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Post IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Thanks to so many for their contributions to the 42nd Annual Silt HeyDay. We had a wonderful day to remember Ferguson and the river crossing. It is such a great opportunity for organizations in our community to do their fundraising.It was probably the nicest two days, except for the heat, I have seen in my 18-year involvement with HeyDay.Breakfast provided by the Silt Historical Society finished before 9:30 a.m. The food donations were really appreciated. This year we were again able to entice Timbermill with Twirp Anderson, Cash Cashman and Dave Notor to come early and provide entertainment from 7-10 a.m.The parade had 23-plus entries and lots of people all through town watching. We limited booth spaces in order to be able to have space available for kids’ games and just relaxing in the big tent. We had a variety of different types of vendors and information booths and the food booths were outstanding.The money people donated paid for about 11 hours of live music in the park on Saturday with Timbermill, The Missing Link and The Strolling Scones. This year we again welcomed the Western Slope Stompers just after the parade. We also presented more than four hours of canned live music in the park on Sunday for our Silt Heyday Car Show with DJ Rockin’ Rob from Boogie Down.Donations also provided prizes for the children and adult games in the park and our sound system. Donations of trash removal and sanitary facilities helped us to avoid costs. Still other sponsors provided several well-received door prizes as well as handout prizes given in the park all day.If anyone has comments or suggestions for next year, please send a note to the Silt HeyDay Committee, P.O. Box 70, Silt, Colo. 81652.Thanks to all for the opportunity to make it all happen.The Silt HeyDay CommitteeDave Bartlett, Levy Burris, Chris Classen, Joan Nestor, Sylvia MacLaughlin, Kim Price, Kathy Strong, Rob Stovkis and Peggy Swank

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all who participated in the Russo’s Pizza Honor Flight Benefit Ride on Aug. 13.Western Slope Honor Flight is a non-profit organization based in Grand Junction. They fly veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam to Washington, D.C., to visit their war memorials, at no cost to the veterans. This is a tremendous undertaking, requiring the assistance of many people to make this dream a reality. Although this was the first year for the Honor Flight Benefit Ride, it was an amazing success; a success would not have been possible without the overwhelming support from individuals in our community, as well as our business friends. We were able to raise $1,500 for Western Slope Honor Flight, thanks to all of you.Allow us to thank the following folks, for their generous donations and help:Frank Schiavone, owner of Russo’s Pizza, for his warm hospitality, fantastic sense of humor and the best pizza on the planet.Sopris Lighting, KHUNU Adventure Wear, Aspen Valley Harley Davidson, Fin’s Grille, Double Dog Pub, Courtyard Marriott, Moses Leather of Grand Junction, Western Colorado Truck Center, Coors, Silver Heels Trading Company, Mike Horn and Jerry Lombardo (and family) for their awesome (and well received) door prize donations.Western Colorado Truck Center, Attraction by Design, Glenda Decker & Chuck Lightburn, Salvatore & Laura Salonia, Wendy & Woody Harrison, Aspen Valley H.O.G. Chapter, and all of our Bike Night friends (and new friends who joined us for this event), for contributing the funds to help make the next Honor Flight possible.Lastly, a big thank you to Nancy Duffy, Judy Schiavone, Nolia Spry and Donna Harris for dishing up the cinnamon rolls before the ride, The Print Works for working with us on the flyers, and Dave Reynolds for providing us with great music during the after-ride party.Grateful does not begin to describe how we feel towards all of you for your support, but it will have to do. For once, you have rendered us speechless.Misty Stuart and Dave WilliamsGlenwood Springs

It is common knowledge how important our family and friends are as we go down life’s path. This becomes so apparent when a family loses someone who is their mother, grandmother and friend. The family of Alice Boulton wishes to thank everyone for their prayers, being there in person, and thoughts during our time of loss.Mary Jane Hangs and the family of Alice BoultonSilt

I would like to thank those who have come by our yard sale in Carbondale. My husband has an aortic aneurysm that requires surgery and the engine has blown in our vehicle, so we have been trying to have a yard sale for a couple of months now. Unfortunately, we have no health insurance and have not been able attain success at reaching any goals. We have had the unfortunate pleasure of somebody removing our signs every time we have put them up. I want to let those who have come by and helped that it has been greatly appreciated, especially with the economy as it is. I really do wish if we have offended someone with our signs that they would come talk to us instead of ripping them down, as I would like to keep my husband around for years to come.Denise O’DonnellCarbondale

We would like to thank all the people and businesses who made this year’s Garfield County Fair such a success. We would like to especially thank all of the volunteers who spent countless hours planning and working so hard to make it all happen. Thanks to Bill Ekstrom, Kim Schriver and Jennifer Hancewicz for their patience and excellent skills in multi-tasking this enormous endeavor. We appreciate all they do for our 4-H youth. We would also like to acknowledge Dr. Liz Chandler for all of her time as committee chairperson and the veterinarian for the livestock.We very much appreciate the contributions from EnCana Oil and Gas (USA).And last, but not least, we would like to thank our buyers and supporters for their incredible generosity.Heather OtisRocky Mountain Wranglers 4-H Club of Garfield CountySilt

Berthod Motors would like to thank the Glenwood Sunrise and Noon Rotary clubs for making the concession fundraiser at our ninth annual 4×4 show a great success for the Glenwood Springs High School Girls Swim Team. The Rotarians helped the ladies by cooking and providing the grill, while the girls and parents served up the food. Thank you to all for being part of our show.Don GerbazBerthod Motors

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