Supporters of President Obama celebrated the opening of a field office in Silverthorne Wednesday that will serve Summit, Lake and Grand counties this election season.
The opening party began at 5 p.m. Wednesday and hosted 80 community members, organizers and volunteers who came out to support the field office for the 2012 campaign.
"We were expecting around 50 people to show up, the attendance exceeded our expectations, and most of the 80 community members who showed up signed up to volunteer," said Dylan Roberts, regional director of the Obama Campaign in Western Colorado.
Entertainment by local musicians Nancy Cook and Randall McKinnon was provided by field office staff.
Volunteer Pam Bradley said this campaign is her first experience being involved politically, but she is driven by the chance of seeing Obama elected for a second term.
"I'm volunteering because I feel it is so important for this election to go with the president again," Bradley said. "With Colorado being a swing state, it is extremely important to get involved - to get everyone involved."
Alyssa Roberts, Summit County Obama field organizer, spoke to the crowd on spreading the word about voter registration and updating information.
"We're focusing on voter registration for this campaign and encouraging everyone to ensure that their information is up to date," Roberts said.
The new field office will be open every day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
"There are several opportunities for community members to get involved and the field office is a great place to drop in anytime," Dylan Roberts said.
"The turnout from the opening party is very encouraging," organizer Alyssa Roberts said. "Myself, the other volunteers and Obama supporters are very motivated in ushering in the president for his second term this November."