The Family Center-La Familia’s BELONG Event was held on Saturday, April 29. The event brought together over 200 guests, including students and their families, local politicians and dignitaries, board members, and center neighbors, for an afternoon of fellowship and fun!

The event featured tasty and festive food and drink, kid-friendly activities, live musical entertainment provided by Widespread Hispanic, an interactive dance presentation, and a special ribbon cutting for the new infant playground.

Community members sit and walk through the parking lot of The Family Center surrounded by food trucks and event vendors.

The event kicked off at 2:00 pm in the north parking lot of The Family Center. Guests were encouraged to participate in guided tours of the early childhood and family resource center, an opportunity to see first-hand, what happens every day in this special place. Donors who attended expressed their excitement in seeing their dollars at work while visiting community members and were surprised at all of the services offered at The Family Center!

An early childhood classroom with book shelves, toys, and desks.

The highlight of the day was the special ribbon-cutting presentation that was held for the recently completed infant playground. This special addition to the center was made possible through the generosity of a La Familia donor.

This event was planned as a community connector, bringing families, donors, and community members together in celebration. Sponsors and vendors helped to provide all of the event experiences, including:


Food: Angry Hippie Tacos Food Truck

Bar: On the Rocks Mobile Bar

Ice Cream Treats: Rainbow Paleta Bar

Music: Widespread Hispanic

Face Painting: Christine Busch

Balloon Artist: Alpaca Globo

Dance Troupe: CSU hip-hop group

Beverage Supplier: High Country Beverage

Photography: Dick Knapp Photography

Supplies: Costco

Event Management: Big Deal Company

A balloon artist in colorful clothing and a balloon hat weaves orange and purple balloons together.


ANB Bank


Realities for Children

Colorado Housing and Finance Authority

The Acupuncture Clinic of Fort Collins


First Bank



Melanie & Kim Holzner

The Family Center-La Familia’s BELONG event was the perfect way to allow donors and supporters access to the organization they support, while also giving the community a place to feel like everyone BELONGS!

Two older women hold balloon art while sitting on a red bench.
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