Readers Say Thanks
Colorado Gives Day a success
Garfield County Libraries Foundation wants to say a big thank you to all who donated on Colorado Gives Day. The Foundation was able to raise $1,525 for our six branch libraries. We truly appreciate your commitment to library services in Garfield County. Because of you, all of the Garfield County branch libraries are able to serve over 1,000 people a day. And your generosity will allow the Garfield County Libraries to continue to provide a world of possibilities to our communities. Thank you!
Thank you from Carbondale’s Clay Center Annual Cup Auction
On December 4th, the Carbondale Clay Center held its 18th Annual Cup Auction. This year, we received over 220 donated, hand-made cups, from artists all over the country. As I wrap up the last of them, I feel compelled to publicly recognize the multitude of generous individuals that help make this event possible.
I wanted to give a heart felt thanks to the following: Sunni McBride and Susan Proctor for generously sponsoring the Members Preview and the Cup Auction. Lynn Kirchner of Amore Realty, for helping us find the perfect location for this event and to Bob and Jerri Shapiro for kindly letting us hold the event in their beautiful space on Main Street in Carbondale.
For the labor and love put into the food, Sandie Gardner and Giana Grossman. For the festive cocktails, Michelle Marlow of the Marble Distillery and Klinton Wheeler of Summit Distributing. Thanks to Kara Montie and Edward Barber for the amazing music played during our Members Preview and to Seth Davis, who once again serenaded us during the Cup Auction. To Kurt Peterson for his ingenuity in creating and building our display tables. To our lovely volunteers; Katie Alderson, Lavinia Losof, Annie Bell and Trent Palmer. Thanks to Stanley Bell for this years poster design. A special thanks to the Clay Centers talented Residents, Collette Spears, Liz Heller and Elina Jurado for not only donating to the event, but also helping to set it up and take it down. A very special thanks to Matthew Eames, not only for his cup donation, but for literally putting the show together. For lending us equipment to light the gallery, Philip Hone Williams, SAW and the Harvey Meadows Gallery. Thanks to Bonfire Coffee, for the use of their coffee carafes and to Premier Party Rental for donating the coat racks. A huge thanks to Lowes, for working with us on the materials for the display tables.
A very sincere thanks to the unending generosity of the talented local artists who participated this year. Sam Harvey, Allegheny Meadows, Diane Kenny, Doug Casebeer, Steven Colby, Kendra Sparks, Mike Rand, Peg Malloy, Anne Goldberg, Dan Berg, Doni Hubbard, Sandie Gardner, Frank McGuirk, Lisa Ellena, Laura Smith, Katie Kitchen, Diane Light, Mary Ballou, Stanley Bell, Brian Colley, Takeo Oekat, Tyler Bopp, Pama Colle, Steve Keohane, Wewer Keohane, Bradley Walters, isa Singer, Ginny Beesley, Matthew Eames, Liz Heller, Collette Spears, Elina Jurado, Gail Bartik, Marianne Breed, Matt Johnson, Ralph Scala, Natalie Squillante, Molly Berger, Takashi Nakazato, Quinn Maher, John Emerson, Jennifer Degges, K Cesark and Cory Bluemling. Without them, this event would not be possible.
Lastly, a heartfelt thanks for the enthusiasm and thoughtfulness of the Board of Directors; Lily Larkin, Larry Cohen, Sam Harvey, Frank McGuirk, Jay Phillips, Trent Palmer, Kurt Peterson, Annie Bell and Lori Dresner, and the Board Advisory members; Doug Casebeer, Lynn Kirchner and Sunni McBride.
With sincere gratitude,
Interim Executive Director
Carbondale Clay Center
Holiday Open House a success
Colorado Animal Rescue would like to extend a big thank you to Mullenax Roofing and Construction for sponsoring our Holiday Open House this year. Many thanks also goes to everyone who adopted, donated and shared in the holiday season celebration. Eighteen dogs and cats are now in fabulous forever homes in time for the holidays.
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