A new “coffee table book” about Weld County is being released in September by Colorado’s renowned nature photographer John Fielder. The project was commissioned by the Weld Community Foundation as a gift to the community in celebration of the Foundation’s upcoming 25th anniversary.
Weld County: 4,000 Square Miles of Grandeur, Greatness & Yesterdays features more than 175 images of farms and ranches, the Poudre, Platte and St. Vrain rivers, the grasslands and Pawnee Buttes, old towns and buildings, Weld County celebrations, and wildlife. It will also showcase then & now photographs of historic Weld County. Weld’s de facto official historian, Peggy Ford Waldo, is contributing the text. In fact, check out the page 2 of the Greeley Tribune each Saturday in 2021 for previews of what’s inside.
Rand E. Morgan, CEO of the Community Foundation stated, “We reached out to John Fielder with the seed of an idea in 2016. We are thrilled with how this small seed has flourished over the last four years. The pictures truly honor this great place where we live. As is the case with healthy growth, we know our community is on the cusp of dramatic change in the coming years. This book captures and celebrates the beauty of the county we know and love as it’s seen today.”
For 24 years, the Weld Community Foundation has helped the people of Weld County navigate the ever-shifting currents of philanthropy; providing connections, resources, and expertise so they can spread the good and strengthen the bonds of community. Thanks to the generosity of donors, the Foundation surpassed $36 million in assets and distributed almost $1.8 million to our community in 2020.
Weld County: 4,000 Square Miles of Grandeur, Greatness & Yesterdays ($45) is now available for pre-purchase for a limited time only April 1 – June 1 at up to a 40% discount. Your purchase now guarantees that your books will be added into our 1st printing. You will receive your books in September when they arrive from the printer. What a great gift this will make for friends, relatives, customers and clients in 2021! Credit cards only. And remember, half of the book proceeds will benefit the Foundation. Read more about the book and make your pre-purchase here on John Fielder’s website.