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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Even in these tough economic times, the Carbondale Community rocked out Saturday night June 13, and gave their full support to the Carbondale Rotary Clubs’ 11th annual Happening Event “GREAT bailout Balls of Fire”. The Carbondale Fire House was the location, and the sold-out event was a great place to see 499 of your friends and neighbors.

Again this year “Bill Parish and The Power Company” charmed us with soothing dinner music, followed by get-up-and-dance, rock-till-we-stop, toe- tappin’ tunes! A wonderful dinner of prime rib and halibut served by European Caterers was great fuel for bidding on silent and live auction items all night long.

Proceeds from this year’s event go to the Roaring Fork Rotary Foundation, to support the Rotary Biannual Grant Program. Since its’ inception in 1998, the Carbondale Rotary’s happening has contributed over $300,000 to over 320 local non profits.



The Rotary Club of Carbondale has many folks to thank: The Carbondale Fire District for their gracious contributions as the HOME of the happening, Auction Contributors for their generous items and Event Sponsors for their exceptional support in the underwriting of this event.

Service above self is a Rotary idea that our Club understands very well.



And so a giant thank you goes out to all Rotarians who helped make this event possible, especially the Committee Chairs who worked for months to make this event so special.

Finally, a big thank you to everyone who attended, you made the event warm and neighborly even in these tough economic times. Thanks for making this great event a great success. Hope to see you all again next year on June 12, 2010.

Ron Robertson, Chairman of Great Balls of Fire Committee

The Rotary Club of Carbondale

As co-promoter of the Western Slope Omnium bike race held the weekend of June 12-14, 2009, I would like to thank the community, residence, business owners, police and city workers of Glenwood Springs for hosting over 350 bike racers from around Colorado and a few neighboring States.

I especially want to thank the residences who live on streets 8th- 10th, from Colorado to School for their co-operation in securing the criterium race course. The racers who visited our community enjoyed warm hospitality and outstanding services from the business community. Without the willingness and understanding of the community, events like this would not be possible.

Thanks again!

Two Rivers Cycling-Junior Cycling Program


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