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Readers Say Thanks

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs ,CO Colorado

The Frontier Historical Society thanks everyone involved in making this year’s Ghost Walk our most successful ever. Due to fantastic weather, 682 participants heard the stories of Glenwood’s past in Linwood Cemetery. Thanks to my wonderful ghosts for making history come alive: David Fulton as Jacob Schwarz, Jim Frale and the coal miners, Bob Boyle as John Henry Holliday, Bill Kight as Jasper Ward, Suzy Alcott as Dollie Landis, Mike Miller as Kid Curry, Paul Hamilton as Ed Hughes, Emily Elkins Cochran as Ella Sellar, Lindsey Mills as Ida Alburn, Sean Jeung as Louisa Schwarz and Merrilee Hindman as Katie Bender. Thanks to everyone who helped out as gravediggers and vignettes. Thanks to the actors, as well as Richard Otero, Brendan Cochran, Patsy Stark, Michele Willey and Eric for pitching in to complete the extra duties at the top of the hill.

The Ghost Walk couldn’t happen without tour guides and volunteers at the trailhead. Thanks to Connie Lewis, Patsy Stark, Jackie Skramstad, Sharon Graves, Greg Jeung, Cindy Frale, Dylan and Lindsey Lewis, Lisa Domer and Tony Kornasiewicz, Jim and Clay Hawkins, Peter Tijm and Jan, Tim Kinion, Julie Skramstad, Charlotte Cunningham, Ann Gremel, Willa Kane, Karen Harris, Alex Frias, Ron and Alison Limoges, Michele Willey, Cindy Svatos, Carol Opeka and Scott Werking. We appreciate everyone who took the time to bake wonderful homemade cookies to serve. Thanks to Through the Looking Glass bookstore who sold tickets for us for two weeks. And thank you to anyone else who may have been inadvertently overlooked.

Thanks to the city of Glenwood Springs for a tourism promotion grant to market the Ghost Walk to out-of-town folks. Many visitors came to the Ghost Walk from places as far away as Canada.

The funds raised by the Ghost Walk ” this year over $10,700 before expenses ” support the Frontier Historical Society and Museum and many community outreach programs including the Linwood Pioneer Cemetery rehabilitation project.

If you missed out this year, put us on your calendar for Oct. 1, 2009, when tickets will go on sale for next year’s Ghost Walk.

Cindy Hines, museum director

Frontier Historical Society Museum

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