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Memories & Milestones

Post IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The PRO TKD Martial Arts Center in Carbondale held its annual Kick-A-Thon with record-breaking success. This year the more than 50 participants that kicked for 15 minutes netted 29 who kicked more than 1,500 kicks. The age range was from 5 years old to 50 who accomplished the 100 kicks and above per minute. Last year’s record holder, Nicole Cerdenola of Roaring Fork High School, broke her record of 1,779 with an impressive 1,830. That is 2 kicks a second for 15 minutes. The annual event has many purposes that begin in the first of January with the students setting their goals for how many kicks they will do and for how many pledges they will get. Then they systematically train for two months to achieve their goal. The training consists of various kick conditioning as well as core strengthening drills. As the intensity increases so does their commitment to accomplishing their goal. The pledges are the fundraising part of the project and a standard pledge is 1 penny per kick. This teaches students how to present themselves and a concept to others and allows them to vocalize their goals over and over. The Kick-A-Thon was held Feb. 25. Then students were given one month to collect their pledges. On March 25 the awards party was held to announce the winners of the respective categories. First-place winners receive a custom uniform, and all 1500 Club members receive a custom sweat suit and 1500 Club patch for their uniform.

The New Castle Lions Club are excited to welcome their newest member, Maggie Klink. The New Castle Lions just celebrated their 10th anniversary in November. For project and event information please see

Rob and Kari Bercher of Rifle announce the birth of their daughter, Aubrie Lynn Bercher, at 8:17 a.m. on Jan. 6, 2010. Aubrie weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long at birth.Aubrie joins Brock, 2, and Hunter, 5. Grandparents are Les and Terry Wittwer of Rifle and Charlotte Bercher of Grand Junction.

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