Donors gift buys new bus for Traveler
Twenty thousand dollars is missing. Dave Norman, of the Northwest Colorado Area Agency on Aging, told Colorado Mountain College Senior Programs Director Deb Stewart that due to state cutbacks, the Traveler Program and Senior Nutrition Program will lose $20,000. The programs will be impacted by cutbacks beginning in July.A brand new Traveler bus for senior and disabled riders will be dedicated at 12:30 p.m. March 23 at the CMC Glenwood Center. The bus is a trust gift from Lucy Huntley, after which the CMCs Senior Center is named. Huntley generously set aside $20,000 as an estate gift to the seniors program, and a matching grant helped buy the bus. Planned giving and estate gifts help support nonprofit agencies, directing funds to areas of the donors choice.On a related note, one of the things nonprofit agencies will need now more than ever is a greater volunteer workforce. High Country RSVP will hold a Volunteer Roundup from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at Glenwood Springs Mall. RSVP helps provide 111 nonprofit agencies in our community with a volunteer workforce, so they dont spend as much money on paid staff. The mall event will let the community know what services are offered through the different nonprofit agencies, and offer opportunities for volunteers to sign up. At least 15 agencies will be represented. This is just the beginning of RSVPs program to increase volunteer numbers in the area.
A CMC Student Photography and Graphic Arts Exhibit, Art you going my way?, will be held April 2-23 at the Glenwood Springs Arts Center. The Art Center welcomes the community to see the student art with this invitation: This popular student exhibit showcases the works and portfolios of graduating CMC Photography & Graphic Arts students. Business leaders are invited to meet the students, browse through their portfolios, give them career tips, and share information regarding intern programs. Join us and visit the world through the eyes of these artists, and come out to encourage the talents of these young people as they venture out into the world.In the meantime, see CMC student art from across the college district, currently showcased at the Gallery at 9th and Grand. Currents 2004 features student-selected works from the Roaring Fork Valley, Rifle, Eagle, Buena Vista and Chaffee County. There are paintings, photography, graphic design, beadwork and even a mixed-media collection of miniature royalty crowns. Some works are for sale, and definitely worth the look. The Gallery reception is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 2.
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