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Post IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Feed My Sheep Ministry would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to Walmart, Coca-Cola, Frito-Lay, Nabisco, Alpine Bank and US Bank for their sponsorship of our fundraiser held in the south parking lot of Walmart on Oct. 6. The outpouring of support from our wonderful community was stupendous. Also, we would like to give thanks to Crossroads Church of Aspen and Abel’s Offering for hosting a benefit concert with all proceeds donated to Feed My Sheep. Everyone out there who continues to show support for this organization, we thank you for believing in us.Karen Peppers, DirectorKeith Wayne, EditorFeed My Sheep MinistryNew Castle

On Sept. 29, English In Action held its third annual Fiesta de Tamales at the Basalt Middle School. The party was a huge success and exceeded our wildest dreams. We’d like to express our sincere appreciation for all those who helped make the event possible.In particular, we’d like to thank Basalt Middle School and the Basalt community for hosting the event, and the more than 50 businesses that sponsored the event. These include our Hot Tamale and Compadre Sponsors: Alchemy Audiovisual Concert Systems, Alpine Bank, Alpine Valley Services, The Aspen Club and Spa, Aspen Daily News, Aspen Public Radio, The Aspen Times, Avalanche Ranch Cabins and Hot Springs, Lenny “Boogie” Weinglass and Sandy St. John, El Korita, Footsteps Marketing, Glenwood Springs Post Independent, The Law Office of Jennifer M. Smith PC, and Wass Campbell Rivera Johnson & Valasquez LLP.We are grateful to have been treated to fabulous performances by Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Folkorico, Doc Eason Magic, and a group of local musicians who played traditional Mexican folk songs. This event would not have been possible without the help of nearly 85 volunteers, which included English In Action students, tutors and board members. Finally, I’d like to give a personal thanks to the Fiesta’s co-chairs, Kim Chang and Amy Gordon. English In Action is honored to have been the recipient of such a strong outpouring of support from so many businesses, organizations and individuals.Nearly 400 community members attended the event, which featured more than 1,200 tamales and pupusas, prepared by English In Action volunteers. Making and eating tamales and pupusas is an important part of Latino culture. It was a pleasure to be able to share these traditions with the Roaring Fork Valley community.English In Action provides tutoring programs to help adults learn English and become stronger and more active workers, parents and community members. We also strive to build strong friendships among people of different cultures. The Fiesta de Tamales was fabulous event that brought diverse community members together in a celebration of culture and language.Lara S. Beaulieu, Executive DirectorEnglish In ActionCarbondale

High Country RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) would like to thank the local businesses that generously donated funds and gift certificates for our annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet. The generosity and support of the following businesses for RSVP volunteers is greatly appreciated: Village Inn, White House Pizza, Italian Underground, Fiesta Guadalajara, Mi Casita, Chili’s, Starbucks, Glenwood Canyon Brewpub, New Castle Diner, Miner’s Claim, Glenwood Caverns, Target, River’s Restaurant, Zheng Asian Bistro, Peppo Nino, Riviera and US Bank. RSVP volunteers donated over 31,000 hours of volunteer service to residents of Garfield County in 2011. These amazing volunteers helped seniors with their Medicare, filed their taxes, provided minor home repairs, taught Driver Safety Classes, mentored youth, cared for abandoned pets, served senior meals, delivered Meals on wheels, and much, much more! A sincere thank you to these businesses and all of our RSVP volunteers. You are what makes Garfield County such a great place to live, work and play.Patty Daniells, RSVP Program DirectorBarbara Peterson, RSVP Volunteer CoordinatorGlenwood Springs

The residents of Crystal Meadows would like to put out a huge thank you to Debi Boyle and all the other people involved at LIFT-UP for taking such good care of our seniors. LIFT-UP has helped them in so many ways and we just wanted to let them know that their good deeds have not gone unnoticed. Jerilyn NieslanikCarbondale

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