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Memories & Milestones

Glenwood Noon Rotary Grant Awards

The Glenwood Springs Noon Rotary Club recently awarded $8,100 in grants to four local nonprofit organizations to help them grow and continue providing services to the residents of Glenwood Springs and Garfield County. The organizations selected were: Access Roaring Fork, under the direction of Deb Rice, providing quality programs and classes to middle school students throughout Garfield County; Family Visitor Programs, under the direction of Sandy Swanson, promotes healthy families by providing education, advocacy and support services that strengthen and empower parents, foster the optimal development of children, and prevent child abuse and neglect; Feed My Sheep Ministry, under the direction of Karen Peppers, provides for the homeless and less fortunate offering a safe place to receive respect, encouragement, love and dignity; and Colorado Mental Health, represented by Jackie Skramstad, provides mental health services for all of the residents living in Garfield County.

Funds for these grants were raised through fundraising projects held by the Glenwood Springs Noon Rotary Club, like the recent Restaurant Reward fundraiser, the Rotary Re-find Community Yard Sale happening this Saturday, May 18, at 2602 Glen Ave., and the Strawberry Days Pancake Breakfast.

In addition to the grants the Noon Rotary Club provides several scholarships for Glenwood High School seniors who are continuing with their education.

The Noon Rotary Club of Glenwood Springs is again accepting requests for funding, with grant applications now being accepted through June 30. To obtain information regarding the grants and for an application go to

Anderson-Tharp engagement

Carl Tharp and Sheri Tonozzi of Glenwood Springs are overjoyed to announce the engagement of their son, Francisco Anton Tharp, to Elsa Sommer Anderson, daughter of Nanon and David Anderson of Golden.

Elsa and Cisco live in Leadville, where they work for the Colorado Outward Bound School, an adventure education nonprofit.

A late September wedding is planned at Ski Sunlight.

Daughter for the McNelly-Davises

Bethany Susan McNelly-Davis and James Perry McNelly-Davis are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Margaret Danger McNelly-Davis. Margaret was born May 3, 2013, at their home on Thomaston, Maine. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 19 3/4 inches long at birth.

Among those present were Dr. Sarah Ackerly and Dr. Heather Hydzik, both naturopathic doctors and certified professional midwives, and Molly Burke and Tiffany Carter Skillings, assisting midwives. Also attending were Merced and Casco (dog and cat).

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