Re-2 staff ‘let hair down’ at dinner |

Re-2 staff ‘let hair down’ at dinner

Theresa Hamilton
Re-2 director of districtwide services

The annual Garfield Re-2 Hootenanny and Retirement dinner took place Friday, April 30, at the Two Rivers Convention Center.

This year’s ceremony honored 12 retirees: Randy Hesselberg, Eldon White, Chris Pearson, Bruce Gallagher, Jane Jones, Lorraine McNeal, Joy Klein, Sandra Burwell, Linda Olson, Carole Barnett, Delaine McBride and Jan Bennett. Their contributions to the children of Garfield Re-2 can never truly be quantified, and they will all be missed when the first bell rings next school year.

Re-2 Board President Vicki VanEngelenburg presented Tracy Peterson, Anne Guettler and Marla Nelson with the Volunteer of the Year award.

“It’s fun to spend an evening with colleagues and just let our hair down,” said Highland academic coach Amy Spradlin.

“Each year the festivities get better and better.”

Corporate donations specifically for district celebrations made the event possible.


The third annual Roy Moore Elementary Art Auction took place Monday, May 3, at the Miner’s Claim Restaurant in Silt and raised more than $2,500 for the school’s art programs. Five student pieces were auctioned off, and each fetched a price between $200 and $425.

Emma Ramsey received the 2004 Spirit Award, along with a $200 savings bond donated by Spirit Liquors of New Castle. The event was sponsored by: Miner’s Claim Restaurant, Aspen Silk, Carl Murray, Paul and Bonnie Hoffman, Elmer’s Suds, Spirit’s Liquors, Columbine Liquors, Jon’s Liquors, Rainbow Liquors, Aspen Leaf Soap Factory and Jean Wing.


The first annual Rifle High School Art Auction was held at Creekbend Coffee Friday, May 7. Pieces from the classes of Josh Butler and Leslie Keery were auctioned to raise money for the Rifle High art programs ” specifically, a new kiln.

More than a dozen pieces hit the auction blocks, raising nearly $2,500.


Important upcoming dates:

– 11 RME 5th grade musical, RME gymnasium, 7 p.m.

– 13 RMS Choir concert, RMS North Campus cafeteria, 7 p.m.

– 18 RIV Band concert, RIV, 7 p.m.

– 21 RMS eighth-grade banquet, RMS North Campus cafeteria, 6:30-10:30 p.m.

– 23 RHS graduation, RHS stadium, 2 p.m.

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