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Post IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

As we pack away the Fall Art Festival display boards for the 47th time, we are reminded that “it takes a village” so to speak, and therefore we would like to express our gratitude to this very supportive community in which we live. Without the philanthropic attitude of the valley businesses and the volunteering of so many individuals, many of whom were not art guild members, the Fall Art Festival would simply cease to be. This year, as always, we need to thank so many businesses and individuals who were our faithful Purchase Patrons, and all those who supported the exhibition, and therefore the community, with their purchases. The money raised at the Fall Art Festival is what the Glenwood Springs Art Guild uses to provide scholarships to area high school seniors and grants to all of the area grade school art programs, public libraries and many, many, more deserving organizations that use art materials for either teaching or therapy. We would especially like to thank the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, specifically Dale Shrull and John Stroud, for not only their wonderful coverage of our event, but also the generous grants for advertising in the Post Independent and its affiliates. We would also like to thank Jeanine Ford-Artaz with Comcast Local Channel 12, Alpine Bank, and KSNO and KUUR Radios Stations for their generous advertising grants. We are most grateful for the businesses and individuals who donated awards, including The Ramada Inn, the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, Yvonne Reed, The Pastel Society of Colorado, Basalt Printing, Artist’s Mercantile & Gallery, Main Street Gallery & The Framer, Land Title, Tillie & Roland Fischer and the Rocky Mountain School of Art and Design, Denver, Colorado, who sponsor the generous Phillip J Steele Memorial Scholarship. In addition, we would like to thank the Hot Springs Lodge & Pool and the Glenwood Caverns & Amusement Park for donating passes to our out of town judges, the Garden Club for their fabulous floral displays, the individuals with the City of Glenwood Springs who schedule and hang our advertising banner across Grand Ave. every year, Julie Lang and her students for handing out posters and the businesses who displayed our posters, Enterprise, for the use of their van, and the Week-ender Program and the Rifle Honor Camp as well as their hard working volunteers who helped with the exhausting work of setting up and taking down the exhibition. Again this year, a special thank you to Bob Johnson for letting us participate in Operation Vacation. To once again see the happy and excited expression on the face of a soldier and his family as they choose their artwork at the show was beyond rewarding. And last, but certainly not least, a big hug and thank you to all of the exhibition chair persons for their months and months of preparation before the show, and their total dedication during the very busy week of the show. You are the back bone of what makes this show work.Thank you, thank you, to all of you!! The Glenwood Springs Art Guild could not have done it without you, and this community is a richer place to live because of you.Submitted Sincerely, Cynthia Thomaspresident, Glenwood Springs Art Guild

I am writing with regards to the E. Dene Moore Care Center in Rifle which is part of the Grand River Hospital and the Grand River Hospital District in Garfield County.My Mom, who is 87, has been a resident at the Care Center for about two years. Before coming to the E. Dene Moore Care Center she has been in various care centers here and in North Carolina. By far E. Dene Moore Care Center has provided the best care and personal attention, with respect and understanding in caring for the residents.Garfield County should be proud and supportive of their dedicated efforts in caring for their Senior Citizens at E. Dene Moore.Currently however, the facility is (45 years old) outdated and deteriorating and cost to keep it functional on a continual basis is outrageous. These costs understandably will chip away at the advancements in care the residents currently enjoy.Therefore a proposed new state-of-the-art facility to maintain and provide advance services to our senior citizens is up for consideration and needs your support. This new facility will improve and offer a more dignified living style and atmosphere for our senior citizens as well as additional levels of care so the citizens of the district can remain close to home to receive their healthcare.The new construction will create economic input, as well as 20 new full-time jobs at the new care center.We hear a lot about caring and not caring for our senior citizens, well, now can be the time we show that we truly do care. We need your support to make this happen for the citizens of Garfield County.Linda ChildersNew Castle

The New Castle Garden Club gives a big ‘shout out’ to Sunshine Farms in New Castle! Sunshine Farms provided a Garlic Class on Oct. 10 for the community. The parking lot was overflowing with garlic lovers and those hungry for information on gardening. We were well educated and well fed. The Vigils provided detailed information on successful garlic growing in the mountains. Home grown roasted garlic was on hand for all to taste. Nine varieties of garlic were available to purchase for eating or planting. An encore Garlic Gathering will take place this Saturday, Oct. 17 from 11-noon at Sunshine Farms. You won’t want to miss it! Thanks again to the Vigils!Molly KehoeNew Castle Garden Club

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