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Post IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

We would like to thank everyone who turned out and participated in the third annual Zach Schwartz scholarship fundraiser. Even with the tough economy that we are all facing recently, the following businesses were extremely generous; WingNutz Bar & Grill, Sunlight Mountain Resort, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of New Castle, Sonic Drive-in of Rifle, Village Inn Restaurant, Aspen Basketball Academy, the Rock Fitness Center of Rifle, New Castle Family Fitness, New Castle City Market and Studio Six Salon of Silt. Thank you to Craig Jay at the Re-2 school district for letting us host the basketball tournament on the outdoor courts at the new Riverside Middle School.Thank you also goes out to 2 Real 4 da Mind and Joe Louis for the great entertainment they provided, these guys are going to be really big and you all can say you saw them here! Thanks to all the players at the tournament: Without your interest in the game we would not have had such a great success. Desiree and Ken Carpenter Mike and Kelley Cox

We would like to extend a big thank-you to all attendees, volunteers, local businesses, and entertainers that made the 55th annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast a huge success on Aug. 1. More than 1,100 meals were served at this major fundraiser for the Glenwood Springs Kiwanis evening club. Funds raised will once again be used for youth scholarships and other worthwhile community projects. A special thank-you to the four major sponsors: Village Inn provided the pancake batter, McDonald’s donated orange juice and coolers, True Brew Coffee Service served coffee and Conoco continues to provide valuable storage for event logistics. Thanks also to our 36 table sponsors: All Kids Dental, Alpine Bank, ACE Roofing, American National Bank, Anderson’s Clothing, American Furniture Warehouse, Bank of Colorado, Berthod Motors, Canyon Bikes, Cross Propane, Climate Control, Dalby, Wendland & Co., Downtown Drug, D.M. Neuman Construction, Elmer Glass, Flooring America of Glenwood Springs, Glenwood Insurance, Glenwood Springs Ford, Hepworth-Pawlak Geotech, Hot Springs Lodge & Pool, Jeff Leonard – State Farm, Kitchen Design Studio, Modern Kitchen Center, MPA Consulting Engineers, Neil-Garing Insurance, Orthopaedic Associates, Pattillo Associates Engineers, Nelson’s Auto Body, Professional Auto Body, Roaring Fork Furniture, James Setterberg Dentistry, Summit Canyon Mountaineering, U.S. Bank, Valley View Hospital, Silt Sand & Gravel and Western Slope Aggregate. Thanks again to all of you for making this a special day and supporting the annual Kiwanis project which allows us to better serve the youth in our community. Jeff Leonard & Dan Like, project co-chairs, and your entire Glenwood Springs Kiwanis Club

We are Ready For The World (RFTW) Transition Program based in the Roaring Fork Valley. RFTW provides young adults, ages 18-21, living within the Roaring Fork School District (RFSD) with moderate to severe needs, the opportunity to develop skills and experiences necessary to successfully move from a school-based environment to a supported adult program. This program focuses on utilizing community-based settings and adult-related services in order to provide instruction and practice associated with adult life. Although the main focus of this program is to learn day-to-day living skills, we also incorporated the sense of service to our community. We offered services such as: holiday gift-wrapping, grocery shopping, and take-out lunch.This past school year, we took advantage of different programs and venues within our community to help us accomplish our tasks. We apologize for not sending this out in a timelier manner. We would like to take this opportunity to thank those individuals and businesses that supported our efforts.Thank you to Leonard of RFSD Transportation Department. Corrine Gillenwater for creating our RFTW logo. We especially want to thank RFTW parents for supporting the program. A big thanks to Basalt High School administration and staff for facilitating our program and supporting our services; Superintendent Judy Haptonstall and RFSD for sponsoring RFTW; Julie Goldberg-Haims with Mtn. BOCES for helping coordinate our program. The following have helped us and we want to thank them as well: Mountain Valley Developmental Services, Jenny Lang FNP, Sandra Glosser with Aspen Grassroots, Curtis and Ben with WIN Health Institute, and Chef Kristin Mul. We visited the following local attractions: Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, ACES, Grassroots Studio, Hotel Colorado and many local restaurants. Several local vendors were very helpful to us and we want to thank you, too: City Market, Basalt Thrift Store, Construction Junction, Family Dollar, Misers, For You Shoppe, Wal-Mart and Target.The purpose of our program is to blend in and become valuable members of our community. We thank all of you for helping us this year in getting closer to reaching our group and individual goals.Sincerely, Ready For The World

It is not easy to lose a beloved pet, but Dr. Luedke of Glenwood Vet made something that was so sad, bearable. Thank you for your kind words and for the wonderful care you have given to our horses. I also want to say thanks for the generous donation you gave to ACVS in Pinky’s name. To Dr. Bohanon and Dr. Luedke, you are great vets, and I will always be grateful.Lynda FieldGlenwood Springs

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