Make Plans to Attend Angus Night on the Mountain

Dec. 3, 2013




For more information contact:

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


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Make Plans to Attend Angus Night on the Mountain

Visit Spruce Mountain Ranch on Jan. 15 and support the Angus Foundation.


The Angus Foundation is once again partnering with Tom and Lois Ames of Spruce Mountain Ranch, Larkspur, Colo., to host Angus Night on the Mountain on Jan. 15, 2014, during the National Western Stock Show (NWSS).

Angus Night on the Mountain, hosted and underwritten by Ames, is an entertaining evening set at a beautiful venue, all while benefiting the future of the Angus breed. “Having fellow Angus breeders and friends come to Spruce Mountain Ranch and participate in such a worthy event is humbling, and we are honored to be a part of it," says Tom Ames, owner of Spruce Mountain Ranch.

A fundraising event for the Angus Foundation and 2014 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) hosts Indiana, the night is free and open to the public. Spruce Mountain Ranch, a short drive south of Denver, will provide bus transportation to and from the ranch. Buses will pick up attendees on a “first-come, first served” basis at the NWSS following the Angus Bull Sale and Marriott from 5:30-6:00 p.m. Following dinner, the Angus Foundation will auction off a limited number of packages to benefit Angus youth, education and research programs.

Packages available at auction are:

·         Trophy Hunt Safari Package in South Africa by Gary Phillips Hunting Safaris;

·         Getaway Package at Crazy K Ranch in Michie, Tenn., by Crazy K Ranch;

·         Romantic Couples Golf and Spa Weekend Get Away at Omni Resorts Barton Creek in Austin, Texas, by Stallion Angus Ranch, Bertram, Texas;

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

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

·         Angus Foundation Golf Tournament Event Sponsorship at 2014 NJAS, Indianapolis, Indiana by the Angus Foundation;

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

·          “The Guardian” No. 1 of 50 Limited Edition by Legacy, Topeka, Kansas.


In addition, the Indiana Junior Angus Association and Indiana Angus Association will offer a beautiful “Angus in the Heartland” glass art bowl to raise funds for the 2014 NJAS.

All confirmed package descriptions and available photos can be found online at

As in past years, Spruce Mountain Ranch will offer at auction several featured lots of their finest Angus genetics. The night will conclude with socializing and raffle winner announcement for the beautiful #1 of a limited edition gallery wrapped giclee fine art print, titled “The Veterans” by sketch artist Amanda Raithel of, Falls City, Neb.

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

“Angus Night on the Mountain is always an exciting time for all who attend, and ultimately, assisting the Angus Foundation and the 2014 NJAS, in their support of education and research for Angus breeders nationwide,” Cotton says.

 “Fundraising events the magnitude of Angus Night on the Mountain are only possible because of the generous help from charitable supporters,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “The Angus Foundation is very grateful to Tom and Lois for their completely financially underwriting of this fundraiser and likewise, we’re very appreciative of the Angus breeders and allied industry interests who have donated experiences and packages for our live auction.”



About the Angus Foundation

The Angus Foundation was 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 American Angus Association® at 816-383-5100 or go to


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