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Once again I am impressed by the charity of our community coming out to support the Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge annual scholarship fundraising event.

Our Italian sausage, cheeseburger and Kettle Corn stand raises money each year for a perpetual scholarship fund that provides scholarships to a dozen local students or more each year.

This year, the dynamite crew leaders gathered more than 60 Elks members and about 10 non-members to help grow the perpetual scholarship fund. Even with the rain on Friday, we exceeded our sales from last year by 35 percent. As they say, “It takes a village.”

Thank you to all who stopped by our stand and made a purchase or a donation.

The Boy Scouts and leaders of Troop 225 did a most excellent job of selling Kettle Corn, which has come to be a very successful partnership at the park we hope we can continue.

Many other community members also played a role to make this a success, including the donations of Cross Propane, The Diner, Dave and Karen Bender, Mike Nemelka, Jimmy’s 66, Western Petroleum, Sandy’s Office Supply, Premier Party Rentals, Lafarge, Lindsey Passmore, Phil Long, Walt Stowe, John Stowe, Richard Drew and Michelle Drew.

Annette Franta and Pat Stowe

BPOE No. 2286

Glenwood Springs

The Garfield County 4H senior trip to Washington D.C. and New York City was amazing.

Kim Schriver’s countless hours of planning and incredible ability to improvise proved to be a winning combination for a trip of a lifetime for the 22 lucky participants.

A few of the many highlights included the Statue of Liberty, Broadway, a tour of the Capitol, the Holocaust Museum, and a brief meeting with U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet.

For those parents who couldn’t join their kids, it was everything that you hoped it would be, and more.

Thank you so much to the community, Garfield County 4H Foundation, and businesses that offered financial support. Thank you to the other parents for sharing your awesome kids.

Kim Schriver, we can’t thank you enough for all that you do. Garfield County is lucky to have you.

Becky and Savannah Ross


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