Annual Benefit Concert

Thanks to everyone who supported the July 8 benefit concert featuring “Quemando” at Grande River Vineyards in Palisade

The annual benefit concert “Celebrate the Hands that Harvest/ Las Manos que Cosechan” was like Christmas in July for CMS: a time for joy, sharing and appreciation. The concert featured the tremendous talent of Quemando, “Colorado’s hottest Latin salsa band,” and many concert-goers purchased a delicious meal of tamales, rice and beans topped off with CMS’ cook Maria’s famous creamy and spicy salsa.

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What a great way to celebrate and honor local farmworkers and their families.


See many more photos in our 2017 benefit concert album on Facebook:






Thank you to all of this year’s sponsors! Alpine Bank was once again the Title Sponsor for the event.

PEACH level sponsors for 2017 include Grand Valley Winery Association, The Palisade Café 11.0, Rancho Durazno, Mesa County Migrant Ministry Community Thrift Shop, JUAN Radio 104.7 and KJCT News8.

APRICOT sponsors: Forté Farms, St. Mary’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center.

CHERRY sponsors: 626 on Rood, Bloomin’ Babies Birth Center, Dalby, Wendland & Co, PC, Mays Concrete, Talbott’s Mountain Gold, Rottman Eye Care, PC, Bob Ricketts and Donna Schultz, Wine Country Inn



GRAPE sponsors: Altrusa International of Palisade, Carlson Vineyards, Colorado National Bank, COOP Country ACE Hardware, GJ DanceSport, Diorio’s of Palisade, Jeff and DiAnn Howard, JC Photography, Knode & Associates Insurance, Lincoln Cabinets, Inc., Marillac Health, Palisade Historical Society, Rattlesnake Canyon Vineyard, Millie Slagle, Two Guys & A Peach, Vistas & Vineyards Bed and Breakfast, Western Colorado Horticultural Society

Please join us in thanking our sponsors for their generosity.  We at CMS greatly appreciate their support!