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Readers Say Thanks

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Valley View Hospital Auxiliary wishes to thank everyone who helped make the 2009 Auxiliary Raffle and Heart to Heart Gift Shop Stocking Stuffer Sale a huge success. The raffle and Stocking Stuffer Sale are huge fundraisers for us and support the auxiliary’s mission of health education, which includes the Connie Delaney Medical Library and the annual Health Sciences scholarship program. For several years now, the auxiliary has contributed a substantial amount of funds towards the development of a medical library within the hospital. The Connie Delaney Medical Library is an excellent resource for people desiring qualified and reliable information regarding their medical conditions and overall health. The health sciences scholarship program supports local high school students and other students pursuing careers in nursing or other health science professions. This past year $30,000 in scholarships was awarded to local students.

We are very fortunate to have the support of our community with the number of tickets sales that occur each year with the raffle. We wish to extend our gratitude to Williams Production for their generous donation of $1,500 to underwrite the cost of the raffle. In addition, we wish to thank Alpine Bank and American National Bank for each of their donations of the $100 savings bonds. We also wish to acknowledge Maudie Weller and Alice Hafner for their outstanding sales efforts as well as all of our auxiliary members who sell tickets. And we must not forget our behind the scenes co-chairs Debbie Dawson and Joan Telinde.

Finally, we wish to thank all of our little “Santa’s elves” who helped keep the calm during the frenzy of our Stocking Stuffer Sale – Jan Kaufman, head elf and Gift Shop manager, Marilyn Wiggins, Mary Van Ordstrand, Melanie Livingston, Molly Dominguez, Joan Telinde, Sharon Anderson, Ingrid Eash, Michele Orton, Trudy Milcan, Linda Neil, Debbie Lawrence, Barbara Sherman and Pat Hansen. These outstanding women worked tirelessly to ensure a successful event.

We are very blessed to live in a community with so much generosity and selflessness.

Pam Szedelyi


Valley View Hospital Auxiliary

The Carbondale Community Oven wishes to thank the wonderful Whimsical Women of the West for donating a generous portion of the profits from their winter show to the oven project. This talented group of artists and craftspeople are known for their support of grassroots community activities all over the valley, and we were honored to be one of this year’s recipients. The Community Oven will be built at the Third Street Center in Carbondale next spring, and all will be welcome to bake there. When the smell of baking bread fills the air on the south side of town, you’ll know the oven is up and running. Thank you again, Whimsical Women of the West.

Carbondale Community Oven Project

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