Memories & Milestones |

Memories & Milestones

Contributed PhotoCalf kids: Sopris Elementary School held an all-school barbecue last Friday with principal Kathy Whiting and vice principal Joe Sprick flipping burgers. There was a school carnival, complete with dunk tank, and the Biggs family brought calves for the children to enjoy. Second-graders Kenna Wilson, left, and Katie Ray were at first hesitant to pet the calves but quickly overcame it.

Proud parents Dave and Tayler Collard of Silt would like to announce the birth of their son, Kaden Luca. Kaden was born at 7:15 p.m. Monday, April 30, 2012. He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Kaden’s grandparents are Wayne Long of Rifle, Jan Thompson of Grand Junction, and Roxene Gray of New Castle. Kaden is welcomed home by big brothers Cohen and Tasen.

At a recent reception honoring its 2012 granted-organization partners, the United Way of Garfield County presented grant checks to 25 local county agencies, a third more organizations than in 2011. This event marks United Way’s 29th year connecting generous donors – businesses large and small, individuals and families – to those most in need in Garfield County’s communities.The reception was held at the Glenwood Springs branch of Community Banks of Colorado, a United Way of Garfield County business partner. This year’s grant recipients include: Advocate Safehouse, Alpine Legal Services, CASA of the Ninth, Catholic Charities, Childhelp River Bridge, Colorado West Regional Mental Health, Early Learning Fund/Raising a Reader, Family Visitor Programs, Feed My Sheep, Garfield County Housing Authority’s Uncle Bob Foundation, Go2Work Programs, High Country RSVP, Hospice of the Valley, Junior Achievement, LIFT-UP, Literacy Outreach, Mountain Valley Developmental Services, Planned Parenthood, Reach Out and Read, River Center, Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers, The Salvation Army, Third Street Center, Sopris Therapeutic Riding Services and YouthZone. Donna Gray, board chair of the United Way of Garfield County, also presented Lafarge North America’s Phil Long with a plaque commemorating his and his organization’s quarter century of support for United Way. Each year, Long and Sunlight Mountain Resort, located high above Glenwood Springs, have teamed up to offer Skier Appreciation Day, with all lift-ticket proceeds for the day donated to United Way of Garfield County. Tom Jankovsky, Sunlight’s general manager and part owner, and the Garfield County Board of County Commission’s representative to the Garfield County Human Services Commission, joined in the award presentation festivities.

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