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Readers Say Thanks

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Sunday, Sept. 12 was the day of our annual salute to the Community of Carbondale. Carbondale is a unique community, and like so many others, is struggling just to get by in these hard times. But, on Sunday, we came together to eat and to play and to dance, and for awhile, we forgot about the problems and focused on having a good time. I’d like to thank the Town of Carbondale for partnering with me to put this event together year after year.

Next I’d like to express my admiration and thanks to the young men, their parents and the leaders of Carbondale Boy Scout troop 235. These guys spent several hours of their Saturday to shuck and clean 14 cases of Olathe sweet corn to be served on Sunday. They then showed up on Sunday to haul corn and soda, serve food, clean up litter and generally make themselves available to help in any way they could. They asked that individual names not be used (classy) so all I will say is Thank You.

Next, I’d like to thank Tammy (Buttons the Clown) Baar for her continued appearance. Buttons paints the kids faces, and some of the adults, too, with her cool designs. Katy Reeves from Aspen House of Bounce was there with her bounce house and a slide big enough for kids and adults as well. DJ Ginger Anne was on stage sending out some great music all afternoon and at six, Bobby Mason and the Carbondale All-Stars took over the stage, which set the tone for the evening; Rock and Roll at its finest. Thanks Bobby, Geoffrey, Dave, Brian, Lee and Suzanne. You guys were outstanding.

I have to thank Smiley, Steve and all the crew from Public Works for setting up the park and helping in so many ways. Jeff and the rec department, Gene and his officers, thank you all for your help putting this event together.

Last, but by no means least, thanks to my crew at the Pour House; Michael and his staff in the kitchen put together a great feast for over 400 people. All my front of the house team did their part as always and I thank you all for your hard work. And you, all the folks here in Carbondale, thank you for coming.

Skip Bell,

Manager, The Pour House


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