Westerly Creek Introduces “Kiss a Mom” to Compete with Swigert’s “Touch-a-Truck”

Kiss a mom contestLast Saturday, Westerly Creek finally held it’s long-awaited, yet controversial fundraising event, “Kiss-a-Mom.” The event was the first of its kind in Stapleton, and according to many male attendees, hopefully not the last. “I think all of the Stapleton schools should do an event like this,” said Stapleton dad Greg Addison. “As a Stapleton resident, I don’t think it matters where your kids attend school, we should be supporting all of the schools, regardless of your specific allegiance.” Event attendee Mike Street agrees. “It was such a fun event,” said Street. “Raised a lot of money, and all in good fun.” In fact, Street says he was only disappointed in one thing. “I was really hoping to kiss Holly Beatty. But, it was a really long line, and by the time I got up there, her shift was over. Oh well. Next year.”

By dollar standards, the event was a huge success. “We raised over $45,000,” said Westerly Creek PTA President Sarah Clark. “In fact, we had to move the event from the school to the Invesco Field parking lot because we had sold so many tickets. We think we can even do more with the event next year. If people are willing to pay that much and attend for a kiss, what if they got to Touch-a-Butt? One step at a time, but I am proud of this event, which in the end, is all about the kids.”

Event goers purchased a $20 ticket to attend the event, and then had to purchase tickets to pay for kisses from different Westerly Creek moms. Many of the moms hammed it up by wearing risqué outfits, or what they call “Tuesdays”, but nonetheless, everyone had a good time, including the kissers. “It was really flattering seeing the long lines just to come get a peck on the cheek or mouth,” said one of the Westerly Creek kissers, Caitlyn Reynolds. “We all got breaks, and plenty of water and mouthwash.” There were about 15 hot Westerly Creek moms on hand to rotate through the lines, but next year, Clark says she expects to have more. “The event went so well, there will most certainly be more people here next year,” says Clark. “So, we need to mitigate those ling lines by getting more hot moms involved to keep the customers happy.”

Clark says the idea was originally a joke when PTA members were discussing what they could do to compete with Swigert’s heralded “Touch-a-Truck” event. “It is such a great event,” said Clark. “We needed to have our own version of that. We struggled for several years to find our own ‘big thing’, but now I think we have it.” Indeed they do, and this writer for one is excited the direction it is headed.

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MCA to Begin Conducting Exit Interviews for Persons Leaving Stapleton

MCA to conduct exit interviewsAlthough many families and individuals may move while living Stapleton, most actually move within Stapleton. The ones who do leave do so at somewhat uncontrollable consequences, mostly due to job changes, for better or for worse. However, there are people that move away from Stapleton due to what the Stapleton MCA is calling ‘controllable circumstances.’ “For most people, living in Stapleton is a positive experience,” says MCA President Liza Kampstra. “But, it just isn’t for some people, and that is fine. What we want to start understanding is are there things the community could have done to keep that resident in Stapleton.” The MCA is so serious about understanding the issues of Stapleton defectors, they are hiring a human resource professional to start conducting exit interviews.
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MLK Bridge Becoming Shady Underworld

MLK bridge shady underworldAnyone who has went for a walk, run, or ride on Westerly Creek with any frequency and passed under the MLK bridge, has seen some unusual sites. Sightings include teens and pre-teens hanging out, an inordinate amount of garbage, beer cans, and even condoms under the MLK bridge. In fact, this editor once saw a giant (albeit dead) snake atop the bridge on a run once. But, in the last few months, things have become even crazier.
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Eastbridge Gas Station Already Experiencing Growth; Moves to Northern Location

Expanding Eastbridge gas StationContracts haven’t been finalized, and ground hasn’t been broken, but the Eastbridge gas station is already expanding. In fact, the 20% increase in size of the station has caused a move to the larger north lot in the Eastbridge Town Center. “We ran some numbers, and we believe we can use the space,” says King Soopers Designer Ryan Glynn. “Our team made some adjustments, and we spoke with the other development teams, and now we have what we think will be appropriate space. However, it could continue to grow prior to the construction phase.”
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Residents Plan to Wait Till Uplands Project Half Completed to Begin Complaining About It

Uplands projectThe Westerly Creek North/Uplands project is in full swing as evidenced by the many workers and trucks moving dirt in the Westerly Creek North Neighborhood. Although there has been a lot of information regarding the project, residents have been pretty quiet about the whole thing. “Aside from having a lot of dirt blowing around, and some loud trucks during the day, it really isn’t that big of a deal,” says Westerly Creek North resident Adam Young. “In fact, it is kind of exciting, as we have been staring at that ugly field with the prison behind it. Now, it looks like they have built a giant mound so we don’t have to look at the prison. But, I have no idea what is really going on over there.”
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Letter From the Editor: Border Wars: Maybe it’s Time to Reconsider Our Choice System

switch to boundary sysetmThe choice system is complete, and statistically, most people are happy. In fact, 83% of families received their first choice. Aside from the 17% who may not be happy, there are other things to consider when examining the choice system. One of the most frustrating things about the choice system is that you can have five different schools represented on one block. This could be for several reasons including that a boundary school wasn’t even open when kids on the block first starting attending school. But, in other scenarios, parents chose to send their kids to a different school because they liked the location better, their child had friends who planned to attend there, or they felt it was going to be a better learning environment for their child. These are all fair reasons.
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2015 Stapletonion Bracket Challenge Winners!

bracket challengeThank you all for participating in the 2015 Stapletonion Bracket Challenge!  It’s all over! Now, we need your prize choices.  First place, Bryan D., makes first selection of the prizes below, then second place Maria F., then third place Karla R., and so on.  Please contact us ASAP if you are in the top 15 of the pool, and your wish list of prizes.  Thank you!

Thank you again to the great companies who donated to the prize pool!

2015 Stapletonion Bracket Challenge Prizes

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