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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Rusty Crossland and Frosty Merriott, directors of the R H Crossland Foundation, have announced the following 15 $1,000 foundation gifts to the Roaring Fork Valley Community for their fiscal year ending in May: Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program, Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities, Carbondale Senior Housing Corp., Circle Club West, CLEER (Clean Energy Economy for the Region), Computers for Kids, KDNK Public Radio, LIFT-UP, Mt. Sopris Historical Society, Pauline Schneegas Wildlife Foundation, Roaring Fork Conservancy, Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers, Sopris Sun, Thompson Divide Coalition and Wilderness Workshop.

The next meeting to consider gifts will be held in December at a date not yet determined. Please email any requests to It is the foundation’s intent to build on its past contributions for the benefit of the community we all call home. In the past these have included $100,000 to the Thunder River Theatre as one of the founders, $10,000 to Carbondale Senior Housing for the construction of their Recreation Center and numerous contributions to Challenge Aspen, The Buddy Program, CARE and other community organizations that serve our valley.

The Monarch Center is looking for individuals, families, groups of friends, school classes, amateurs, professionals and anyone else interested in creating a chalk art drawing.

We will provide the chalkboards and chalk. You provide the inspiration and artwork.

Chalk art will be displayed on July 4 in Sopris Park and then for two months following in the Carbondale Recreation Center.

Any questions, call Dave Ventimiglia at (720) 412-3335.

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