A tropical breeze is blowing through Silverthorne | SummitDaily.com

A tropical breeze is blowing through Silverthorne

SILVERTHORNE – Tropical shorts, pareos and bikinis may be in stores throughout the county, but the hot, sultry weather to wear them is far, far away … unless you’re at the Silverthorne Pavilion.

The second annual Spring Fling breezes into the pavilion at 6 p.m. Saturday night.

Wearing a loud tropical shirt and white Panama hat, Del Clark warms up the night with his beach-party favorites including Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley, Rolling Stones and Beach Boys tunes. He’ll give away prizes for the most limber limbo walker, the wildest hula hips and the hottest tropical attire. One guest will win a trip for two to a sunny, surprise location.

Clark has been throwing beach bum shows for 10 years, playing the guitar, keyboard and country fiddle and singing. He has played for the Disney Cruise Line and currently performs at the Bahama Breeze at Park Meadows Mall. At his day job, he works with chronically mentally ill patients as a music therapist, which he says has helped him deal with unruly bar patrons.

Beach lovers have two options for their Spring Fling: They can help themselves to the tropical buffet for a $25 ticket or show up for the party afterward for $15. People who participate in the annual town cleanup day from 8 a.m. to noon receive a $5 discount by getting a stamped ticket at the barbecue at Rainbow Park.

The dinner buffet includes Caribbean tossed salad, Thai vegetable salad, chicken breast with Thai sweet pepper sauce, herb-encrusted pork loin with sweet and sour sauce, Mayan stir fried rice, fried vegetables, chocolate-dipped strawberries, pineapple upside-down cake and chocolate macadamia nut brownies.

The Spring Fling is a fundraiser for the town to purchase an outdoor sign at the pavilion. For tickets, call (970) 262-7370.

Kimberly Nicoletti can be reached at (970) 668-3998 ext. 245 or by e-mail at knicoletti@summitdaily.com.

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