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Readers Say Thanks

Dear Editor,

Glenwood Kiwanis members are grateful to all the Ball Race ticket sellers, donors and buyers for making this year’s fund-raiser successful. Local nonprofit groups and causes, many related to children, will benefit from this display of generosity.

Through ticket sales, our club met hundreds of public-spirited citizens, many representing local businesses and organizations. Due to space restrictions we cannot list all the businesses here, but we hope soon to post more comprehensive recognition.

Meanwhile, Kiwanis thanks Alpine Bank for its cash donation and advertising. Major donations also came from Bank of Colorado, Glenwood Springs Ford, American National Bank and US Bank. We also appreciate the local nonprofit youth groups, who received 40 percent of their ticket sales.

Besides receiving cash prizes of $2,500, $1,000 and $500, ticketholders collected prizes donated by local businesses, including many restaurants.

Please watch for a list of those supporters in an upcoming Kiwanis Good News page, and thank them with your patronage. With such backing, the Ball Race should remain a staple of summertime fun that will pay dividends for years.

Don Parkison

Glenwood Springs Kiwanis

As we approach our summer season, we at Theater Masters thought it would be good to once again thank publicly Ted Churchill and the Village Inn.

Starting in February with “Take Ten,” the performance of local actors’ workshop efforts and the production of local playwrights Naomi Jones and Mandy Frale’s award-winning plays under the direction of New York’s Alyse Rothman, the Village Inn has shown its support by providing pies to serve at intermission. The generosity was then extended to cover the Aspen visit of famed British actors Delena Kidd and Garry Redmond in their performance of “Dear Liar,” and the staged reading of Anita H. Rosenau’s play “Islands” under the direction of New York’s Roger Simon. Once again, the pies were a hit!

Ted, Darla, and the Village Inn staff need to be applauded for their support of theatre. Your willingness to help us in our efforts is greatly appreciated. And your pies are wonderful.

We look forward to this summer’s offerings which include workshops in July by Richard Digby Day and Gillian Lane-Plescia, and encourage all to “Celebrate with pie” anything that provides cause for celebration.

Julia Hansen, Aspen

Chip Wells, Glenwood Springs

Theater Masters

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