Arvada Tails

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Arvada Tails
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Location
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Status Ongoing
First iteration April 17, 2016
Organizer(s) Noelle White, Luke White
Subject Furry

Arvada Tails is a furry meet and fursuit walk. It is held on the second Sunday of each month, in the Olde Town historical district in Arvada, Colorado, USA, including Mcllvoy Park and Fuzzy's Taco Shop. This location has become very familiar with furries, who are invited with open arms.

History[edit]

In April 2016, two fursuit makers, Kayleigh Grosskreuz and Noelle White, organized a small event in central Colorado for furries of the area to gather, eat at a local taco shop called Fuzzy's Tacos, and parade around the outdoor mall. Word quickly spread throughout the other fur meets of Colorado, and in its second month the event began to see attendees from as far as Colorado Springs, 80 miles away. The relaxed atmosphere started to attract even more attendees, and by its seventh month it had as many as 46 furries.

Arvada Tails brick, in the sidewalk of Olde Town Arvada

On December 18, 2016, a brick was revealed to the members of the Arvada Tails, following a donation of $200 to Olde Town Arvada. This money was first given to the Arvada Tails on September 11, 2016 by the Chairman of the Harvest Festival, Renee Nelson.

On August 13, 2017, the Arvada Tails staff held the Arvada Tails Dark Carnival Day in the Park. This was a "mini-con" intended as a tribute to Rocky Mountain Fur Con (RMFC), a local convention that was canceled earlier in 2017. The event was comprised of various carnival themed games for fursuiters, "The Punishment Game" made famous by Dae the rabbit during RMFC 2015, and even a dance showcase, featuring 7 routines. The mini-con saw 180 total attendees, and raised $95 for the Foothills Animal Shelter in Golden, Colorado.

Honorable mentions:

  • October 2016 during the festival of the scarecrow, the Arvada Tails creation was awarded first place for scariest scarecrow.
  • October 2017 during the festival of the scarecrow, the Arvada Tails creation was awarded second place for scariest scarecrow.

Charity: Several members of the group help out in the community in various ways according to various interests. Some of these activities include; collecting donations for local animal shelters; back to school supply runs; food and book collections for local pantries and little libraries; knitting scarfs, hats, and blankets for the elderly and homeless; attending parties and hospitals; and cleaning up the trash in the local park.

Leadership[edit]

As of December, 2016, the organisers of Arvada Tails are:

Attendance[edit]

Attendance(Fursuiters)
Year January February March April May June July August September October November December
2016 - - - 11(6)* 13(7)* 15(7)* 15(5)* 21(11)* 35(19)* 46(32)* 45(27)* 42(25)
2017 62(35) 74(30) 53(26) 60(26) 39(20) 78(31) 72(25) 180(62) 44(21) 62(36) 92(38) 79(53)
2018 81(48) 53(29) 85(50) 72(47) 64(44) 67(42) 70(46) 66(37)* 73(56) - - -

.*Estimated

Offshoots[edit]

Arvada Tails mini con group photo in Mcilvoy Park

Other groups of furries regularly attend events hosted in the city of Arvada, such as festivals. Some of the past events have included:

  • Arvada Tails Arts and Crafts
  • Arvada Tails Chocolate Event
  • Arvada Tails Halloween
  • Arvada Tails Fall Fest
  • Arvada Tails Festival of Scarecrows
  • St. Patty's Day Mini Meet
  • Arvada Tails RMFC Dark Carnival Tribute Day in the Park

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