Readers Say Thanks
We would like to extend a big thank you to all attendees, volunteers, local businesses, and entertainers that made the 56th Annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast a huge success on Aug. 7. Almost 1,000 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 32 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, 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, Mason Morse Real Estate, Modern Kitchen Center, MPA Consulting Engineers, Neil-Garing Insurance, Orthopedic Associates, Pattillo Associates Engineers, Nelson’s Auto Body, Professional Auto Body, Roaring Fork Furniture, James Setterberg Dentistry, US Bank, and Valley View Hospital. There was a perfect mix of entertainment provided by a String Duet (Pearce Littler and Lorraine Curry), Jammin’ Jim, and Cookie the Clown. 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 and Dan Like, Project Co-Chairs, and your entire Glenwood Springs Kiwanis Club
A big beep of the horn to everyone who made the 7th Annual Downtown Classic Car Show a huge success.First a beep to our sponsors, Vicco’s Charcoal Burger, Gran Farnum Printing, Alpine Bank, Berthod Motors, Western Slope Paint Supply, The Gear Exchange and The Flower Mart.Others that deserve a honk of the horn for assisting us are, Mid Valley Church, Good Health Food Store, Rocky Mountain Waste Disposal, Swire Coca Cola, The Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Kim Doose of Goglenwood.com, Gabe Chenowith of KMTS Radio, Lindsey Lewis of the Chamber Resort Asso., Ken Murphy of the Glenwood Adventure Co., and the City of Glenwood Springs. I also need to thank all the businesses that donated prizes for the owners.Last and certainly not least a big honk of the horn to Bart and Jennifer Victor for all their support or this show would not have happened.See you next year.Dennis BaderCar Show Organizer
I am writing this letter to the Cheerleaders of Roaring Fork High School, mostly to thank the coaches and directors making it possible to have this great program in our valley. All of us in the community, especially the football fans, players and parents greatly and auspiciously congratulate you on your previous success and your future triumphs. And with all of our gratitude we thank you for inspiring a fun way to watch high school sporting events. Once again, you are all doing an excellent job and we hope to see you on the pitch in the future. And to the coach, bravo in your abilities to organize and fund an amazing squad of fantastic athletes.Reece McGladeCarbondale
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that made our benefit possible and a success.We would like to express our sincere appreciation and thankfulness to Rod, Ava Cogburn and their family. This is a family that gives with no expectations, they give so unconditionally. This family has dedicated so much time and worked many, many hours to make the benefit successful. They as a family work like no other. Would like to say Thank you Grady Hazelton owner of WingNutz, for donating his business, staff and food. They also were open for business during our event. Awesome job staff team, you were great. Ava made sure that we had everything that was needed, we had entertainment, a silent auction and the opportunity to visit with friends and family. Thank you to all that donated items for our silent auction; To all that were not able to be there but put Roy and his family in your prayers and thoughts; and to everyone that donated money to help with medical expenses. A huge thank you to Jim Shrull for donating his time to us.We were also blessed by the Cogburns as they flew us here so that we could be part of this special event. This meant the world to Roy. I’m sure this is just what the doctor ordered for him to be able to see the love and support of our hometown community. Hats off to the Rifle community and surrounding areas.You can still make donations to RDF to Shara Leech, 2676 Applewood Place, Grand Junction, 81506 or 970-256-9292.Sincere thank you to all, Roy Deshazer and Family
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