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The Good, The Bad And The Yelpy



Yee-haw! It was all boots and bandannas on August 14, 2009, as more than 100 Elites and members of the Aurora Picture Show were lassoed up for a western-themed hoedown at Aurora Ranch a.k.a. the Aurora Picture Show video library.

Cowboys and cowgirls got to nosh on an assortment of pies from local favorite Pink's Pizza, warm, buttery popcorn, and cookies, lemon squares and half-baked brownies courtesy of Dessert Gallery's newest location. There to help wash it all down was crisp brew from Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Fuze Beverages and Bridlewood Estate Winery. Getting the gang into a boot scootin' groove was DJ Eddie Spettro spinning country classics from the likes of Hank Williams and David Allen Coe, as black and white Westerns played on flat screens. The Yelp posse also shared a few rounds of poses with the legendary Roy Rogers in the photo booth (including bales of hay and all!). How's that for a campout?!

But the party didn't stop there, y'all. When the event was over, the Squad packed their picnics and moseyed on yonder and across the street to The Menil Collection to enjoy an outdoor flick, "Hi Ho Silver: A Ride Through TV Westerns", part of The Menil and Aurora's summer movies in the park series. Perfect weather + a slammin' mixer + a Western under the stars. Now this is how the West is won!

Be sure to check out yelpers' thoughts on the rootin' tootin' shindig, along with photos!

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