Readers Say Thanks
Toy drive doubles goal
Toys were collected from Grand River Health employees to be given to Grand Valley Giving Tree and Rifle Angel tree. Our goal was 100 toys for Children 0-18 years old to be divided between these two groups. Our wonderful staff contributed double our goal, reaching 201 gifts. Thank you, Grand River Health employees, for being so generous.
Hand cycle a dream come true
Thank you all so much, from the bottom of my wheels, for helping me get this absolute beautiful piece of machinery. This gift has restored a happiness that has been missing from my life since my dirt bike accident left me paralyzed from chest down in 2008. I was 20 years old. This adaptive bike, an Explorer 3 Fat hand-cycle, arrived in October, and was ready to test, with shocks, disk brakes and power (assist). It’s an absolute dream come true. The bike gives me the freedom to ride once again with friends. It opened the doors to a family tradition, of riding the trails in Moab over Thanksgiving. This year we were once again a true moto family. You will never really know the impact this will have on my life, physically and mentally.
I would like to offer a very special thank-you to Janet Lohman, Peppy and Wally Dallenbach with The Colorado 500 for creating the Keith’s Bike Charity Event. To all the many sponsors and volunteers who helped make it successful. Without everyone’s kindness and generosity, this dream could not have come true. I can’t list all who helped or gave or showed up, but a few of the sponsors are the Colorado 500 and members; Alpine Bank; Gran Farnum Printing; Office Depot staff; The Property Shop R.E.; The Hickory House Restaurant; LP Heard Larry and Patty for the great music; Trudi, Keith and Kelly Johnson; and Stubbie’s Restaurant.
And everyone else who donated items towards the silent auction, those who bid on the great items, and the bikers who manned the poker run stops. All the volunteers, who stayed at the Dallenbach Ranch to set up. Of course, my Parents, Woody, Wendy and my lovely sister Kira Harrison, who have stuck by my side through thick and thin. I love you all from the bottom of my heart. Braaaaaap to my friends, see you on the trails.
CARE open house a huge success
The third annual Holiday Open House at Colorado Animal Rescue was held on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9 and 10. The event was a huge success.
A big thank-you to our sponsor, Mullenax Roofing and Gutters, for making it possible. Seven dogs and two cats found their forever homes just in time for the holiday season.
There are still many animals that need a home (or a foster home) for the holidays, so please come up and visit us.
special events/volunteer manager
Colorado Animal Rescue