Join Us for Angus Night on the Mountain

Dec. 2, 2014



For more information contact:
Carrie Horsley, Angus Foundation director of marketing and public relations, at 816-383-5100 or; or

Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president, at 816-383-5100, or

Join Us for Angus Night on the Mountain

Visit Spruce Mountain Ranch on Jan. 14 to support the Angus Foundation and 2015 NJAS.


Spruce Mountain Ranch, Larkspur, Colo., and the Angus Foundation will once again partner to host Angus Night on the Mountain on Jan. 14, 2015, during the National Western Stock Show (NWSS).

Angus Night on the Mountain, hosted and underwritten by Tom and Lois Ames, is an entertaining evening set in a stunning location just a short drive south of Denver, Colo. Now in its fourth year, the event is a NWSS highlight that boasts fundraising activities that greatly benefit the future of the Angus breed, including the 2015 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) and its host state Oklahoma.

“The Angus Foundation would like to extend a thank you to Tom and Lois for complete financial underwriting of this fundraiser,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “Likewise, we are very appreciative of the Angus breeders and industry partners who have donated experiences and packages for the auction. It’s going to be tremendous event.”

Free and open to the public, Spruce Mountain Ranch will provide bus transportation to and from the ranch. Buses will pick up attendees on a first-come, first-served basis in two locations beginning at 5 p.m: at the NWSS following the Angus Bull Sale, and the Marriott City Center NWSS Angus headquarter hotel. Following dinner, the 2015 NJAS and Angus Foundation will auction a limited number of packages to benefit Angus youth, education and research programs.

Packages available for auction are:

·                     Advanced reproductive technology package by Trans Ova Genetics and its cloning division, ViaGen, Sioux Center, Iowa;

·                     Angus Foundation Golf Tournament Sponsorship at the 2015 NJAS in Tulsa, Okla., by the Angus Foundation;

·                     South Africa seven-day Safari Hunt by;

·                     Weekend package at The Greenbrier Hotel and Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., by The Greenbrier Hotel and Resort;

·                     Cruise for two on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines by the Angus Foundation and Cotter Travel Associates;

·                     Vacation Experience in Beautiful Mexico by Mirapaso Angus;

·                     Big-game hunting package by National Oilwell Varco;

·                     One day ranch photo shoot by Legacy Livestock Imaging; and

·                     Package donated by the 2015 NJAS host state Oklahoma.  


Confirmed packages and descriptions can be found online at In addition, Spruce Mountain Ranch will also offer several featured lots of their Angus genetics. One lucky participant will also win a raffle drawing for a CD collection of cowboy poems donated by Baxter Black, nationally known comedian and entertainer.

Assisting the Angus Foundation in event management is Larry Cotton and his team at Cotton & Associates.

“Angus Night on the Mountain is a unique and delightful event where we get to work with the Angus Foundation to raise funds for their efforts and the 2015 NJAS, along with auctioning elite lots from Spruce Mountain Ranch,” Cotton says.


About Angus Foundation

Established in 1980 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization to support Angus education, youth and research. To learn more about the Angus Foundation and the programs it supports, call the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100 or go to


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