Readers say thanks
On May 9 at Aspen Glen and June 13 at Battlement Mesa Activity Center nearly 225 RSVP senior volunteers celebrated their contributions to Garfield County as their efforts in more than 40 of our local nonprofits were acknowledged and highlighted. We are proud of each and every one of them. I know that your life has been touched and improved by their contributions in direct and indirect ways. I encourage you to review the list of contributors who provided financial and in-kind support to make this yearly event really terrific. You will notice that as you see thanks regularly from area nonprofits, many of these businesses are listed over and over. Our personal gratitude to each of you for supporting our RSVP organization and our senior volunteers who work with us – and for saying a resounding “yes” each time you are asked to share your blessings. As our volunteers make a difference daily, as businesses, you do, too! Many contributors gave us significant financial contributions, and restaurants offered meals to seniors so they could “go out on the town.” Williams Energy, Alpine Bank, Berthod Motors, 19th Street Diner, Alison Gromme – Personal Chef, Beau Jo’s Pizza, Bed Bath & Beyond, Black Bear Diner, Chili’s, China Town, City Market – Parachute, Claddaugh Irish Pub, Columbine Restaurant at Rifle Creek, Creekbend at the Midland, Dolce Vita, Dos Gringos, Elk Creek Mining Co.., El Tapatillo, Fiesta Guadalajara-GWS, Fin’s, Flower Mart, Glenwood Canyon Brewing Co., Glenwood Caverns, Good Health Grocery, Guzzler, Haute Plate Bistro, Hot Springs Pool, Italian Underground, Jaime Daugherty – Attend 2 U, Juicy Lucy’s, Lowe’s, Mancinelli’s Pizza, McDonald’s, Mi Casita, Mike Vincent – Mike’s Home Maintenance, Moe’s, Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, Pour House, Rivera Supper Club, Rivers, Russets, Russo’s Pizza, Safeway, Sammy’s Bar and Grill, Springs Theatre, Sue McKinstry – massage, Sunrise Rotary, Target, Tequila’s, Thai Chili Bistro, Village Inn, Village Smithy, White Buffalo West, Wingnutz Bar and Grill, and Zheng Asian Bistro. Additional special thanks go to Dr. Stan Jensen of CMC and Rich Baca of John Salazar’s office who shared inspiring remarks with our groups, and to Walt Smith and Jennetta Meitler Howell, who entertained. Support from all our communities is simply fantastic. Thank you from High Country RSVP.Cheryl CainRSVP program directorPatty DaniellsRSVP volunteer coordinator
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