Denver’s Sunday Afternoon Car Klub visited The Orphanage

18 August 2019 – Our car club visited from Denver last Sunday.  This was the first time they saw the Orphanage and we hope they return frequently.  The visit included lunch and a short meeting after which they kicked tires and swapped lies.


Tom Parks Retirement Party

9 August 2019 – Tom celebrated his retirement with family and friends at The Orphanage.  The party was well attended, the food was great and the music, by Robert Anderson, was too.


Fair Week Art Show

The Orphanage is host to the works of five local artists during Yuma County Fair week, August 2nd through 7th.  The five artists are Lisa Blach, Zach Chapman, Jay Flaming, Matt Vincent and Tosha Wise.  In order to draw some of the fair crowd downtown,  the artists will display works ranging from photographs to jewelry.  Subjects will encompass rural Colorado, western themes and agriculture, and most of the art will be for sale. Hours for the exhibition are 9am-5pm, August 2nd through 7th and 11:30am through 5pm, August 6th (fair day).

Yuma County Colorado Democrats

The Orphanage hosted the Yuma County Colorado Democrats on June 29th. There was an excellent turnout to honor retiring County Chair Tom Parks and welcome incoming chair, Christi Herrick. State Treasurer, Dave Young, spoke at the event.  Greg Hill, local author, sang a song he composed for the event.

Brenda’s Retirement Party

20 June 2019 – Brenda celebrated her retirement with family at The Orphanage.  At an intimate gathering, Paper Moon pizza and salad, and home made desserts were served.  Fun was had by all.



Ida & Dave’s 50th Wedding Anniversary

June 15, 2019 – Ida is an avid quilter so she was delighted when she realized that Brian’s quilts would be on display during their party.  Brian graciously shared the limelight that day when Ida displayed three of her quilts.  Cupcakes, cookies and punch graced the food table.


Two of Ida’s wonderful quilts on display during the event.


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Rahm Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

June 7, 2019 – The quilts at the Orphanage provided a wonderful backdrop for this beautiful dinner for 70. Catered by Sherry & Mark Murphy.

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Yuma High School Prom

May 4, 2019 – A NIGHT ON THE TOWN was the theme of the Yuma High School prom.  Dads valet parked the cars as the students walked the red carpet.  Moms provided the food and drinks.  Andrew Parsons DJ producer at Graffik provided the music and lights.  At the end of the magical evening 1500 balloons dropped from the ceiling.

Murder Mystery Dinner at the Orphanage

April 27, 2019 – It was MURDER at the Orphanage last night. The Yuma High School Drama Club staged a murder mystery dinner and everyone had a great time.  The steak dinner raised money for a trip to New York City to experience all things theater.

Brower Birthday open house and family dinner

April 7, 2019 – Louise celebrated her 100th birthday at The Orphanage.


Annual Chamber Banquet and Award Ceremony

March 22, 2019 – The Orphanage hosted the West Yuma County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet and award ceremony.  The event was sponsored by First Farm Bank with supporting sponsors: Harmony Home, PFS Insurance, Farm House Market, CarQuest of Yuma and Bank of Colorado.  Alan Arnette was the Globally recognized keynote speaker.  Catered by Pot Belly’s of Yuma.


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Giving Hands of Yuma County Gift Wrapping party

December 18, 2018 – The Orphanage is the 2018 collection site for toys collected by Giving Hands of Yuma County.  The wrapping party included refreshments, Christmas music and fun.

Yuma Museum Board Christmas Meeting

December 12, 2018 – A fun pot luck December meeting and Christmas party.


Yuma Parade of Homes (and one business)

December 9, 2018 – Punch and cookies and lots of mingling.

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Yuma Post Office Christmas Party

December 8, 2018 – A delicious catered affair.




Grand Opening of The Orphanage

November 10, 2018 – Grand Opening of The Orphanage.  Door prizes, piano music, wine, Tumbleweed beer and food catered by Paper Moon.  A fun time was had by all!

Trick or Treat Street

October 31, 2018 – Trick or Treat Street sponsored by the West Yuma County Chamber of Commerce – See the “Nash Smash”, the “Harley Horror” and the “Sidecar Spareribs”.  Come in for a scary photo op.

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Wenger Birthday Open House

October 6th, 2018 – Food catered by Paper Moon, a delicious and varied menu!  Cake by Paula Snelling

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Mekelburg 50th Wedding Anniversary

September 23rd, 2018 – cake by Paula Snelling

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Flaming 50th Wedding Anniversary

August 12th, 2018

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