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Another Freedom Celebration has come and gone on this past July Fourth, and I am happy to report that it was a great success. This was the 30th year of celebrating this great country and our great God at Apple Tree in New Castle. This year, as in the past, was a great success thanks to the dedicated volunteers who worked hard and gave up their day so that others may enjoy the celebration. The names of these wonderful people are too numerous to mention, but hopefully they will know that they are honored and appreciated for their sacrifice. Their devotion to the service of others all for the payment of only a smile is inspiring. I would like to say a special thanks to the Talbott Enterprises employees that deal with the added stress and donate additional time and energy so that this event can take place. Thank you to the many sponsors who donated prizes, game equipment and support; Mr. T’s Hardware, Building Supply & Rental Center, New Castle Diner, Hog Back Pizza, Johnson Park Miniature Golf, Burning Mountain Bowl, Kathi and Monte Senor, John Pizzelli and the U. S. National Guard, Youth for Christ and West Care Ambulance. Thank you to the entertainers; Sandra Dee; Everlasting Arms Puppet Team and Rodz for God from Grace Bible Church; New Hope Praise Band; and Shonna Partain and the Western Slope Stompers for your willingness to spread joy to those around you. Thank you to Boy Scout and Cub Scout Troop 225 members Erik Pedersen and Blake Pedersen for the assistance in flag raising. Additionally, thank you to Burning Mountains Fire Protection District and their many volunteers who are willing to put themselves in harm’s way so that the rest of us may enjoy this celebration of freedom. I and many others thank you for your tireless dedication to keeping our community and countryside safe.Ross L. Talbott, Ross M. Talbott, Russell TalbottTalbott Enterprises Inc.New Castle
I want to thank everyone who came out April 18 and 19 to support Karen, Monika and Cody and to remember Duke. It was a very memorable weekend and the love you all showed was incredible. Thank you so much to those of you who helped me with the memorial, to Rich Stoakes who officiated, to everyone who brought food, to the women of the LDS church, to Karen and Mary. Thank you to those who golfed in the tournament, to Tad and everyone who ran the tournament, to Loti and Reto and those that helped them in the restaurant, to those who donated or purchased silent auction items. Thank you to Lora, Janelle, Amber, Stephanie, Jessica and April, and to everyone who helped me make this such a successful weekend. We will always remember Duke for the wonderful person he was and the many ways he touched each and every one of us. He is and will continue to be greatly missed, but he will always be remembered and held closely in our hearts. Thank you all so much,Angela Carter
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