Memories & Milestones
Auto dealers support education
Paul Bushong and Ray Limoges from ACF Fast Forward received a check for $11,080 from the Glenwood Springs Auto Dealers Association on Dec. 5. Nine dealerships donated $20 per new and used vehicle sold during October 2016 to Fast Forward. Dealerships included Berthod Motors, Glenwood Springs Ford, Land Rover Roaring Fork, Mountain Chevrolet, Bighorn Toyota, Glenwood Volkswagen, Audi Glenwood Springs, Glenwood Springs Subaru and High Country Honda. Fast Forward is a scholarship program awarding $1,000 to $5,000 per year and renewable for the second year to students pursuing career or vocational training, a certificate or two-year degree.
Elks, Scouts hold flag retirement ceremony
The Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge held a flag retirement ceremony Dec. 7 to commemorate the day Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese 75 years ago.
Members of Boy Scout Troop 225 conducted the ceremony outside and were undaunted by the very cold weather. Tyler Madden conducted the Boy Scouts’ flag retirement ceremony. The other young men of the troop completed the folding and burning of old flags in the method tradition dictates.
Members of the lodge and the public viewed the proceedings and appreciated the efforts of the scouts and their leaders.