Candlelight dinner at Vail’s Atwater becomes a night to remember |

Candlelight dinner at Vail’s Atwater becomes a night to remember

Betty Ann WoodlandHigh Altitude SocietyVail, CO Colorado
Special to the Daily | Betty Ann WoodlandWynston Wyatt and Brendon McCraw sport their ever ready glow sticks to help patrons read menus and navigate through the low light at Atwater on Gore Creek.

VAIL, Colorado – Atwater on Gore Creek in the Vail Cascade Resort held a dinner illuminated only by candles on Saturday to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Eagle and Lake counties. It was truly a romantic evening with a calm and reflective tone. As waitress Kate Ball, from South Georgia, put it, “The ambiance is superb. I was curious about this evening for two reasons. A – How is the room going to look? And, B – I get to wear a glow stick?”The evening was far from the usual chaotic fundraiser with auctions, raffles and dance floors; instead it was serene and peaceful.The experiential event summarized the resort’s commitment to Destination Earth, a program dedicated to the conservation of our natural resources.The Vail Cascade Resort has a dedicated green team and strives to pursue ideals including sourcing sustainable, organic and locally grown food and environmentally friendly products whenever possible.Atwater hits up the Vail Farmers Market each week to gather fresh produce for their farm to table dishes, general manager Adam Lewis said.I like just about anything that is green and good for the planet, so events that are both environmentally responsible and benefit a good cause are just plain smart. On that note, congratulations go out to Gourmet on Gore and Teva Mountain Games for winning their Green Awards. To all of those striving to make a difference, kudos and keep up the good work.

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