This Thursday the 23rd we’re coming together at the lovely Rickhouse Social to help save the amazing Tipsy Taxi crime prevention program which has served the Aspen community since 1983!
Tipsy Taxi provides a free ride home for those who have no other way to avoid getting behind the wheel while intoxicated. Keeping thousands of dangerous drivers off the road. It is a service that operates 24 hours a day/7 days a week administered through the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office as a crime prevention program with assistance from Aspen and Snowmass Village Police and the local restaurant association.
Founded by Ex-Deputy Ellen Anderson, who realized that there needed to be more prevention from drunk driving, not just the post-accidental clean up and tragedy. For decades, every year they would host the “Bartenders Ball” – where a fundraising gala would bring out Aspen’s finest, decked in tuxes and ballgowns. “It was the event of the year” stated Anderson, “and the funds raised from the event would help service and grow Tipsy Taxi within Aspen and Snowmass.” Today, unfortunately, the Ball remains just great memories, and the funding for Tipsy Taxi is quickly dwindling. As Anderson says – “We can’t loose this program, it has helped countless lives get home safely.” And here at Messenger Aspen we couldn’t agree more! To party responsibly and support our communities efforts in keeping everyone safe during the good times.
The charity fundraiser will begin at 7pm at Rickhouse Social, where a social hour Q&A will take place as well as the opportunity to purchase limited edition Tipsy Taxi Prints for $10 to help the cause. A silent auction, with items donated from local businesses, will also begin to help in raising funds. Light bites will be provided by Aspen Kitchen and a percentage of the bar will also go towards the fundraising efforts. Recommended door donation is $20 – so there will be many ways to give!!
Ultimate Taxi 360 will be posted outside for the Taxi Version of a photobooth! Hitch a ride, get your photo taken, and any tips from the Ultimate Taxi will also go towards the TIpsy Taxi charity!!
Come party with a purpose – learn about this amazing local charity, and come support community efforts in saving lives! Take a Ride – Don’t Take a Chance!!
7-8pm Social Hour and Q&A With Ex-Deputy Ellen Anderson
7-9pm Silent Auction
8pm- late Dance Party!!!