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Post IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

On behalf of the Carbondale Community School (CCS) we would like to say thanks to our community, artists and sponsors for their strong support of the Ninth Annual Roaring Fork Studio Tour. With artist studios from Aspen to Glenwood Springs, this year’s tour was an exciting mix of art forms and creative spaces. The Studio Tour funds all of the arts programming at CCS. As well, because we are committed to arts education for all children, a portion of proceeds is donated to scholarships for CCAH’s after school arts classes.The Roaring Fork Studio Tour would not be possible without the commitment of our sponsors. Our gold level sponsors have shown that they value creativity in our community and arts education for our school by giving generously. We would like to extend a special thanks to these major sponsors: Ravenheart Gallery in Carbondale, Alpine Bank, The Gay and Lesbian Fund of Colorado and Noelhouse Creative. We would also like to thank our silver level sponsors: Community, The Child’s Eye and Ace Roofing, and our bronze level sponsors: Personal Rehabilitation Center, Mitchell & Co, and Sopris Engineering, LLC.The Studio Tour would be nothing without the participation of our valley’s artists. We are blessed to live in a community with so much talent and artistic vitality. Thank you to all the Studio Tour artists.We also appreciate our restaurant sponsor, Tempranillo, as well as the many food and beverage donors that made our opening night gala delicious: Orrison Distributing Co., Beverage Distributors, Elite Brands, Wine Connections, RNDC, Synergy Fine Wines, Pinnacle Distributing, True Brew, Alsco Linen, Western Slope Distributing, Sysco Foods of Denver, Vin Divino – Damon Ornowski, Cynthia Meyer, Premier Party Rentals, Blue Bird Productions, Southern Wine and Spirit, Just Janet’s Catering, and CRMS.Finally, we would like to recognize our many parent volunteers at the Carbondale Community School. Their tireless commitment to the Studio Tour and our school is much appreciated.Laurel Tesoro, 2012 Studio Tour ChairTom Penzel, PrincipalCarbondale Community School

Many miles of smiles go to our tireless board, spouses, staff, volunteers and participants of the 13th annual Mother’s Day Mile 2012. Thirteen years ago the Mother’s Day Mile was an idea the Advocate Safehouse Project had for a fundraiser to maintain our domestic and sexual violence programs. Today, not only is it a substantial fundraiser, but more importantly it has become a friendraiser. The Mother’s Day Mile is the event it is today because of the generosity of many community groups. Our major sponsors, Glenwood Medical Associates and US Bank, help us not only with financial donations but with endless hours of volunteer work. Despite the construction, Valley View Hospital graciously helped us create a safe and sound racing venue. The National Honor Society of Glenwood Springs High School provided hours of service work from set-up to take-down. The PEO/AY Sororities, Roaring Fork Women’s Tri Team, and VVH Walk and Talk Group stepped up the apple pie baking so no one would go without a piece. And The Property Shop sweetened the post-race snack with hand-scooped ice cream.Dennis and Lyn from the Flower Mart provided us with the most gorgeous roses at the finish line and Mountain Valley Developmental Services grew the flowers that decorated our tables. Keith and Tami from Somethin’ Sweet Candy Plus honored us again with beautiful donated award tags for our winners. This year the Chamber of Commerce and Strawberry Days candidates were everywhere adding great enthusiasm to our event. Bob Noone and his daughter Claire were announcers extraordinaire.The giant gift basket silent auction sparkled with the outstanding donations from over 100 businesses and donors in the valley.We thank our long-time sponsors of Drs. Heim and Johnson, the Post Independent, the Hotel Denver, Moms to Moms, Print Works, Copy Copy, KMTS, Jeannine at Channel 10, Alison at Channel 20, Rick Turner and crew, and the police and fire departments.In this tough economy, volatile political arena, and worrisome world crises, it is a magic moment in time to watch our community join together in love and peace to honor fitness, families and our mothers.Nancy ReinischAdvocate Safehouse ProjectGlenwood Springs

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