Hello Team Komodo!
We have been invited to be exhibitors at the upcoming STEM WARS event at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. The Fairground complex is located on Plum Creek Parkway, one mile east of I-25 and the Plum Creek Exit 181, a map to the fairgrounds will be below. This event is scheduled for Saturday, October 24th and is sponsored by the Douglas County Libraries. The complex is set up to serve 3000, thats right, three thousand visitors. There are just 17 exhibitors for this massive event, and we have the huge privilege to be one of them! We need to be in place by 9:00 am that day, so please come around then to help set up. The event will start at 10:00 am and will run until 3:00 pm.
We will be stationed on a corner, near the stage, so students should be able to hear Astronaut Chris Cassidy and Meteorologist Dave Aguilera speak. Food and drink will be provided to all exhibit volunteers, including lunch. We would like all Team Komodo members to wear your team tshirt, if available. If you happen to come in after the event has started at 10, tell the event organizers that you're an exhibitor with Team Komodo so that you don't have to pay the entrance fee.
The full promotional flyer is attached at the bottom of this post. The second page of the flyer shows the layout for the event, as well as the other exhibit vendors. The target audience for the event is children between the ages of 6 and 12, the perfect age for our robots to really wow the kids!
Additionally, we found out today that Darth Vader has a previous commitment on Saturday. Douglas Country Libraries are desperately seeking a willing Vader replacement. I believe there will be movie tickets provided to the new Darth Vader, plus the gratitude of the Douglas County Libraries. The Darth Vader garb will be provided. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you think this sounds like a job for you!
There will not be a team meeting at the shop on the 24th. Thank you to all the mentors and students who have been working to get the robots up and running for the event!
Douglas County Fairgrounds:
500 Fairgrounds Road
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Just to let you all know, we have a fundraiser scheduled at the Parker Orange Leaf on Thursday, October 29, from 4:00 to 8:30. For each person who puts their receipt in a special bucket, Orange Leaf will donate 15% of their meal cost to Team Komodo.
Bring your family! Bring your friends! Even if you can’t make it, have people you know come! If we get the word out a bit, we can make this a very successful fundraiser! Plus, who doesn't like fro-yo?
Also, as a general reminder to the whole team: the ARC Buck-A-Bag fundraiser is still going! Keep collecting boxes/bags of stuff to give away, and there will be another annoucement when we have a collection day scheduled. If you don’t have much stuff, a great way to get more is to go to garage sales after they’ve finished and ask if you can take some things to donate!
Finally, please give a big thank you to Aidan who scheduled this fundraiser and took it upon himself to make sure everyone got word of it. He's been doing an awesome job of organizing fundraising for many seasons now!
Orange Leaf Address:
11290 S Twenty Mile Rd., Parker, CO 80134
Grayson Gerlich is a senior on the team and our webmaster. He also manages outreach content and team graphics.