Your guide to Broomfield’s annual hometown festival

DAVID R. JENNINGS Broomfield Enterprise

Broomfield Days

FLIPPING OUT FOR BROOMFIELD DAYS: Sarah Hollis, 9, does flips on a trampoline with a bungee cord attached at the 2008 Broomfield Days carnival.







Broomfield Days

Schedule ........................................................................................ 4 Boccard to marshal parade ......................................................... 5 Kahuna Beach Party ready to rock ............................................ 6 Golf tourney tees off Friday ........................................................ 7 B-I-N-G-O ....................................................................................... 7 Poster captures play in the park ................................................. 8 Keep it clean ................................................................................. 9 Map of festival grounds ............................................................. 10 Belly up for some pancakes ...................................................... 12 Pick your parade-viewing spot ................................................. 12 Funny faces kick off fest ............................................................ 13 Get moving at Mayor’s Cup ...................................................... 13 Pedal to the park ........................................................................ 14 Dogs don their best costumes .................................................. 15 Other dogs diving in .................................................................. 15 Cool cars, hot rides .................................................................... 16 Eat, drink, have some fun .......................................................... 16 Vendor list ................................................................................... 17 Who better to cover Broomfield Days than you? As community traditions go, Broomfield Days is hard to beat. From the food to the fun, the parade to the concerts, there is a little something for everyone included in the celebration of all things Broomfield. The Enterprise knows you need look no further than Midway Park on Saturday if you want to find the heartbeat of Broomfield. With that in mind, we want you to help us cover the celebration. Grab your camera (still or video), head out to the park and get snapping or filming. One you’ve recorded all the festivities on film (or is that memory card?), e-mail your photos to editor Julie Baxter at If you opt to film video, post it at 2009broomfielddays. It doesn’t matter what you shoot, just do it. Whether its photos of Fido and Fluffy in the Best Dressed Dog Contest, living it up at BowWow Broomfield or diving into the Dock Dogs competition, or video of your kids waving from the parade float, taking the stage for the Optimists Clown Contest or the whole family enjoying the good eats and great games, we want everyone to see them. After you’ve shared your pics and video, watch future editions of the Enterprise and our Web site,, where we will showcase all of your submissions. For more information, e-mail Baxter or call her at 303-410-2650.

Photo by DAVID R. JENNINGS / Broomfield Enterprise

DANCING IN THE STREET: Leeanna Nila dances to the 3 Margaritas mariachi band in the 2008 Broomfield Days parade.

Photo by DAVID R. JENNINGS / Broomfield Enterprise file photo

NEW WHEELS: Shannon Ireland, left, and sister, Jenna, check out the bike Shannon won in last year’s Optimists Clown Contest at Broomfield Days. BROOMFIELD DAYS 3


Broomfield Days

Women’s Chamber Choir

Friday, Sept. 18 7:30 a.m. — Broomfield Days Golf Tournament at Eagle Trace Golf Club 7 p.m. — Lion’s Club Bingo at Girl Scout Shelter at Midway Park Saturday, Sept. 19 7 a.m. — Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast at Girl Scout Shelter at Midway Park 8 a.m. — Optimist Clown Contest at South Midway Park 8 a.m. — Rock’n Classic Car Show 8 a.m. — DockDogs registration and practice in South Midway Park 8:20 a.m. — Mayor’s Cup 5K and 1-mile road race at the North Metro Station, 1275 Midway Blvd. 9 a.m. — DockDogs Big Air Wave competition 9 a.m. — Arts and Crafts Festival at Midway Park 9 a.m. — Trade Fair at Midway Park 9 a.m. — Concessions and carnival at Midway Park 10 a.m. — Optimist Parade on Midway Boulevard 11 a.m. — DockDogs Big Air Wave competition 11:30 a.m. — Parade awards at Reviewing Stand in Midway Park Noon to 5 p.m. — Entertainment at Midway Park 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Globalsound Studio’s Academy of Rock 1 p.m. — DockDogs Big Air Wave competition 1:15 p.m. — Broomfield Flyers Gymnastics Demo at Reviewing Stand on Midway Boulevard 2 p.m. — Duck Races 2:30 p.m. — Best Dressed Dog Contest at Demonstration Stage in Midway Park 3 p.m. — DockDogs Big Air Wave competition 3 p.m. — Kahuna Beach Party concert at Main Stage in Midway Park 4:30 p.m. — DockDogs Extreme Vertical competition 5 p.m.— Festival closes 7 to 11 p.m. — Lion’s Club Bingo at Girl Scout Shelter in Midway Park Sunday, Sept. 20 8 a.m. — DockDogs registration and practice 9 a.m. — DockDogs Speed Retrieve competition 11 a.m. — DockDogs Big Air Wave competition 1:30 p.m. — DockDogs Big Air finals


Broomfield Auditorium, Broomfield

Saturday, November 7 - 7:30 PM


Sunday, December 6 4 pm - Boulder Public
Library, Boulder AND

featuring harpist Nancy Brace

Sunday, December 13 4 pm - Church of the Holy


We Buy $ GOLD $ GOLD
Jewlery - Watches - Broken Jewlery Dental Gold

(All events are Saturday unless otherwise noted) Main Stage 8 a.m. — Optimists Clown Contest 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Globalsound Studio’s Academy of Rock 3 to 6 p.m. — Kahuna Beach Party Reviewing Stand 8:30 a.m. — Mayor’s Cup 5K and 1-mile road race 10 a.m. — Optimists Parade Noon — Parade awards 1:15 p.m. — Broomfield Flyer Gymnastics Demo 2:45 p.m. — Rock’n Classic Car Show awards Children’s Stage 12:30 p.m. — The Bunny and Birdie comedy magic show 1:30 p.m. — Cliff Spratt 2:30 p.m. — Jon Gates Demonstration Stage 10 a.m. — Grace Studios School of Dance 10:30 a.m. — Streetlight Studios 11 a.m. — JumpNrope 11:30 a.m. — Ascential Dance Noon — Recreation Services 12:30 p.m. — Taps n’ Toes 1 p.m. — Dynamix solos 1:30 p.m. — Elite Dance Academy 2:30 p.m. — Best Dressed Dog Contest 4 p.m. — Danse Etoile Ballet 4:30 p.m. — Cutting Edge Dance & ACRO Studio BowWow Broomfield 8 a.m. (Saturday and Sunday) — DockDogs registration and practice 9 a.m. — DockDogs Big Air Wave competition 11 a.m. (Saturday and Sunday) — DockDogs Big Air Wave competition 1 p.m. — DockDogs Big Air Wave competition 3 p.m. — DockDogs Big Air Wave competition 4:30 p.m. — DockDogs Extreme Vertical competition 9 a.m. (Sunday) — DockDogs Speed Retrieve competition 1:30 p.m. (Sunday) — DockDogs Big Air finals

We Have Adult DVD’s
Bring this ad in for a free watch battery!

Broomfield Pawn 120th & Main - 303-465-5626



Broomfield Days

Boccard to marshal Broomfield Days parade
Friends say honor past due for 51-year resident
By Michael Davidson Enterprise Staff Writer

It’s not easy to find Broomfield residents who’ve been around longer than Vic Boccard. A 51-year resident of the city, Boccard’s roots in Broomfield go so far back he was the co-chair of the committee to incorporate the city 1961. Boccard would serve on the first Broomfield City Council, and his columns have been running in Broomfield’s newspapers for 50 years, starting with the Broomfield Star Builder. Around those commitments, and the 50-plus years spent running an advertising agency he owned, Boccard was a member of organizations such as the Jaycees, Rotary Club, Toastmasters and the driving force behind the Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum. “I’ve been involved in so many organizations it’s ridiculous,” Boccard said.

IN HIS ELEMENT: Vic Boccard shares a laugh with Paul Murphy at the ‘old timers’ breakfast club meeting at Great Scott’s Eatery. Boccard, a 51-year resident of the city, will be the marshal of this year’s Broomfield Days parade.
Photo by DAVID R. JENNINGS / Broomfield Enterprise

Boccard’s contributions to Broomfield are the reason he is the marshal of this year’s Broomfield Days parade. “I’m excited and ecstatic and really pleased (with the honor),” Boccard said. If there is one place where Boccard is a relative newcomer, it is at the twice-weekly morning breakfast his fellow “old timers” have at Great Scott’s Eatery. Not only have several of the regulars

been Broomfield residents longer than Boccard, they also have preceded him as Broomfield Days parade marshal. They are thrilled Boccard is about to join their informal fraternity, even if they give him a little hazing. Paul Murphy, the parade marshal in 2007, described the honor as “the best thing that ever happened to me.” Boccard is “way overdue. He should have been marshal 15 years ago, but everybody got so tired of looking at his face in the Broomfield paper,” Murphy

joked. John Atkinson, another past marshal and a member of the veterans museum board, had similar feelings. “It was kind of thrilling, it really was, being paraded in front of your friends,” he said. He has no doubts Boccard is fit for the honor. “He’s very deserving. He’s done everything in this city,” Atkinson said. Longtime friend and Broomfield Days parade master of ceremonies Paul Derda nominated Boccard for the honor. He said Boccard was the obvious choice. “It’s so perfect, because the theme this year is ‘Past Meets Present.’ No one has kept Broomfield in touch with its past like Vic,” Derda said. “Vic’s articles (in the Enterprise) help connect the new people with what’s gone on before.” Broomfield has grown tremendously, but the most important things have stayed the same, Boccard said. “One thing that hasn’t changed is the atmosphere. We’ve always had a wonderful group of people. The friendliness and hometown feeling hasn’t changed,” Boccard said. “I can’t think of a finer place to live.”

Come Join In

The FUN!

Kids ! Hey
Win a Bike! New
1-3 Year Olds 4-6 Year Olds

Saturday • S
• Bicycles g

n C l o w n C onnual test
Next to the

Optimist A
Fire Station

• Consolatio rize in each n prizes - ev division ery contest • No advan ant wins a p ced registr rize ation or en try fee req uired

7:45 - 8:15 a .m. on Midway iven as first Park and second p

ept. 19 Reg istration

7-9 Year Olds 10-12 Year Olds




Broomfield Days

Kahuna plans to take Days crowd to beach
By Dylan Otto Krider Enterprise Staff Writer

Who: Kahuna Beach Party When: 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday Where: Main Stage at Broomfield Days Cost: Free

When you’re a cover band, is it better to sound as much like the original as you can, or to make the music your own? Founder of Kahuna Beach Party Bill Francoeur doesn’t even need to think about it. “We try to do it the way they do it,” he said of the band’s inspiration, The Beach Boys.

“Slick Riff Redondo” Cook, Lanny “Fantastic Freddie Sea Turtle” Boyer, and lead guitarist Fred “Renaldo Sausalito” Wolking. Francoeur has played for bands since he went to Vietnam for the war, venturing into styles as diverse as blues and country. When he retired as Littleton High’s choir director, he thought it might be fun to create a Beach Boys tribute band, and his agent said to be marketable, he’d have to sound exactly like the original. So he brought together some musicians and spent months replicating the sound. Now when his band blows into town, one of his favorite things to do is have the local DJ play their recordings side by side with the Beach Boys and have listeners guess which is the original. One DJ told Francoeur eight out of 10 of listeners got it wrong.

The 61 year-old keyboardist has been a big fan ever since he saw the Francoeur is the pirate, “Cap’n Bill.” original five play when he was 15. AlActor/lead vocalist Mark Devine is though Kahuna takes a few liberties “Riptide Spicoli,” a takeoff on Sean here and there, he lives for those times Penn’s iconic beach bum in “Fast when someone comes up to him after Times at Ridgemont High.” Former a concert and said, “You sound the Stillwater drummer David Heck is way the Beach Boys used to.” “Wipe Out,” and Francoeur’s sons, Kahuna works tirelessly to recreate Ryan and Justin, are “Bodhi Knoxville” the sound of the Beach Boys’ heyday. and “Johnny Utah.” Rounding out the “We try to keep it the way they used list are bassist (and Hawaiian) Lynn to do it in the ’60s,” he said. “Loco Moco” Tucker, guitarist Wesley

But it’s not just mimicry. Utilizing many of the other members theater backgrounds, Francoeur wanted to make it more of a performance than straight concert. For this reason, band members perform “in character.”

Courtesy photo

CATCH THE KAHUNA WAVE: Kahuna Beach Party, a Beach Boys cover band that prides itself on sounding as good as the “We want you to leave one of our concerts feeling like you’ve just spent a original surf rock group, will play from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Broomfield Days. day at the beach,” Francoeur said.

W.I.S.D.O.M.© In Your Leadership Style?
Find out at… Broomfield Days!!

Is There

Marvel u Musi ales! s
Come and hear local gifted and talented singers, pianists and instrumentalists of all ages perform with the piano at the Broomfield Auditorium.

• Leadership Styles & Skills • Developing Peak Performers • Change Management • Professional Self-Marketing • Innovative Thinking • Diversity Management Call or Visit 2095 W. 6th Avenue, Suite 109 Broomfield, CO 80020 (720) 472-9291



October 17th, 2009 ~ February 20th, 2010
Saturday Afternoons at 4pm “At the Audi”

Free and Open to the Public
*Donations Gladly Accepted

See Y uin the S otlight!

For additional information visit

Enter a drawing to WIN something that will be with you forever!

Broomfield Days

Golf outing pays homage to ‘great guy’ James
By Dylan Otto Krider Enterprise Staff Writer

The David James Memorial Broomfield Days Golf Tournament will be Friday at Eagle Trace Golf Club. Registration is at 7 a.m.; shotgun start for four-person scramble 7:30 a.m. The cost is $80 per person or $300 per foursome and includes green fees, cart, practice balls, barbecue dinner, sleeve of balls, tees and a divot repair tool. For more information, 303-464-5530.

There have been a lot of 50 year anniversaries lately, and for good reason. If you’ve been in Broomfield that long, you were there from the beginning. Bob Seeber was one of the first hundred families to move here in 1956. David James, the owner of Cowboy Cleaners, followed two years later. In addition to starting one of the first businesses in the boondocks that is now home to Target at the crossroads of Midway Boulevard and U.S. 287, James was on City Council, founded the chamber of commerce, ran a drapery cleaning business and was on the volunteer ambulance crew that arrived by station wagon. “He was very, very community oriented,” Seeber said. “Just a great guy, so we named the tournament after him.” The tournament is the David James Memorial Broomfield Days Golf Tournament, now in its seventh year. It will tee off Friday to kick off the community festival and raise funds for Senior Resources, which provides funds for Meals-on-Wheels, trips and other things for seniors on fixed incomes. James died in 2002 of a massive heart attack as he was pulling into a McDonald’s parking lot, surprising everybody. So when Seeber was trying and come up with a fundraiser for Senior Resources, someone suggested honoring James. “(James) had no use for golf at all,” laughed his wife, Patty, an irony that

We see all ages – newborns to adults!
Nancy Greer, MD, PhD Adam Palazzari, MD Amy Milan, MD Gene Gonzales, MD

was not lost on Seeber and John Atkinson, another family friend on the board of the memorial fund. Around the time of James’ funeral, Atkinson asked if Patty would mind calling it the Old Geezer David James Golf Tournament. Patty James and her sons all laughed and thought it was a great idea, but Senior Resources feared it might offend some people. Patty James thought the idea was great, though, because James was a practical joker. “He had something funny to say about everything and liked to joke,” she said. “I usually go (to the tournament) and always give them some money, because it’s a good cause,” she said. And at least one member of the family will get something out of it. “One son plays golf and always plays in the tournament,” she said.

(by appointment only)

Can you say B-I-N-G-O
Get those markers and good luck charms ready, it’s time for bingo in the park. The Lions Club brings the game back to the Girl Scout Shelter at Midway Park at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

September 14 September 23 September 29 October 22 October 27 November 5 November 17 December 1

8:30am – 5pm 5:30pm – 7:30pm 5:30pm – 7:30pm 8:30am – 5pm 5:30pm – 7:30pm 8:30am – 5pm 5:30pm – 7:30pm 8:30am – 5pm


3301 W 144th Ave, Ste 200, Broomfield, CO 80023





Broomfield Days

Kids at play make perfect poster
By Enterprise staff

A decades-old tradition of preserving Broomfield Days in poster form continues this year with a pastel by local artitst Gail Lukens. Lukens’ “Playing in the Park,” which depicts a young boy and girl splashing in sun-dappled puddles, has been reproduced as a limited-edition poster that will be sold at this year’s community celebration. Lukens’ was inspired to paint the pastel after she stumbled upon Molly Anderson and her brother, whose name Lukens has forgotten, playing in rainsoaked Community Park after walking out the back door of the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library one day. A door she never uses, one she wasn’t even sure would be unlocked. Call it serendipity. The door was open. “The sun was just sparkling on the water and there were a number of children playing,” she said of her accidental inspiration. Molly and her brother were among those playing children, and their father granted Lukens permission to snap a few pics with her digital camera. She of-

Playing in the Park” by Gail Lukens, this year’s Broomfield Days poster, will be sold by the Broomfield Council on the Arts and Humanities at the community celebration on Saturday. The price is $25 each and only 100 will be available. To order a poster in advance of Broomfield Days, call Dianna Wilson at 303-469-9463. Past year’s posters also will be sold at Broomfield Days by Joseph and Carol Dankey.

fered to e-mail them to him, but he declined. So now she is not sure if that father knows his kids not only made for a great photo, but a prize-winning poster — a poster that was picked from a record number of submissions in the annual Broomfield Days poster contest. The poster contest this year under went a bit of a remake. The tried-andtrue staple of Broomfield Days and the local arts community shifted from the leadership of residents Joe and Carol Dankey to the Broomfield Council on

Photo by DAVID R. JENNINGS / Broomfield Enterprise file photo

WINNING PAINTING: Gail Lukens’ ‘Playing in the Park’ will be sold as this year’s Broomfield Days poster.
the Arts and Humanities. Funds from three city departments and BCAH paid for the reproduction of Lukens’ work on 100 posters. That’s a smaller number than in past years, but Wilson is hoping it will make the poster just a bit more special. Her goal is to make the posters into sought-after community keepsakes this year and for years to come.

Your premier Halloween store!
Look for us in the parade and visit our booth.

If it’s Halloween - it’s here!!
$5 off
Any Purchase
of $25 or more FUN SERVICES
12345 Huron St., Westminster 303.427.7443

WhereA Dog CanBe ADog®
Hours of Operation Mon – Fri 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Sat – Sun 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

$10 off

Any Purchase
of $50 or more

With this coupon. Not valid with other offers or prior purchases. Expires 10.31.09.

12345 Huron St. • Westminster • 303.427.7443


Premier Doggy Day and Overnight Camp®

With this coupon. Not valid with other offers or prior purchases. Expires 10.31.09.

Our camp features:
• All Day Play, Snooze The Night Away® • Indoor & Outdoor Play Areas • Spacious Cabins with Comfy Cots • Live Camper Cams • Bedtime Campfire Tasty Treats • Certified Camp Counselors®

12345 Huron Street, Westminster 303.427.7443 • Open 7 Days A Week
8 BROOMFIELD DAYS ENTERPRISE 1705 W. 10th Ave., Broomfield

(303) 469-9972

Broomfield Days

Zeroing in on a trash-free fest
By Enterprise staff


When you have a slogan like “zero waste,” it doesn’t sound like there is much wiggle room. It’s either zero, or it isn’t, just like you can’t be sort of dead or kind of married. But Broomfield Days organizer Nancy Harrold quickly admits zero is more of an aspiration. “There’ll be a trash bin for compost, recycling and also a bin for trash, because we know you can never go 100 percent,” Harrold said of the festival that will draw an estimated 25,000 people. That doesn’t mean Broomfield won’t try to get as close as possible. “All food vendors will be serving on compostable food ware,” Harrold said. That also goes for the plastic bags used to haul away loot and the plastic silverware, both of which will be compostable. “If you get food at our event, you will be able to compost what you ate off of,” Harrold said. The free candy some vendors like to have in a bowl needs to be wrapped in compostable or recyclable wrappers. That also goes for the brochures and candy handed out at the parade. Zero waste isn’t a new concept. In

Volunteers are needed to man the zero-waste stations at the Broomfield Days celebration on Sept. 19. Volunteers can work hour and half-hour time slots; either one or several, or all day. All volunteers will need to attend a short training seminar prior to the event. For more information, contact Matt Gulley at 303-460-6912 or

SilverSneakers workout for free!

the past, Broomfield worked with EcoCycle to make Broomfield Days a zerowaste event, with Eco-Cycle providing volunteers and training. Now the city is going solo. The city will have 18 “Green Zone” stations set up around Midway Park. Each station will have volunteers helping visitors sort their garbage into bins for trash, recyclables and compostables. Three volunteers at each station will help visitors sort their waste and provide tips on recycling and composting at home. The aim is to make sure Broomfield Days is more “earth friendly” and meets the city’s goal of having less impact on the environment.

Main & 120th

Broadlands Marketplace

*Private party and general merchandise only. Excludes homes, cars and pets. Restrictions may apply.














Broomfield Days

Rise and shine for flapjacks
The old adage goes that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But don’t worry about rushing through a bowl of cereal or a piece of toast before you head out to the Broomfield Days party, you can get your fill at the park. The Broomfield Lions Club will once again be manning the griddles for the annual Pancake Breakfast. The feast begins at 7 a.m. at the Girl Scout Shelter in Midway Park. The breakfast includes sausage, scrambled eggs, juice, coffee, milk and all the pancakes you can eat. The breakfast has always been popular and the Lions have been known to serve up thousands of flapjacks. The cost is $7 for adults (ages 13 and older) and $4 for kids. Proceeds go to Lions’ programs that benefit the community.

Do you love a parade?
Then make sure to get out to Midway Boulevard early and claim your spot for the annual Broomfield Days procession. Marching bands, school groups, floats, fire engines and more will make their way down the street, delighting both kids and kids at heart. The parade receives about 60 entries every year; more in City Council election years. The parade theme is “Connecting Past and Present,” and people need to apply to march or enter a float. “We have a lot of the civic groups, a lot of dance studios and elementary schools enter, and some of the commercial businesses as well,” said Melissa Jones, who coordinates the parade for the Optimist Club. Even the occasional individual will enter the parade, she said. “Typically, they

Photo by DAVID R. JENNINGS / Broomfield Enterprise

LEADING THE CHEER: Birch Elementary School principal Tracy Stegall leads a cheer during the 2008 Broomfield Days parade.
have a classic car or special interest,” Jones said. Floats will be judged in six categories: Decorated floats, car and cycle clubs, school spirit, multi-cultural, marching group and marching band. The parade gets rolling at 10 a.m. and will head west on Midway from Lamar Street to Midway Park. Awards will be given at noon at the Reviewing Stand.

Photo by DAVID R. JENNINGS / Broomfield Enterprise file photo

SOMETHING’S COOKING: Randy Billinger cooks sausage at the Lions Club Pancake Breakfast at Broomfield Days 2008.





Broomfield Days

Broomfield kids pull out all the stops to create their costumes for the Optimists Club’s annual Clown Contest. And with good reason — the stakes are high. The prize in each of the age groups is a new bike — no small trophy for the 12-and-younger set.

Are you ready to clown around?

Teaching Generation after Generation

The contest starts at 8 a.m. at the Main Stage in Midway Park. Kids who want to don their fluffy wigs, floppy shoes and big, red noses need to show up at 7:45 a.m. in costume. After the judging, the fun isn’t over. Clown Contest participants get to pile on the Optimists’ float and make their way down Midway Boulevard to wave to friends, family and strangers, alike.
Photo by DAVID R. JENNINGS / Broomfield Enterprise file photo

COWBOYED UP: Benjamin Abrams dressed as a cowboy clown for last year’s Optimists Clown Contest.

The cost is $18 for the 5K and $13 for the fun run. Day-of registration is $2 more. Medals are awarded to the top male and female finishers in each race and to the top two finishers in each age Ward off the pounds by racing through the streets in the annual May- group. Age groups for the 5K are: 9 to or’s Cup 5K and 1-mile fun run. The 5K 11, 12 to 14, 15 to 19, 20 to 29, 30 to 39, is for adults, and the 1-mile dash is for 40 to 49, 50 to 59, 60 to 69 and 70-plus. Age groups for the 1-mile run are 5 kids 14 and younger. The 5K starts at and younger, 6 to 8, 9 to 11 and 12 to 8:20 a.m. at North Metro Fire Rescue 14. District Station 61 on Midway Boulevard. The kiddos get their start at 8:25 For more information, go to a.m. Runners must be checked in no later than 7:45 a.m. broomfieldays/race.shtml.

If a day where funnel cakes, corn dogs, barbecue and Original Pizza pies will all be there for the eating has you worried about your waistline, get up early and run.

Run and ward off those carnival calories

Uniform, Membership & Unlimited Classes
Adults, Juniors & Pee Wees


After the First Month, Unlimited Classes Reduced To
Adults, Juniors & Pee Wees



Join now and learn the popular art of self defense at

6801 W. 117th Ave., Broomfield, CO
Photo by DAVID R. JENNINGS / Broomfield Enterprise file photo

OFF THEY GO: Runners start the Mayor’s Cup 5K at Broomfield Days 2008. SEPTEMBER 2009 ENTERPRISE


Broomfield Days

Pedal it to the park, and park your bike for free
Need a Vacation?

Ride straight to the fun, forget traffic jams and looking for precious parking. If you pedal your bike to Midway Park, you can skip the hassles and still have a safe place for your wheels thanks to Boy Scout Troop 337. The troop will valet park your bike at its Bike Corral. The service is free, but the Scouts will happily accept donations. The corral will be on the north side of Midway Boulevard, about midpoint in the park (West of Kohl Street). To see a map, turn to page 10. To plan your route to the park, you can check out the city’s trail system by visiting openspace/. Scroll to the bottom and click on maps. If you bike, make sure to do so safely. Experts advise wearing helmets, and Broomfield Days organizers ask that you dismount while in the midst of the festival.

Specializing in Escorted Tours & Cruises • Full Service Travel Agency • Free Consultation • Family Vacations, Honeymoon, & Weekend Getaway trips

Nancy Wee

e-mail us:
Your local preferred agent for


BIKE VALET: Troop member Kevin Fuhrer parks a bike at Boy Scout Troop 337’s Bike Corral at Broomfield Days 2008.
Photo by DAVID R. JENNINGS / Broomfield Enterprise file photo

Over 20 years experience 37-year Broomfield Resident

“P E R F E C T F I T ” Window Well Covers

3 Covers to Choose From: No More Rabbits, etc. Keep Intruders Out Fire Escape Standard



8 Powder Coat Colors Child & Pet Safe!

“Tiger” “Shakeabutt”

($85.00 value)


Security Tie Down Included


Serving Broomfield Since 1984
Call McIntosh @ 303.460.1467




Broomfield Days

Be on the lookout for super heroes, princesses and characters of the canine variety on Saturday as dogs large and small vie for glory in the Best Dressed Dog Contest. The annual parade of costumed pets is a perennial favorite at Broomfield Days and always draws a crowd to the Demonstration Stage for a glimpse of the outfits and a few tricks, too. At stake is a year’s worth of veterinary care from The Animal Doctor. The contest gets going at 2:30 p.m. and features largeand small-breed divisions. Expect 40 or 50 dogs and hundreds of onlookers — a far cry from how the contest got going with handful of dogs and a smattering of fans. The contest was created by veterinarian Dave Sievers, whose practice, The Animal Doctor, always sponsors the event. “The greatest joy is watching the extreme creativity and the deepest love and respect the contestants show toward their

Don’t miss the dog costumes Dogs again have their day at Days
BowWow Broomfield is back for a second run at Broomfield Days, opening up South Midway Park to canines and their human companions. The dog-friendly area will be south of the detention pond and will feature demonstrations, pet-centric vendors and the fabulous leaping DockDogs doing their thing in a giant pool. Rocky Mountain DockDogs will be back for another run and jump. Adults and kids, ages 7 and older, can compete with dogs of all breeds, sizes and ability levels. The dogs will jump into a 40-foot-long, 4-foot-deep pool of water after sprinting down a 40-foot dock. One-on-one training will be available before every open wave. On-site registration and practice starts at 8 a.m. Saturday. Big Air Wave competition

Photo by DAVID R. JENNINGS / Broomfield Enterprise file photo

HOT STUFF: Peaches, left, and Avalanche were dressed as hot dogs by owner Eric Forbes for last year’s Best Dressed Dog Contest.
best-dressed friends,” Sievers said of the contest that has become synonymous with Broomfield Days. “Children and adults proudly show off their creativity, while dogs take it all as another day in the park.” The contest is judged by the audience, which votes for its favorites via hoots, hollers and claps. A panel of official judges is charged with gauging which dog gets the most applause. Once a victor is chosen in the two divisions, the victors square off in a best of show clap-off. Again, the pooch that gets the loudest crowd noise wins the top prize. First- through fifthplace finishers in each division also take home some goodies.

Photo by DAVID R. JENNINGS / Broomfield Enterprise

DUCK DIVES IN: Duck, owned by April Horner from Lodgepole, Neb., dives into the pool in last year’s DockDogs competition at Broomfield Days.
rounds will be at 9 and 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m., with the Extreme Vertical competition starting at 4:30 p.m. The dogs will be at it again on Sunday.

Landscape Tractors • Trenchers

Bobcat Tractors

Po s t H o l e D i g g e r s • R o t o t i l l e r s Sprinkler Pipe Pullers • Backyard Party Supplies • Canopies • Tables &



Chairs • Volleyball Nets & Much More!

We Sell Propane & Kerosene
Pipe Puller

Hydraulic Stump Grinder

Don’t Forget , Ski Season Is Right Around the Corner!

11950 Quay St. Broomfield • 303.466.1975
Located 1 block W. of Main St. & 1/2 block S. of 120th Ave.

Broomfield Days

Come in and see us.

Haircut or Chemicals
New clients only.

Min $10 purchase


Photo by DAVID R. JENNINGS / Broomfield Enterprise file photo

Pam, Jessica, Erin, Christi, Debbie, Julie and Cindy (Owner) Tues - 11-7 | Wed - 9:30 - 6 Thurs - 9 - 7 | Friday - 9 - 3 | Sat - 9 - 3

CHECKING OUT THE RIDE: Rick Wisser checks out a truck at last year’s Rock’n Cool Classic Car show.

303.465.2306, Broomfield
1000 Depot Hill Road, Ste. F
Sage Creek Hair Salon is family owned and operated and has been going strong for over 27 years.

Rev up for Rock’n rods
Want to get your motor running? Then don’t miss the annual Rock’n Cool Classic Car Show. The annual display that inspires envy in gearheads and pedestrians alike will park in South Midway Park from most of Saturday. The annual display of chrome and steel and pearl paint benefits Broomfield Meals-on-Wheels. Check-in and registration starts at 6 a.m., entries will be accepted through the morning up until the start of the parade at 10 a.m. Organizer Tom Farenbrach said entries that miss that window might still have a chance, so make sure to check before you decide you missed out. There are seven categories for the show: Antique, classic, motorcycle, truck, street rod, special interest and muscle car. Trophies — hand crafted in the Broomfield Senior Center woodshop — will be awarded in each division. Last year, the show featured 75 entries. “It’s the biggest show we’ve ever put on,” Farenbrach said. “The more cars we get, the more money we raise for Meals-on-Wheels.” Knowing that money is tight for many, the Rock’n Cool Classic has made entry free this year. But organizers are still asking those who can to make a $20 donation to benefit the program that feeds homebound seniors. Those who donate $20 will receive a Rock’n Cool Classic T-shirt. Entry forms can be downloaded at recreation/broomfieldays/forms/ carshowapp.pdf or can be picked up at the Broomfield Senior Center, 280 Lamar St. For more information, call Farenbrach at 303-667-2808 or the Senior Center at 303-464-5526.

Broomfield’s Original Thrift Store!

Entire purchase
Coupon must be presented to cashier before purchase. Not valid with other offers. Expires 10/18/09

20% Off
W. 120th Teller St.
W. 117th

Call 303-404-2008 to schedule your pick-up.
6900 W. 117th, Broomfield
Quay Main St.

Get out there and play, shop, too
What’s a community festival without a lot of fun and games? Attendees of Broomfield Days need not wonder, because the annual hometown celebration is chockfull of them. Rides, carnival games and more will fill Midway Park from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The park is transformed into a plaza on the grass. A bevy of booths featuring local businesses, area nonprofits, arts and crafts, and food and beverages line the lawn, allowing visitors to get an early start on holiday shopping, grab a snack, learn about their community and catch up with friends. For a list of vendors and Chamber Trade Show booths, turn to page 17. For a map of the festival grounds, flip to page 10.

7 28

Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10am - 6pm CLOSED Sun Donations Accepted: Mon. - Sat. 10am - 4pm


W. 116th




Broomfield Days

Vendors and such
Businesses, organizations and community groups that will have a presence at Broomfield Days are: 36 Commuting Solutions 912 Project Abbott’s Frozen Custard Agape Angelicum School of Nursing Arts The Animal Doctor American Moving Aqua Serve Asian Catering, LLC ATA Karate Avalon Medical Spa b2c Savings Program Bal Swan Children’s Center Big Jim’s Ribs Body & Sole Bohman Orthodontics Boy Scout Troop 767 Boy Scout Troop 231 Boy Scout Troop 337 City and County of Broomfield Broomfield Council on the Arts & Humanities Broomfield County Democrats Broomfield County Republicans Broomfield Chamber of Commerce Broomfield Enterprise Broomfield Health and Human Services Broomfield High cheerleaders Broomfield High Orchestra Chick-fil-A The Children’s Center Preschool Church of the Holy Comforter Complete Spectrum Finance Curves for Woman Colorado State University Extension Country Lemonade Denver Murals DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen Eagle Legacy Credit Union Edward Jones Eldorado Spring Water Elevations Credit Union Emerald Elementary PTO Exempla Bone & Joint Exempla Cardiology Services Farmers Insurance FASTSIGNS FISH Window Cleaning Firestarter Ministries First National Bank Fox Chiropractic Front Range Community College Fun Services Funnellicious Garden Grill H & R Block Hands on Sand Health and Wellness Chiropractic Center

Photo by DAVID R. JENNINGS / Broomfield Enterprise file photo

FUN GALORE: Vendors at Broomfield Days will be serving up food, merchandise and fun in large doses, such as the inflatable slides that were a hit last year.
Broomfield Lions Club Broomfield Local Landmark Board Broomfield Open Space Foundation Broomfield Police Broomfield Recreation Services Bubble Tower & Stilts Camp Bow Wow Cantania Luxury Apartments CASA of Adams & Broomfield Counties Checker Auto Parts

Continued on 18

When you or someone you know need help, call
Community Service Provider - 26 GARDEN CENTER, SUITE 1 (LOWER LEVEL)
FISH can provide direct services to residents of the City and County of Broomfield for help with basic needs as well as information and referrals.

Broomfield FISH • 303-465-1600
FISH is a non-profit 501(c)(3) agency staffed by volunteers. The Broomfield Community provides financial support and food/personal care item donations.

If you would like to volunteer or make a donation, contact the FISH office Monday- Friday from 9am to 5pm. 303-465-1600

Broomfield Days

Vendors and such
Continued from 17

Be a part of one of the fastest growing fields in the Health Care Industry Today!

Certified Nursing Assistant Training (CNA)
• Top Job in Health Care • 1 month Training • New Classes Starting Weekly • Approved by: The Colorado Board of Nursing

• Afternoon & Evening Classes Available • Requirements: Background Check & TB Test • CPR & BLS Training for Healthcare Providers certification onsite

Potentially Earn an hour & up

80 Garden Center, Ste. 114, Broomfield

$12 -$15


Health Shots Highland Trail Retirement Howard’s Tree Service Hunter Floor & Window Insight Lasik K & H Home Solutions KKR Services/All About Fairies Kimpel Concessions Krav Maga Leadership Science Institute Loudmouth Media Louisville Dental Associates Marilyn Cross Photography Massage Envy Mosaic Lodge No. 184 Mountain View Montessori My H-O-M-E. com Nationwide Insurance NextCare Urgent Care Norbel Credit Union Omni International Resort Optimal Health Chiropractic Original Pizza Original Skin Peak Health Chiropractic & Acupuncture Performance Chiropractic George D. Pollard D.D.S. Poppin Stuff A Precious Child, Inc. Primrose Schools

Pure Clean Auto Spa Pure Homeopathy Risen Savior Lutheran Church St. Anthony North Hospital Saeng Mong Martial Arts Schafer Insurance SendOut Cards Silvertree Business Services Smith Barney The Snack Shack Sparkles’ Face Painting Splitz St. Rafka Catholic Church Stahl Roofing State Farm Insurance The Stratford at FlatIrons The Summit at FlatIrons Swim Otters Swim School Sylvan Learning Center TCF Bank Texas Taters Total Escape Games Travel Partners Ultimate Travel United Church of Broomfield Viking Roofing Walkabout Camels Warhurst Family Chiropractic Watermark Church Wells Fargo Advisors Wildlife Animal Sanctuary Yellow Scene Magazine Zees Treats

That’s where we come in....
• World-class preventative maintenance • Top-of-the-line diagnostics • ASE-certified technicians • Dedication to keeping your ride on the road longer. By the way, when was the last time your vehicle was inspected?

It’s Always Been About the Taste

*Valid at Broomfield location only. Limit one per customer. Toppings extra. Expires 12/31/09


*Valid atBroomfield location only. Limit one per customer. Toppings extra. Expires 12/31/09.




In the New King Soopers Shopping Center Corner of Zuni St. & W. 136th Ave Broomfield



where your best interests come first

7202 W. 116th Avenue • Broomfield 303-404-3813 •

Visit us at



Welcome to Broomfield Days!
North Metro Fire Rescue is proud to serve the City and County of Broomfield. · · · · · · Fire suppression Emergency medical services Hazardous material response Technical rescue Public CPR Certification classes Fire extinguisher training

2010 North Metro Fire Fighter Calendar
Pre-Sale – Online Only!
Log onto to order your 2010 Log onto to order your 2010 o er yo North Metro Fire Fighter calendar! See photos of o North Metro Fire Fighter calendar! See photos of your local fire fighters in action while supporting the North Metro Fire Rescue District Community Foundation. All proceeds from the calendar support fire and life-safety programs for at-risk populations in our community.

Visit and hit the 2010 Calendar link!
Walk-in sales will begin October 1 at Headquarters, 10550 Huron Street, Northglenn and Fire Station 64, 13515 Lowell Boulevard, Broomfield.

Only $15 a calendar.


ays D
ld Broomfie
Now ng Worki ge on Lar Birds

Days Best Dressed Dog Contest
- Sponsored by The Animal Doctor, PC
Hey pet lovers, come by our booth (Black #30) for FREE dog food samples and many other freebies!

BEST DRESSED DOG! For the 24th Annual Broomfield


ess to impr : Wa y s j u d g e s the araoke
1 - Canine K k alike g loo 2 - Owner/Do tricks 3 - Skilled tic theme erican patrio 4 - Am ) (not required

1705 W. 10th Ave.


(10th & Hwy. 287)

Artistic Pet g groomin

PetL ver’s Boutique

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful