Ghouls for a good cause in Beaver Creek |

Ghouls for a good cause in Beaver Creek

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BEAVER CREEK – The Charter Academy is throwing a Halloween party and wants you to come as your favorite ghost.

The “Spirits Haunted Nightclub – Ghosts from Colorado’s Past” is Friday at Saddle Ridge in Beaver Creek.

You’ll encounter apparitions from the spirit world; get all kinds of dinner tastings; sip from a still of black martinis, and play pool, cards and other stuff with other ghosts.

“The Centennial State was full of gunslingers, gold seekers, trappers, tourists, sheriffs, bank robbers charmers and charlatans,” said Sally Austen, who is putting the event together along with Dawn Mullen.

Don’t know any of the legendary ghosts?

“Of course you do,” Austen said. “Remember Baby Doe or Horace Tabor? Perhaps the Unsinkable Molly Brown? Doc Holliday or Chief Ouray? My favorite is Alfred Packer – the first convicted cannibal in Colorado.”

The event is a fundraiser for the Charter Academy.

“We are tapping into the past to put our kids ahead in the future,” Austen said. “It’s our biggest fundraiser and one of the community’s most notable charity affairs.”

This year the money is going toward the school’s technical initiative for each classroom, as well as ensuring the school’s overall financial health.

The Charter Academy provides college prep education for its 299 students, Austen said. It serves students in grades kindergarten through 8th grade.

“Any contribution is huge for our children,” Austen said. “Avid shoppers can join the silent auction during cocktails or wait to compete on ebay just before the holidays in December.”

The Eagle County Charter Academy has been recognized as a School of Excellence by the Colorado governor’s office for each of the past 10 years – every year since the awards have been given.

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