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Readers Say Thanks

It is with great pleasure and humility that my family and I want to express our gratitude for the tremendous support we received in our time of need for the words of comfort, flowers and contributions we received. Despite our sorrow, you all took time to offer us a lending hand. Your level of kindness helped a great deal in accomplishing our taking Richard Buchanan home to Jamaica for burial.

We say many thanks for the collection of donations for our beloved Richard Irving Buchanan. He received a wonderful funeral, which was fitting for the kind and caring young man he was. Your acts of kindness reminded us of who he was.

We are thankful for all the assistance we received and will be forever grateful to know we have such wonderful people in our lives. The level of support and kindness we received will always be remembered and cherished. I implore you to continue to be the kind of community that offers support to those in need.

Sharline Heiney

The Heiney and Buchanan family

Glenwood Springs

Students at Glenwood Springs High School learned about llamas on July 12. We learned how to handle, groom, feed and lead them. We taught them to jump over obstacles and walk on the bike trail. The llamas saw themselves in the school windows and thought they had new friends.

We were given awards on how well we did on the obstacle course. It was a good learning experience for both the llamas and students.

Glenwood Springs High School Extended School Year students

Shelby VantHoff, senior

Marimar Arvizo, senior

Jony Dominguez, senior

Alexis Beltram, freshman

Amanda Van Deursen, senior

Glenwood Springs

That’s what Spellbinders storytellers receive from the children to whom they tell stories each school year, dear editor.

And that’s what we would like to give to the donors in this valley who make Spellbinders possible. They have been generous and faithful to our nonprofit’s goals and accomplishments each year. We do not want their heart for giving to go unnoticed – whether they be county boards, city governments, individuals or groups that care about our valley and its children.

It is this underlying support of these organizations and individuals that allows us to continue to train new people, and to hone the skills of the seasoned storytellers. In fact, each year we are able to offer workshops in August and September for new tellers, or refresh existing ones. We are receiving calls already (970-401-0618) from people who want to be trained in the art of storytelling.

So, may this written word stand for appreciation, our hugs and thank-yous, extended to those who have made, and continue to make, this nonprofit live and grow here in our valley. Their gifts of loyalty and donations help continue the connection of generations – older people to younger – through the wonder and value of fine storytelling.

Norma Barr, Roaring Fork Valley Chapter Leader



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