Great Food, Great Cause!
By Maddie Interdonato
Alpine Achievers Initiative and The Village Pub, Pizza & Spirits are teaming up to raise money to support the youth of Saguache and beyond! During the months of September and October, you will have the option to add $1, $5 or $10 to your check to donate to Alpine Achievers Initiative (AAI).
Saguache is home to the Village Pub and is where AAI originated. AAI began at Mountain Valley School by a then-math teacher as an informal program to provide much needed mentorship and childcare to the youth. Since then, it has gained non-profit status and has grown to support over 19 schools and organizations across Southern Colorado, utilizing a small staff of 5, 23 AmeriCorps members, and volunteers.
The Village Pub, Pizza & Spirits is owned and run by Amber and Joel Johnson. Amber is the Special Education Director at Mountain Valley School and Joel is the football coach. It is important to them, living and being apart of Saguache in many ways, that they give back to organizations that are benefitting community members. Your donations will assist in these efforts to help youth of Saguache and beyond (and there is AMAZING food involved!)
The Village Pub is known for their creative hand-tossed pizzas, lunch subs, and spectacular Cobblestone Cheesecakes (they go fast, so act quickly!) The Village Pub is open every Thursday - Sunday from 11am to 10pm. Mention Alpine Achievers Initiative during your meal in order to donate to the organization! Happy eats!