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Prom Night 2002 thanks

Dear Editor,With 440 attendees, Prom Night 2002 was a huge success for the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association and the community, and we would like to thank those who made it possible:This event could not have happened without corporate sponsors: Frontier Airlines (official airlines of the Annual Ball & Auction), Glenwood Springs Post Independent and Prince Creek Construction. Thanks also to our gaming table sponsors: Pinnacol Assurance; HP Geotech; Vicki Lee Green Realtors; Dalby, Wendland; Roaring Fork Internet Users Group; Glenwood Springs Post Independent; Tillie Inc; Berthod Motors; and US Bank. And thanks to our 21 corporate table sponsors. More than 150 Chamber businesses and 50 cities and resorts throughout the United States contributed auction items or materials for this event.A very special thanks to Joan Adler who drove all the way to Denver and back in blizzard conditions to pick up those delicious Krispy Kreme donuts for dessert. Thanks also to Joan, Karen Christner, Sandra Smith, and Ginny Barbier, for the best table decorations ever. Thanks to the Glenwood Springs Post Independent and especially twist contest winner and publisher Valerie Smith for great event coverage and especially for the Prom Picture contest. Kudos to Chamber Ambassadors Dr. Cliff Keen, Ronnie Smith, Jim and Mary Nelson, Bob Zanella, Tanya LaFrenze, Dennis Bader, Marolyn Cummins, Steve Carter, and Ken Kranz. Thanks also to Sue Corsentino and Cyn Cyr for pre-event publicity on Channel 12 .Thanks to Wal-Mart for donating a photo printer and to Mike and Vicky Daulton for photographing our Prom couples “at the hop.” How do you transform a community center gym into a ’50s style prom and then run a successful auction? Ask Marianne and John Ackerman, Chamber husbands Deric Walter, Bruce Mugford, Tony Svatos and Rabbit Alstad, Sandra Smith, Brian Romig, Manette Anderson, Shannon and Dan Campbell, Karen Christner, Butler Rents, the crew from the Rivers Restaurant and the Community Center.Speaking of the Community Center and the Rivers, we couldn’t have done it without you! Dan Rodgerson, Kathleen Millbraith and the entire staff of the Community Center, you rock! Derrick MacViccar, and the fabulous team from the Rivers, you roll!Thanks to Camille Tolar and the musicians of Local Color for literally creating an oldies band that is bound to be entertaining in the valley for a long time. Thank you to Spotted Dog Designs, and Suzie Romig for an outstanding on-line auction. And thanks to Mike Henry, Steve Carter and Silver Nickel Auction’s Ralph Fritzlan for taking care of the live auction. Hooray for Annig and Howard Raley who ran the arm and leg raffle.The program was made possible by local personalities: Cyn Cyr, our own Queen of the Hop, Janie Crisp (who will be forever known as the cafeteria lady), everyone’s favorite music teacher, Patsy Guadnola, and to Larry Mincer, Mary Steinbrecher, Ken Kranz and Mayor Don Vanderhoof. Chris Tribble (Versatile Video Productions) and Jeff Fagnant of AIS were invaluable. Chris created a video year in review to rival any presentation we’ve ever had. And Jeff Fagnant worked well into the night to deliver PowerPoint presentations to honor outstanding citizens. Thanks to Paul Vandre for once again getting it all on tape and available for viewing on Channel 12.Speaking of late night hours, my staff is to be commended: Shiela Mugford, Tracey Walter, Lori Hogan, Raelyn Westley, Erin Alfstad, and especially Cindy Svatos, the best events director in Glenwood history – you guys rule. Thanks also to Amy Ackerman, Megan Eichelman and Ella McReynolds for running the coat check well past midnight. And kudos to Alfredo’s Cleaning Service, whose assistance in clean up was invaluable. If you attended the ball, donated or purchased an auction item, bid on line or contributed in any way to this event, I cannot thank you enough. The Chamber’s slogan for 2002 is “Our unity creates community.” I think this event is proof of that!Sincerely,Marianne VirgiliExecutive DirectorGlenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association


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