A great time had at Mother’s Day Mile
Dear Editor,What a fantastic time we had at the Mother’s Day Mile this year! Music, pie raffles, face painting, massage, gift baskets, bone density evaluations, crafts, ZipCycle demos, and of course some fantastic runners and walkers. There were so many people who made this race a success. First of all, we want to thank everyone who registered (over 450), all the volunteers (over 60), and our faithful sponsor for the past three years Glenwood Medical Associates. Together you helped us raise over $5,000 for programs to eliminate domestic violence in our community.It takes a community to produce a fun-filled memorable event and we certainly had a tremendous amount of support. Schmueser Gordon Meyer Consulting Engineers & Surveyors provided the designer water bottles and Innermountain Mountain Distributing provided the after race water. St. Stephen’s School once again allowed us to use their playing field for our post race celebration. GSHS students Sara Gasnick and Jackie Collier gave us time to reflect on our blessings as they sang the Star Spangled Banner and America the Beautiful.New this year were the delightful silent auction Mother’s Day Mile treat baskets donated by Hallmark, Dunlaps, Mt. Peddler, Xi Gamma Tau, Rifle Rotary, Local Book Groups, Mini College, Youth Recovery Center, Quilters of the Rockies, St. Stephens School, Cable 12, ASP Board, and Roaring Fork Women’s Triathlon Group.Special thanks to Marilee Rippy and Paul Salmen for their entertaining color commentary and announcement skills throughout the day. Even the rain couldn’t dampen their cheery chit chat. Before we get the hook from the Post Independent we’d like to mention thanks to other important community supporters: Safeway, Valley View Hospital, Giraffiks, Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs Chamber of Commerce, Alice Sjoberg, Print Works, John Goodwin, GSHS NHS Students, Alison Limoges, Jo Bershenyi, PEO – Chapters AO & FY, ZipCycles West, Glenwood Springs Police Department, Glenwood Springs Public Works, the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, and all the pie bakers.Above and beyond thanks to the Advocate Safehouse Project’s Board of Directors and spouses for their hours of planning and producing the Mother’s Day Mile.Peace Begins at Home . and on the starting line of the Mother’s Day Mile! We remain committed to making our community a safer place to live for men, women and children. See you next year!Thank You!Nancy ReinischJulie OlsonAdvocate Safehouse Project
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