Stronger than ever!
BV Strong is back! Thanks to your efforts to keep our community safe, we are stronger than ever. While we have learned to hold our plans loosely, we are proceeding with the 8th Annual BV Strong Community Dinner on Monday, September 20, 2021 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.
8th Annual BV Strong Community Dinner, 9/20/2021
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.
BV Strong’s Got Heart!
We follow the Chaffee County COVID-19 Code of Conduct:
- Get vaccinated
- Stay home if sick
- Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
- Wash your hands
- Respect the COVID-19 safety protocols of any business or organization
- Physically distance if unvaccinated
- Wear a mask indoors and in crowded outdoors places if unvaccinated
Learn more at www.chaffeesgotheart.org.
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, table signage, and other set-up costs.
There are no paid sponsorships or paid staff for BV Strong; it is funded entirely by anonymous donations and organized by local volunteers. The BV Strong Community Dinner is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity, and your gifts are tax-deductible.
THANK YOU! Please make checks payable to “BV Strong Community Dinner.”
Secure online donations are accepted through PayPal. Click here to give online:
Drop off donations at:
High Country Bank
516 US Hwy 24 N
Buena Vista, CO 81211
Contributions may be mailed to:
BV Strong Community Dinner
PO Box 5264
Buena Vista, CO 81211
#BVStrong by the numbers
Table reservations will be available August 16 – September 13!
There is no charge to host a table at BV Strong! Table Hosts provide food and drinks and fill their table with guests – and if you have open seats at your table, we will introduce you to new friends who are looking for a place. We encourage you to have your guests help with the meal to embrace the true community aspect of the Dinner (and make it a little easier on our remarkable Hosts).
Table Hosts provide the following:
- All food and drinks
- All tableware including plates, silverware, napkins*
* TIP: Please bring reusable tableware to reduce waste!
BV Strong will provide:
- Table and 8 chairs
- White tablecloth
- Garbage bag and recycling bag
- Reusable bag for each host
Help at #BVStrong
Seating 3,600 neighbors at 450 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 will be posted at our Facebook group as needed. We also have an email list where you can receive updates. Sign up below!
Set up is on Main Street on Monday, September 23, at 1:00 pm. Volunteers unload tables and chairs and place them according to our map. We will also place a bag with information on each table.
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.