Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association’s 2004 Annual Ball |

Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association’s 2004 Annual Ball

It is not often locals have the opportunity to spend an evening out on the town in gowns and tuxedos.This year more than 350 guests attended the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Associations 2004 Annual Ball held Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Hotel Colorado. Guests were asked to wear either vintage clothing or black or white evening attire, a request which coincided nicely with this years theme, Memories in Shades of Black & White. Some women wore glamorous evening gowns accessorized with glittering jewelry or fur wraps, while the men opted for either nice business suits or tuxedos.During the cocktail hour, guests mingled in the reception area of the hotel or perused auction items in the Roosevelt Room. After dinner, a video presentation showed how much Glenwood has changed in the past decade through its people and events. One bittersweet moment that produced a few sad sighs in the audience was when a picture of the late Vicki Lee Green flashed on the screen.Though the evening provided a remembrance of the past, for Volunteer of the Year Bob Zanella it was also a glimpse of the future. Zanella and his wife, Beverly, were given a trip to Italy by a few generous individuals who wanted to thank him for his service to the Chamber last year.However, one man who is not going anywhere is Floyd Diemoz, who received the Citizen of the Year honor. The reason he is staying is that there is nowhere for Diemoz to hide, as Tillie Fischer explained, mostly because his fingerprints are all over Glenwood. Diemoz was honored for his role in preserving local history for future generations through his historical and structural integrity as well as his respect for the environment.Diemoz also serves on the Glenwood Springs Transportation Committee, which will be involved in the Grand Avenue Paving Project. And as Rollie Fischer said, Now something will be done!

Todd Thulson, left, works for Glenwood Insurance and his wife, Julie. Joe Luetke of Steamboat Springs manages Alpine Insurance Agency.

From left, Terry Stark owns Stark Roofing, Patsy Stark and Andrea Bersson work for Comcast and Pat Tonozzi is a truck driver.

Steve Kyle, left, of New Castle owns the Pit Stop, Shannon Kyle is a broker at Mason and Morse, Wayne Gentilini is sales manager at Glenwood Springs Ford and Jane Gentilini works at Mona Lisa.

From left, Erik and Judy Martin of Glenwood are retired, Jim Mason owns Spirit of the West Land Co., Rene Mason works at US Bank, Bruce Robinson is president at Alpine Bank and Dayle Robinson works at Colorado Mountain College.

From left, Ginny Baier is a broker at Glenwood Realty, Bruce Baier owns Baier Appraisal Services, Rick Padrnos is vice-president at Vectra Bank and Dyan Parker is visiting from New Hampshire.

From left, Carolee Bolitho is a full-time mom, Scott Bolitho is an owner and partner in Glenwood Insurance Agency, Michelle James of New Castle is a broker associate and co-owner of Vicki Lee Green Realtors and Tonya Nieslanik of Glenwood is also a broker associate and co-owner of Vicki Lee Green Realtors.

From left, Tom Zanella of Aurora, Bob Zanella, Beverly Zanella, Steve Zanella of Las Vegas, Nev., and Jean Ewen of Denver.

Some from the Glenwood Springs Chamber members, clockwise from back, Steve Beckley is on the board of directors, Raelyn Westley is director of membership, Shiela Mugford is director of special projects, Marti Wolfe is director of Internet technologies, Carolyn Barron is the office manager, Janet Rippy is director of communications, Lori Hogan is director of tourism marketing, Marianne Virgili is executive director and Joni Bates is assistant to membership and marketing.

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