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Readers Say Thanks

Post IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Thanksgiving once again brought a community together to do something special for those in a time of need. At Patti’s Main Street Coffee House & Bill’s Cowboy Steakhouse in down town New Castle, volunteers came together for another year to feed the Feed My Sheep shelter for Thanksgiving, and a feast it was.Patti and Bill would like to give special thanks to all the volunteers and those who donated time, money and food: Steve Vasilakis, Jim and Pam York, Kim Breslin, Tori Palmer and Carl. Blake Timmer and his family, Kerani, Amy and Chrissy, Mike Weerks, and Lorraine Mc Neal, Vicki and Todd Ambrose, Columbia River Cowboy Gathering, Buddy, Scott and Sharon Pope, and Lee Price and family, and a very special thank you to Preferred Limousine and Preferred Aircraft Detailing, Mike and Stacy Brown for their generous donation. At 5 p.m. Thanksgiving evening, our guests from Feed My Sheep shelter arrived and were seated to a full course Thanksgiving feast. The food was fantastic due to the efforts of everyone. An event like this is not possible without a community coming together and words cannot express how truly thankful we are.Bill Pugh & Patti Reich Patti’s Main Street Coffee House & Bill’s Cowboy Steakhouse Inc.

On behalf of the Boy and Girl Scouts of New Castle, I would like to thank the entire community for its generosity of the food donations that we collected on behalf of LIFT-UP. Once again our great town came together and donated about 2,000 pounds of food. We are definitely a giving community. I would also like to thank all our great kids and their parents who went out of their way for two Saturdays, to make this all possible. To those of you who would still like to make a donation, please drop it of at the library. Happy Holidays, John Harcourt, assistant scoutmasterNew Castle Pack 221

The Fraternal Order of Eagles would like to thank all those who volunteered for the free Thanksgiving dinner. It was a huge success and could not have been done without the wonderful people in our community who took time to help us. Thank you so much.Experiencing the true meaning of ChristmasWorking where we work, we truly meet all kinds of people. But on this beautiful Thursday morning we got a reminder that great, giving, generous people still exist. While our customer was shopping for the Christmas season he heard about a family who is less fortunate than some of us. Our customer responded in a way that opened our hearts and let a bright ray of light in. He asked us to gather some presents together for this family and put them on his ticket. It’s an amazing thing to see the Christmas spirit in front of you. And it’s a great reminder that Christmas is all about giving. We just want to say thank you, Mr. Bob Westrum, you are a wonderful man and a fantastic influence to everyone. Rifle Radio Shack



What a fantastic time we had at the 2010 Lunafest, short film fest, this year on Friday, Nov. 5, at Colorado Mountain College’s West Garfield Campus in Rifle and Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale. We were able to raise funds for the Advocate Safehouse Project and the Breast Cancer Fund. It takes a community to produce an entertainment-filled event, and we certainly had a fabulous amount of support. We could not have held the Lunafest without our generous sponsors: Alpine Banks, KMTS, Women’s Health Associates, Colorado Mountain College, the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, and Luna Bars. Many thanks to the people who attended Lunafest this year. Please spread the word about this wonderful and enlightening short film fest. We hope to see you next year at the movies.Blessings,Julie Olsonexecutive directorAdvocate Safehouse Project


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