Archive for the ‘Loveland365’ Category

Mitch's March against Meth next Saturday

March 25th, 2012 by Maryjo Morgan

John Giroux of Family Mortgage, the "idea" man behind the Loveland 365 project is also a founder of C.L.E.A.R. (Coalition of Loveland for Education, Awareness and Resources), which visits schools and teaches youth about the dangers of meth. Next Saturday 3/31/12, there will be a walk around Lake Loveland in memory of Mitch Gray.

Read full details here in an article in the Reporter Herald. If you think meth doesn't affect us here in Loveland ... think again!

Check out C.L.E.A.R. on Facebook! And mark your calendar to participate in the walk next weekend. You can sign up online here on the Mitch's March Against Meth website.


Need a truly GREAT gift for Christmas giving?

December 4th, 2011 by Maryjo Morgan

Loveland 365 - the perfect gift!

Now that the book - Loveland 365 - has been in people's hands and homes, they are telling us how they must sit down, how they take their time going page by page. They tell us they are delighted to see places they love and people they know. We often hear, "I wish I'd ordered one. My mom (or brother or teacher) would love that for Christmas."

The books are still available through Alternatives to Violence and Habitat for Humanity. Don't delay! You will have a limited edition gift to give someone special ... and your purchase will benefit a local non-profit.

Alternatives to Violence    Call: 669-5150 (closed Fridays)
Habitat for Humanity    Call: 970-669-9769


Starring in The Muppets!

December 4th, 2011 by Maryjo Morgan


Gunnar Smith

The Muppets came out the day before Thanksgiving.

Did you see Loveland's own Gunnar Smith (he's on page 049 of "Loveland 365") in the movie? Gunnar plays Gary at age 6?

Pay attention - you will be seeing this rising star more often in the near future!

Photo for Loveland 365 by Kathryn Schroeder

Loveland 365 books make GREAT Christmas gifts

November 27th, 2011 by Maryjo Morgan

Lynda Nielsen, director of Alternatives to Violence, and Gwen Stephenson, executive director of Loveland Habitat for Humanity. Habitat and Alternatives to Violence are the nonprofits to benefit the most from the Loveland 365 project. Photo courtesy of LOVELAND CONNECTION

Loveland 365 Books are available through:
Alternatives to Violence
(call: 669-5150; closed Fridays)
Habitat for Humanity
(call: 970-669-9769)

John Giroux recently met with Lynda Neilsen of Alternatives to Violence and Gwen Stephenson of Habitat for Humanity to give them the remaining Loveland 365 books. Both organizations are selling the books to directly profit their nonprofits.


An article written by Rebecca Powell in the Loveland Connection, titled "Loveland 365 now can benefit nonprofits after last books delivered."

The book hand-off took pace at Henry's downtown during a "Wednesdays 4 ATV" event sponsored by the Leadership Loveland Class of 2012.

Free Shipping!

July 23rd, 2011 by Maryjo Morgan
Loveland 365 - the book about Loveland, Colorado

The People, Places and Things that Make Loveland America's Sweetheart City


Purchase a book between 9 am Monday July 25th and 6 pm Friday July 29th and we will pick up the postage.

CALL John Giroux (970-962-4061) with the recipient's name and address before 6 pm on Friday 7/29/11 and we will have this one of a kind heirloom book about Loveland delivered to the person or persons of your choice.

Only 50 available during this promotion. Get yours or one for a gift before they are gone.

Loveland 365 heads down the stretch

April 26th, 2011 by John Giroux

With less than 1 week to go before Loveland 365 goes to press, orders are still being taken online at  Over 700 books have been pre-sold to date with only a few remaining to be sold.  Purchase now before supplies run out.

NCBR article outlines the Loveland 365 challenge

March 16th, 2011 by Maryjo Morgan

The current edition of the Northern Colorado Business Report ran a great story about Loveland 365. In it, Tracee Sioux wote about the issues the presale paradigm presents to the Loveland 365 team.

The community support the project has received is fabulous!  We are certain, when people see the book and hold it in their hands, everyone will wish they'd ordered their copy before the deadline!

There is still time to place orders. Even more nonprofits have come on board, so finding and donating the proceeds from your book purchase to your favorite charity is easier than ever.

Thanks, Tracee Sioux and NCBR!

Click here to read "Loveland 365 shows love for nonprofits" online.

Loveland 365 in the Corn Roast Festival Parade

August 29th, 2010 by Maryjo Morgan
Loveland 365 Pin of logo mark - a heart with lots of components

Loveland 365's logo, Designed by John Metcalf of JM Designs

Thanks to Connie Luke at High Impact Signs
for our awesome sandwich board signs!

Excellent photos by John Giroux of Family Mortgage
graced these sandwich board signs!

Thanks to Classic Designs Embroidery
for our Loveland 365 t-shirts and caps!

Thanks to John Horton at First Impressions
for our Loveland 365 pins!

Thanks to our parade participants - including canines - and the great energy everyone contributed to singing and marching and handing out yummy bubble gum and pins and flyers!

We had a ball being in the parade!  Members of Loveland 365 handed out flyers and buttons with the Loveland 365 logo.  It was fun to have folks call out to us in the parade ... and great to be telling Loveland about our forthcoming book.

Notice the pin we handed out!  It features a HEART made up of many components.  This idea (beautifully executed by designer John Metcalf of JM Designs) personifies what Loveland 365 if all about - the many people places and things that make Loveland so special!

This is what we sang as we walked along ...

2010 Corn Roast Festival Skit – Loveland 365
written by Maryjo Morgan (Sing-Song Marching Chant)

We're Loveland 3-sixty-five,
It's not corn-y to have pride.

We love Love-land, yes we do,
We love Love-land, how about you?

Our book's full of folks you know,
And places that you like to go.

People, places and good things,
Stir our hearts and make us sing.

Sculpture, people … lots of art,
Our ci-ty's a real Sweet-heart!

Proceeds stay right here in town,
With non-profits of re-nown.

Read our blog and see Facebook,
We deserve a second look!

Our book's gonna be so grand
All a-bou-t Love-land.

We're Loveland 3-sixty-five,
It's not corn-y to have pride.

Love-land, Love-land

The Corn Roast Festival Parade is coming this Saturday

August 23rd, 2010 by MjWebWriter

I can't wait!  This Saturday, Loveland 365 is going to march in the Loveland Corn Roast Festival Parade.  Our parade Grand Marshal Mary Gullikson will lead us through downtown. r

Marching with us will be other wWriters, Photographers, Real Estate Agents, Promoters, Book Designers, PR Reps, Graphic Designers, and Citizens interested in the success of our Loveland 365 project. You can see past parade photos HERE, on the Corn Roast Festival Facebook Fan Page.

The Corn Roast Festival itself is a hoot, lots of family fun.  We'll be at the Fairgrounds Park on Railroad.  In case you have not run through the Water Park there, this weekend would be a great opportunity!  There will be food vendors, a beer garden, vendor booths, and plenty of fun stuff for the kids!

Don't miss out on the fun!  The parade starts promptly at 9:30am.

Loveland Veterans Day Parade Gets National Recognition

August 7th, 2010 by Maryjo Morgan
Dept. of Veterans Affairs Certificate 2010

Loveland Receives Recognition from US Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Day in Loveland means listening for the tolling of the bell that makes its reverent tour of town during the chilly early morning hours.  Other celebrations are well attended, and our parade grows each year.

It is a great pleasure to post this letter of recognition from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, which designates Loveland as a Regional Site for the observance of Veterans Day 2010.

Loveland is among a mere 45 cities in the NATION to receive this kind of nod!

Many thanks to Tony DuMosch, Veterans Day Chairman and the many Veterans and Volunteers who make this all happen every year.

DuMosch says, "This is something Loveland can be proud of because of people like you and me make it happen. Thank you for your support as we gear up for this years 2010 Veterans Day and special tribute to the Korean War era Veterans."

Here is a sampling of a typical Veterans Day activities in Loveland:

0400: Bell ringers hit the streets

0600: Posting of Flags of the fallen at Loveland Cemetery

0600: Posting of Colors Downtown Loveland

0600: OPEN FREE to public the Associated Vets Club @ 305 Cleveland Ave. View the military history of local veterans and more

0600-0900: Breakfast @ Vets Club

0700: Table displays & information for the public in Vets Club including Operation Military Kids, American Legion, US Army, US Navy, Freedom Car, and more

1111: Parade starts and ends at Dwayne Webster Veterans Park (Veterans Memorial site)

1200: Afternoon main event with Guest Speakers (In 2009 the speaker was Latoya Lucas, First Female elected Officer within the Military Order of the Purple Heart’s Department of Colorado.)

1300: Lunch served up by Squadron 15 Sons of American Legion

1300: Main hall entertainment with DJ music, Karaoke, & dancing.

So watch the paper for listings of this year's Veterans Day activities.
If you are interested in taking on an opportunity to volunteer this year on November 11th, contact Tony DuMosch.

Tony DuMosch
American Legion Post 15
305 N. Cleveland Ave.
Loveland, CO