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Readers Say Thanks

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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

A heartfelt note of thanks to the many people who helped make “Dancers Dancing 2012 … Connecting the Dots” a success.

The teachers and staff at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, and the entire cast of the production join in expressing appreciation to the community for working together with us to create a very special event. It is a joy to be part of a performance that brings together confident and skilled dancers, musicians, singers, and visual artists of all ages.

Our exceptional technical crew created the magic that made for a smooth and visually pleasing performance. Thanks to all of them.

Thanks to the crew who helped us transport the show from the Center for the Arts to Glenwood Springs High School and back, with the use of the Property Shop truck.

Thanks to the parents and families that coordinated the backstage and dressing rooms, and who supported their children through the year.

We appreciated the help with our intermission concessions from the Roaring Fork Bakery, Innermountain Distributing Co. and the Village Inn. The band that provided us with live music was outstanding. We love you.

We appreciated the opportunity to spend a delightful week in the fine arts wing of the Glenwood Springs High School working in the Jeannie Miller Theatre.

We send special recognition to our guest artists. We loved our warm and receptive audiences. Most of all, congratulations to our outstanding students for their dedication and talent. You rock.

Maurine Taufer, Director for Dance

Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts

Glenwood Springs

Thanks to everyone who participated in the second annual Read With Me week. Once again, this event brought together numerous local organizations to raise awareness of the importance of books in the lives of children under the age of 6.

For five days in February, parents were encouraged to read to their young children and visit local libraries for scheduled story times, and children were challenged to track their read-aloud time at home. As a result, local parents reported a cumulative total of 3,652 books read during the five-day period.

According to the research, reading books with young children in the years before kindergarten has a profound impact on the child’s language and brain development, readiness for kindergarten and long-term commitment to learning.

This year’s Read With Me week brought together many local organizations, including Raising A Reader, Reach Out and Read Colorado, Garfield County DHS Childcare Program, Betsy’s Barefoot Books, Garfield County Regional Library District, Basalt Regional Library and Early Childhood Network. Sponsors included Pediatric Partners, Glenwood Medical Associates, Copy Copy, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Sunlight Mountain Resort, Target, and the Glenwood Springs and Carbondale recreation centers.

These continue to be challenging economic times for families in Garfield County. Ensuring that our children have the tools they need for academic and life success is critical to the future of our community, nation and the world. Thanks for once again supporting “Read With Me” week.

Rick Blauvelt, Raising A Reader – Aspen to Parachute

Carol Wells-Federman, Reach Out and Read Colorado

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