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Readers Say Thanks

A fantastic Firekracker 4K

The Glenwood Springs Lions Club would like to thank all the sponsors and supporters who helped us successfully carry out our fourth annual Firekracker 4K race. This event was such a great success. We also thank the many businesses that provided prizes and refreshments for our participants. From last year, we doubled the number of runners in 2017 to 150 making it possible to help many more deserving people with vision needs in our area.

Our club joined with the city of Glenwood Springs on the planning committee, headed by Olivia Carmichael, in organizing this glorious day. All hands that were involved should be proud of the local celebration. There is nothing better than an old fashioned 4th of July.

Thank you to the businesses that help us make it possible to provide our services throughout the year: Alpine Bank, Berthod Motors, Bighorn Toyota, Dalby Wendland CPAs, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Glenwood Hot Springs, Glenwood Insurance, 20/20 Eye Care, Glenwood Springs Ford, Grande Optics, Iron Mountain Hot Springs, Mountain Chevrolet, Post Independent, Roaring Fork Furniture, Roaring Fork Liquors, Sandy’s Office Supply, Independence Run & Hike, Valley View Hospital, Downtown Drug and Walmart.

Kathy Wren

president, Glenwood Springs Lions Club

Nelson’s made some happy campers

When your car has issues on a Friday at 3:30 p.m., you know it probably won’t get fixed until Monday. But when you have traveled two hours away from home, with two cars, 12 girl Scouts, two adults and all their gear to go to Girl Scout camp, it’s a different kind of “Oh no!” when you find something wrong with the car.

I called Nelson’s Auto Body to ask if they could fix our car window that rolled down and didn’t come back up, and they said they could fix it on Monday. When I told them that I had six girl scouts in my car, with all their gear, the camp is outside and I have no way to keep my car dry if it rains, and that I had just paid to have the same window fixed three days ago, he said to bring it in. When we arrived he got us right in, and 12 girls scouts sang songs in the parking lot while he took care of our window. As we waited, we noticed our second car had low air, so Nelson’s Auto Body looked at the tire, found a nail in it, and sent us to a tire shop to get it fixed. Before we left Nelson’s Auto Body, window up and secure, he knocked our socks off and said, “Have fun at Girl Scout camp!” and he wouldn’t accept payment.

Thank you, Nelson’s Auto Body, for fixing our car window and for your generosity. You were a huge blessing. And the tire fix by Alpine Tire kept us moving. It is great to have such kind people and businesses to work with when faced with challenges. The Girl Scout law includes being “friendly and helpful, considerate and caring … and to make the world a better place.” You were a living example of all these things to our Girl Scout troop on that day.


Gunnison Girl Scout Troop 13461

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