Readers Say Thanks
Glenwood Springs High School and the junior and senior parents would like to thank our community for donating prizes, supplies, time and money to make our May 1 After Prom Extravaganza (APE) a huge success! Your generosity is appreciated by the many students who attended this event and by the parents for having a safe and fun place for our kids to go after prom. With a theme like Candyland, Lorrie and Roger Brown made sure that students were greeted in a magically decorated place filled with pails and pails of delicious candy! Vicky Steele, Teresa McDermott, Sue Kuhn, Lori Ciani and Barb Brown also helped transform the high school into Candyland! By walking through the candy corridor, students found a great variety of games organized by Shelli Caple, Shannon and John Pelland and Teresa Bianco. Delicious food and drinks were available throughout the entire night thanks to Jody Kontour, Molly Robison and Nancy VanDevander. The event was run and supervised by several volunteers arranged by Paula Matheson and Vicky Steele. As students had time to wonder and take a break from watching a magic trick or going down the giant slide, they could listen to music while admiring the picture boards placed around the lobby. Last by not least, the fundraising of prizes and cash donations was done by Terri Montoya and Melanie Stevens who made sure that there were plenty of gifts for students at the end of the night. A special thanks to the Nicola family for their generous gift for the prize wheel. Along with the organizing committee, the following volunteers supervised the rides and the doors during the night: Lisa Orosz, Vicky Steele, Donna Yost, Connie & Daniel Biggs, Robin Bennett, Bonnie & Marc Whitman, Buck Williams, Delia and Miguel Delgado, Cindy Stolfus, Kim Martin, Jeff Carlson, Linda Mansfield, Charlie Montover, Wendy and Brandon Weeden, Debie McCown, Deb Williams, Chris and Amy Treese and Cheryl Peterson. The following is the list of businesses and individuals who extended their generosity to make this event possible: AirGas, Alpine Bank, Alpine Tire, American National Bank, Architectural Windows and Doors, Aspen Skiing Company, Bank of Colorado, Barnes, Pearson & Associates, LLC, Beaujo’s, Berthod Motors Inc., Bighorn Toyota, Book Grove, Book Train, Brew Pub, Burning Mountain Bowl, Canyon Bikes, Carl J Ciani Insurance Agency, Chili’s Grill, City Market, City of Glenwood Springs, Climate Control, Coca Cola Distributing, Colorado Candies, Colorado HVAC, Inc., Community Banks of Colorado, Dalby, Wendland & Co. P.C., Dan Kerst Attorney at Law, Domino’s Pizza, Elks Lodge 32286 BPOE, Elmer Glass Company, Encana Oil and Gas, Face Place, Factory Surplus, Fiesta Guadalajara, Glenwood Insurance Agency, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Glenwood Conoco, Glenwood Springs Ford – LM, Haute Plate, Heim & Johnson DDS., Hepworth-Pawlak Geotechnical, Inc., High Plains Building Co, Holy Cross Energy, Hot Springs Lodge & Pool, Inc., Innermountain Distributing Co., JC Penneys, Jeff Leonard Insurance Agency, Inc., Juicy Lucy’s Steakhouse, McDonald’s Restaurant, Mineral Land Service, NECCO Confectionary, Neil-Garing Insurance, Peak Communications, Peppino’s, Performance Footwear, Pizza Hut, Print Works, Inc., PSI Crane & Rigging Inc., Qdoba Mexican Grill, Ramada Inn, Robin Proctor Photography, Rotary Club of Glenwood Springs, Safeway, SavvyNails, SMB INC., Sonic Drive-In, Sopris Engineering, Subway, Sunlight Mountain Ski & Bike Shop, Taco Bell, Taipei Tokyo, Target Stores, TayBen Transportation (Nicola Family), Terri Montoya Architect, TRIDENT Federal, U.S. Bank, Uncle’s Pizza, Valley View Hospital, Village Inn, Walmart, Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers, West Wind, Williams Production RMT, Zheng’s Asian Bistro, GSHS Booster Club, GSHS Multicultural Club, Contour Family, Roger & Lorrie Brown, Lee & Bruce Bowles, Sue & Steve Bridger, Mandy Gauldin, Greg & Adriana Hire, Danielle Howard, Kevin & Kathryn Kneipper, Patricia & Scott Kramer, John & Shannon Pelland, Kathryn & Jonathon Pototsky, Robison Family, Sheri Scruby, Lisa & Scott Sobke, Mike & Debbie Wilde.A special thanks to Paul Freeman, Gayla Rowe and Terease Juhl for their support and guidance. I apologize if by accident we omitted any of our generous donors or volunteers. Thank you!Adriana Ayala-HireAPE advertising chair
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