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Post IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The 21st annual Day of Infamy Snowshoe Race was held on Jan. 6, and it was a smashing success thanks to all of our wonderful sponsors and volunteers. We would not have been able to pull this event off without all of the generous sponsorship and other donations from Glenwood Oral Surgery, Alpine Bank, Dalby, Wendland & Co., Yampah Builders, Aspen Orthopaedic Associates, Beaver Creek Nordic Center, Somethin’ Sweet Candy Plus, Mountain Sports Outlet, Independence Run and Hike, and Summit Canyon Mountaineering, just to name a few. A huge thank-you also goes to Sunlight Mountain Resort, which let us have this race through their beautiful Babbish Gulch Trail. We would also like to thank all of the wonderful volunteers, Chris George, Megan Dahl, Nancy Bosshard and Ian Davidson. Proceeds from the race go to benefit valley animal shelters, and the animals appreciate your support. The snow was perfect, the race was tons of fun, and we hope to see you all again next year.Keira Clark, special events/volunteer managerColorado Animal RescueGlenwood Springs

As the new year has rolled in, we look back to all those who have made a difference in our lives. The holidays in particular are always a great time to come together as a community. This past Thanksgiving, our local community came together at the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 215 and served a free Thanksgiving dinner to any who cared to partake. This year more than 400 mouths were fed and more than 150 home deliveries were made. In this dinner, many volunteers helped cook more than 30 turkeys, more than 200 pounds of mashed potatoes and gravy, 100 pounds of green bean casserole, 80 pounds of stuffing, 500 dinner rolls and over 40 pumpkin pies. What a feast.The F.O.E. No. 215 would like to thank the many volunteers who helped throughout the week. Without the many tasks that they performed, including cooking, dishes, cleaning, making deliveries, set up and break down, this meal would not have happened. Also thank you for those who dropped off generous cash and food donations. Many local businesses also generously participated, including LIFT-UP, City Market, Safeway, Osage Gardens, Doc Holliday’s Tavern, Springs Bar and Restaurant, Coldwell Banker-Mason Morse and Edelweiss Foundation. Thank you. The past year, 2012, was a great success because of all of you. We at the F.O.E. No. 215 look forward to 2013 and encourage everyone to participate again. Together we can continue to build a strong and united community.Charli OgburnGlenwood Springs

The Marr Family Benefit and Auction was held at Vic’s Route Six restaurant a few weeks ago. A resounding success was had that evening. We are all reminded of how we are all in this together, of what a great community we have and how we can respond to each other when needed.A special thank you to Bart Victor, owner of Route Six, and his staff for hosting the event. Thank you to all those who donated items and helped. Bonnie Fergon was a star. Rocky WhitworthCarbondale

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