Taste of History 2016

GCHA’s 5th Annual Taste of History, held on August 27th, 2016 at Axel’s Pavilion at Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa was a great success! Thank you for the Community Support!

Thank you to our 2016 Taste of History Restaurant Donors. The food was sensational! Thank you from the 250 food & history fans who savored every morsel at the Taste of History. GCHA friends – we ask you to please patronize & thank these restaurants. Their generosity made the 5th annual Taste of History so special.

Thanks to all these generous businesses and individuals in Grand County, we raised over $33,000 in support of operations at Cozens Ranch Museum and Grand County Historical Association.

Thank you to all donors and sponsors, and to our 250 guests and patrons who attended, purchased wonderful items, and enjoyed another uniquely-special Taste of History.

With appreciation,
from the Staff and Board of Grand County Historical Association

Setting up at Axel’s Pavilion. Photo by Steve Martens

Setting up at Axel’s Pavilion. Photo by Steve Martens

Hosts & Primary Gold Sponsor
Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa

Thank you Bob & Suzanne Fanch, Doug Libby, Rob Cyman and Ryan Bender, Event Manager, and their fabulous staff for making the Taste of History so successful!

Silver Sponsor
Rendezvous Foundation

Bronze Sponsors
C Lazy U Ranch
Firebird Design Works
Grand County TV 18
Kremmling Rotary Club
McConnell Design & Printing Co.
Sky-Hi News
Jeff Sweeney, Auctioneer
Tight Like That
Winter Park Framewerx
Winter Park Fraser Chamber
Winter Park Resort
Winter Park Wine & Spirits

Chefs table

Chefs of Devil’s Thumb Ranch prepare fresh omelets for a hungry crowd. Photo by Steve Martens

Restaurants That Made The “Taste” Happen
Please patronize and thank our generous food donors
Bistro 28, Pole Creek
Caffe Giocondo
Carver’s Bakery Cafe
Casa Mexico
Da Vinci
Deno’s Mountain Bistro
Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa
Drive By Pie
Fontenot’s Fresh Seafood and Grill
Heck’s at Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Hernando’s Pizza Pub
One Love Caribbean Grille
Pepe Osaka’s Fishtaco
Rudi’s Deli
Smokin’ Moe’s Ribhouse & Saloon
Sunspot Restaurant, Winter Park Resort
Volario’s at Vasquez Creek
Vertical Bistro & Tap
Wild Horse Catering

Donors To Silent & Live Auctions & Raffle
Artists, Businesses & Individuals


The silent auction included many great items. Photo by Steve Martens

Adventure in Whitewater
African Eyes Travel Inc.
Alpine Motor Sports
Bob & Mary Amann
Becky Arnold
Tyson Arnold
Ken Ball
Tim Barrett
Big Shooter Coffee
Bills Auto Place
Bistro28, Pole Creek
Marcia Blevins, ”Junk Trunk”
Ted & Betty Birdsill
Blue Sky Massage
Anne Astrella Buell
Busy Bee’s Cleaning & Home Service
By Design Interiors
Pat Campanella
CarQuest Auto Parts
Carver’s Restaurant
Margaret Cassidy
Christy Sports
Cold Springs Greenhouse
Irene Cooke
Country Ace Hardware
Trish Cyman
Jan Dahl
Jan & Vic Derks

auction items

Beautiful auction items were wrapped by Francie de Vos. Photo by Cathy Rapp

Francie de Vos
Gary & Betsy deVries
Judith Dickson
Dogsled Rides of Winter Park
Pem Dunn
EK Kitchens & Designs
Elevate Pilates
Elevation Pizza
Fabric Nook
Flowers by Marcia
Frank Expressions
Fraser Hair Salon
Fraser Quickstop
Fraser Valley Chiropractic
Fraser Valley Ace Hardware
Fraser Valley Folk Concerts
Fraser Valley Rec District
Full Circle Cyclery
Rhea A. Gallagher
Greg & Mikey Gallavan
Ghostwood Interiors
Glory Hole Restaurant
Laurie Graff Hair
Granby Veterinary Clinic
Grand Animal Hospital
Grand County Quilters
Grand Elk Golf Club
Grand Huts Association
Grand Lake Area Historical Society
William & Penny Hamilton
Dave Hammer
Margaret Hanke
Michael & Maria Hernandez
Java Lava Cafe
Julio’s Mexican Grill
Marie Johannes
K9 Bliss Swim Therapy
Carol Kitts
Jeff Klopstad
Latigo Ranch
Mary Lloyd Jamison
Lodge Casino
Lonesome Stone Pottery


Dan Nolan, GCHA President welcomes over 250 guests to the 5th annual Taste of History. Photo by Sally DiSciullo

Adam Long Guide Service
Donna Lyons
Jeanne Anne MacDonald
Mad Adventures
Maverick’s Grille
Melanie Rendleman
George & Barbara Mitchell
Mo Henry’s Trout Shop
Moose Cafe
Mountain Dawg
Mountain Moon Yoga
Murdoch’s Ranch & Home
Naked Aspen
Dr. Carrie Nedele
Dr. Shauna Omlie
Opa! Charlie’s Gyros
Parts City Auto
Pearl Dragon
Peezy Marie Shop
Pepe Osake Fishtaco
Gary Piper
Pole Creek Golf Course
Jocille Quick
Bonnie Quillen
Janie Radcliffe
Renegade Off Road
RMS Controls, Inc.
Rocky Mountain Angling Club
Rocky Mountain Bar & Grill
Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater
Linda K. Rogers
Stacey Rosacci
Ann Rosati
Ernest Roybal
Donna & Mike Sargent
Jim Saylor
Ida Sheriff
Sherwin Williams Paint
Raymon Singler
Ski Broker
Dave Skinner
Smokehouse BBQ
Sombrero Stables at Snow Mountain Ranch
John & Bambi Statz
James & Ann Stricklin
Carolyn Sunderland

TOH event at Devil's Thumb Ranch

Guest enjoy a wonderful brunch at Devil’s Thumb Ranch. Photo by Sally DiSciullo

Sunshine Herb Corner
Terrace Inn, Grand Lake
The Salon at Winter Park
The Well, Inc
Totally Wired Cyclery
Gundula Tournier
Kent Van Meter
Karen Vance
Barbara Warnell
Margaret Watts
Wild Horse Inn
Barbara & Helen Williams
Gary “Bear” Windsor
Winter Park Resort
Winter Park Winery
Wood Stem Floral & Decor Shop
YMCA / Snow Mountain Ranch
Kathleen Yost

Penny Hamilton

Historians Penny and Bill Hamilton of GCHA’s Emily Warren Air Museum engage with visitors at the Taste of History. Photo by Sally DiSciullo

Event Historians
Ryan Bender
Drs. Bill & Penny Hamilton
Marissa Lorenz
Dr. Kristi Martens
Tim Nicklas
Steve Sumrall

Event Photographers
Sally DiSciullo
Steve Martens
Cathy Rapp
Jim Yust

Thank you to our volunteers for their incredible efforts: 

Bob & Mary Amann
Tyson Arnold
Ken Ball
Larry Banman
Amy Bensen
Lisa Bornfriend
Deb Coultas
Suzie Royce Cruse
Trish Cyman
Shawn Davis
Jan & Vic Derks
Francie de Vos
Betsy & Gary DeVries
Pem & JoAnn Dunn
Susan Fields


Lynnea Godfriaux and Brad Pregeant of Tight Like That, along with Steve DiSciullo played their lively jazz at the Taste of History. Photo by Sally DiSciullo

Mikey & Greg Gallavan
Cody Galloway, NSCD
Shanna Ganne
Drs. Penny & Bill Hamilton
Julianne Hennings
Ann Heckman
Marie Johannes
Lauren Kinney
Jeff & Lynn Klopstad
Steve Martens
Andy Miller
Tim Miller
Dan Nolan
Tim & Patricia Pulliam
Ann Rosati
Sara & Rich Rosene
Monica Sandstrom
Karen Sangster
Linda Shaw, Bolder Events
Roxanne Singler
Ann & Jim Stricklin
Bambi & John Statz
Steve Sumrall
Carolyn & Dick Sunderland
Ashley & Rachel Trotter
Suanne Yarbrough
Carol & Kent Van Meter

GCHA Staff
Marissa Lorenz
Kristi Martens
Tim Nicklas

Thank you all & more!

Dedicated to Evan Treadwell
RIP, Executive Chef, Devil’s Thumb Ranch