud of the professional service and products that we provide, and have created a culture of patient satisfaction and success.  We have gone to great lengths to now offer CBD products.

Healing Canna is the first facility in Colorado Springs and one of the first in Colorado to stock CBD products.  CBD is one of many chemical compounds known as cannabinoids that are found in the cannabis plant and does not produce mind altering effects making it the perfect supplement for pets, children, and those seeking therapeutic relief. CBD oil that doesn’t contain THC can be distributed to the general public without the need of a prescription.  Here at Healing Canna, we go the extra mile to ensure that the CBD we provide is safe, always tested to insure the elimination of residual constituents including THC, and can provide test results to validate these findings.

Thank you, Healing Canna for taking the leadership of support of Connecting Our Community Dinner and Auctions and welcome to the westside of Colorado Springs!

Please support and thank these businesses!

Brookdale Senior Living: At Brookdale, our residents and their families are our #1 priority. And one way we show that is by creating a place that our residents love living in. Brookdale’s senior living facilities feature well-furnished buildings with spacious lodging, active social communities, and expert and welcoming staff. Check us out at

Garden of the Gods Trading Post: Garden of the Gods Trading Post, located on the Southwest edge of the world-famous Garden of the Gods, is Colorado’s largest, oldest and best gift shop and art gallery.  With over 25,000 square feet and nearly 90,000 different items to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect gift or souvenir for everyone on your list!

Check us out at

Kiwanis Club of Manitou Springs: Manitou Springs Kiwanis is part of an international organization. The Kiwanis Club of Manitou Springs was chartered in 1921.  Members work together to raise money for local charities that help children and young adults. 100% of all funds raised for charities are spent on charities.

Join us on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. for dinner and guest speakers at 103 Pawnee Ave, Manitou Springs and check out our website:

Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce: 

Contact Us at the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce, Visitors Bureau & Office of Economic Development: Phone: (719) 685-5089 and located at 354 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO  and


The Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) is  a public library system serving El Paso County, Colorado. The library has 1.2 million items available for circulation.

Pikes Peak Library District has resources for children, teens, adults, and seniors. Library resources are available in multiple languages, large print, audio, video, and electronic formats. PPLD libraries host events such as storytimes, computer classes, and author visits. The district also has an active teen program which offers many opportunities for teens in Colorado Springs. Please visit us:

Relic to Royalty, LLC, Photos By Gaylene: Gaylene is a professional photographer serving clients in the Pikes Peak area for several years. When looking for capturing that special event, family gathering and memorable occasion turn to Gaylene for the photos that will preserve the event for years to come.

Contact Gaylene for information and appointments: 719.640.1566 and be sure to Like her business on Facebook.


Uncle Sams Pancake House:  Uncle Sam’s is an old-fashioned destination serving classic breakfast fare & lunch eats amid patriotic decor. Located at 341 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829 and opens 6:30 a.m. everyday! Please give us a call for menu options or group gatherings: 719.685.9525

The wonderful young men and women waitstaff at Uncle Sams are the volunteer staff for our Connecting Our Community Dinner every year and for this we hail thee!

The Whiffenpoofs Yale Singing Group:

A strong supporter of the Tuesday and Thursday morning exercise group, Paula Erickson, is the proud aunt of a member of the Whiffenpoofs Yale University men’s singing group. She contributed a sponsorship for Connecting Our Community to honor this nephew. Thank you, Paula… you rock!


The Townhouse Sports Grill of Manitou Springs: The Townhouse offers fun for all ages with over 20 TV screens, the NFL Sunday Ticket and a large party room, the largest patio in Manitou and beer and cocktail specials to compliment their great food. Visit us on