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5th Annual BV Strong Community Dinner
Monday, September 24, 2018
5:30 – 7:00 pm

About #BVStrong


The 5th Annual BV Strong Community Dinner will be Monday, September 24, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Join your friends and neighbors at dinner down the middle of Main Street, with the majestic Collegiate Peaks as our backdrop.

We are a community that’s diverse in opinions and ideas; yet on this night, we focus on all we have in common as we eat together at one table. We embrace the people we love and celebrate those we’ve lost, cheer our accomplishments, and anticipate the return to “just us” as the summer season winds down.

All are welcome, and there’s a seat for everyone at our table. Our beautiful views are surpassed only by the beautiful people who call BV home!


5th Annual BV Strong Community Dinner, 9-24-2018









“Just dinner.”


The simple mission of the BV Strong Community Dinner Planning Team is, “Just dinner!” We strive to create a locally-funded and locally-organized annual activity where the residents of Buena Vista come together in a nonpolitical, noncommercial, non-promotional event to share food and friendship as we celebrate and nurture a sense of community.



The dinner is free to attend and is funded entirely by donations.

Click here to GIVE.


Table Hosts welcome guests and provide place settings and food.

Click here to HOST A TABLE.


A team of volunteers coordinates the dinner, sets up and cleans up.

Click here to HELP.

T-Shirt Fundraiser

Pick up your tees!

Thanks for showing your BV pride and supporting #BVStrong with your t-shirt purchases! All proceeds go directly to the BV Strong Community Dinner.

All orders will be available for pickup at Souled Out T-Shirts, 308 E Main Street, on the following dates:

  • Saturday, September 22, from 10:30 am -2:00 pm
  • Sunday, September 23, from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm



The dinner is FREE to attend for all our guests, and there is no cost to host a table! This is only possible through generous donations from your fellow neighbors and local businesses right here in BV. 


Your gift will be used for expenses such as table and chair rentals, sanitation, centerpieces, table signage, and other set-up costs.


The BV Strong Community Dinner is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity, and your gifts are tax-deductible. 

Give Online

Secure online donations are accepted through PayPal.

Give Locally

Donations are accepted locally at High Country Bank, 516 US Hwy 24 N, Buena Vista, 81211. Please make checks payable to “BV Strong Community Dinner.”

#BVStrong by the numbers



Years Strong

Dollars Budgeted

Table Reservations have been closed 

We encourage you to talk to your neighbors, friends and coworkers to find available seats. You can also use our Facebook group to find seats.

Table Hosts provide the following:

  • All food
  • All tableware including cups, plates, silverware, napkins

BV Strong will provide:

  • Table and 8 chairs
  • White tablecloth
  • Garbage bag and recycling bag
  • A gallon of water

Please email our Table Planning Team at to inquire about a table reservation. Thank you!


Printable Invitation

Table hosts, please click here to download a printable invitation you can give to your guests. There’s space for your contact information and you can write in anything they’ve offered to bring to the Dinner. Table numbers can be filled in after they’re provided on September 20.

Help at #BVStrong

Seating 4,000 neighbors at 500 tables takes an epic team of volunteers! Please consider donating your time to help with special projects, set up before the dinner, and tear down after the event. 

Please join our Facebook group for ongoing information about helping at BV Strong. 

Special Projects

Stop by Watershed, 410 E Main, to paint a custom tile that we will incorporate at the dinner. We will post other special projects at our Facebook group as they are planned. 

Set Up

Set up is on Main Street on Monday, September 24, at 1:00 pm. Volunteers unload tables and chairs and place them according to our map. We will also place a centerpiece on each table. 

Clean Up

Clean up begins at 7:00 pm, so feel free to stick around after dinner! Volunteers carefully stack chairs and return tables to the delivery trucks. We also make sure no trash is left on Main Street. 

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