Readers Say Thanks
The Third Annual River Center Angel Tree Program was a great success. Over 700 children from Carbondale to Rifle received gifts this holiday season.The success isn’t measured in the gifts that were received. The success is when over 100 volunteers freely give of their time and talents to make this Christmas joy happen. We wish we could videotape and share what happens in the background to make the Angel Tree program happen. It’s hectic, sometimes funny and always inspiring. River Center couldn’t do this without the volunteers and if we forgot to say thank you, then thank you from the bottom of our hearts.To our core group who went above and beyond what we asked: Jana, Delores, Deb, Elaine, Lee, Nawnie, Bonnie, Michele, Amy, Paula, Ritchie, Sarah, Gary, Justin, Kathy, Vivian, Judy and Sue, God bless each one of you.To the people who registered children: YouthZone, Catholic Charities, schools in Silt, New Castle, Glenwood Springs and Carbondale, Advocacy Safehouse, Colorado West Regional Mental Health, Family Resource Center, Headstart in Rifle, and Family Visitor Program. We know how difficult it is to work a full time job and take on an extra unpaid elf job, so thank you.To the youth groups that were so vital: Coal Ridge girls basketball team, Cub Scouts Pack 220 of Silt, and the youth group from California, thank you.To the businesses that give and give and give: Alpine Bank, City Market, Crystal Property Management & Sales Co., Vicki Lee Green, Property Shop, Glenwood Insurance, Custom Lawn Care, InterMountain Waste & Recycling, Wing Nutz, Aspen Glen HOA, Lakota HOA, Rifle Library, Silt Library, Canyon Cleaners, Bighorn Motors, Edward Jones, Toys for Tots, Jean’s Printing, Berthod Motors, Whimsical Wagon, Stone Turn Group, Base Camp Caf, Rifle Seventh Day Adventist Church, the ROC and Rifle Head Start and the Post Independent, thank you.And to the people who live in Garfield County, thank you for donating hundreds of toys for your neighbors who were in need of a little Christmas joy.Volunteering and giving back to your community is a lot of work, but it is so rewarding.Terri Knob River Center of New Castle
I would like to thank Lori in the fraud department of Alpine Bank. I received a call from Ms. Lori on Dec. 31. She asked if I had made certain charges with my debit card. I had not authorized those payments, and I had no knowledge I was being robbed by someone in Florida. Lori with Alpine Bank knew. She advised me to check my computer, and call any credit card company that I may have used online. After some calls, I found out two of my credit cards were also hit. I think it was great that my bank was protecting me, and people like Lori are quick to recognize any fraud. Her call and ensuing information enabled me to stop the situation from becoming worse. Thank you to Lori in the fraud department of Alpine Bank. Brad GatesNew Castle
I would like to thank each and every one who attended Jason Dale’s memorial service held at the Glenwood Springs Eagles Club Dec. 29, 2012. Your kind words and support were so heartwarming and uplifting, not to mention the delicious food that was brought. I also would like to thank the Eagles Club and members who so graciously helped with set up, serving and clean up. Thank you to Jeff Boutwell for the wonderful video that he made of Jason. I especially would like to thank Mo, Connie and Sid for all their help – I couldn’t have done it without you. Last but not least, a thank you to Ricky, Danny K., Hippie Joe and Rita for the great music.Jason was smiling on us that day.Janie LucianoGlenwood Springs
There was an event held at the Eagles Aerie No. 215 on Dec. 29. It was held as a benefit for a local family and for brain cancer research. I would like to thank all of the people who attended, and the local businesses that contributed to the silent auction. Also, there is an amazing contribution from Aspen Glen Country Club; 18 holes for 4 golfers, an amazing value for anyone who is an avid golfer. Raffle tickets for this prize are available through Jan. 12 at both the Eagles on Seventh Street and the Glenwood Canyon Brewpub. Please stop by the Eagles to make a donation or to bid on any of the auction items. Thank you all so much for your support.Andrew ShoreGlenwood Springs
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