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Readers Say Thanks

RIDE gives a big thank you

Riding Institute for Disabled Equestrians says thank you to all the people who supported the fundraiser- documentary Playing with Magic at the Ute Theater. Special thanks to Alpine Bank, Vicki Lee Green Realtors, Columbine Ford, Mountain Waste and Recycling, and WingNutz. The Ute Theater is a great place to hold activities for the community. It was a heartwarming night, great food and the support was fantastic. The producer- Wayne Ewing was there to support us and discuss the film. We hope that RIDE continues to be an intricate part of this community and presents opportunities for everyone to participate in horse therapy.

Dee Stiers

Silt

Feed My Sheep Ministry says thanks

Feed My Sheep Ministry which is your local homeless shelter has completed our Overnight Program for the season. We housed during this season 86 men, 31 women and 1 family with a total visits of 2,948. Our guests are furnished with air mattresses or camping pads, sheets, blankets and pillows for their comfort. Every week sheets are gathered and laundered by our director. Owners Carole Brown and Don Gilipsie of the Cajun Laundromat located just south of Walmart blessed us with offering to laundry our blankets. Rhonda worked most of the day washing, drying and packing our blankets in plastic pails. Our carefully folded bedding is stowed away in storage unit next March. Thank you Cajun Laundromat and Cleaners for taking such good care of us.

Feed My Sheep Ministry

Glenwood Springs

Thank you for your support

Grand River Health would like to sincerely thank our wonderful community for the support you showed us for the annual Grand River Gallop. This event concludes our 2016 March for Meals events. Thank you, thank you, and thank you! A special thank you to all of our volunteers who rally together to make this event run smoothly.

We would also like to extend our gratitude to our overall Charity Race sponsors: Alpine Bank and Independence Run & Hike, our Gallop Super Hero sponsors: Casey Brewing & Blending, FCI, Columbine Ford our Side Kick Sponsors: Mountain Family Health, Jason Premier Pumping, and our supporters and friends: Master Automotive, Karen Lucas CPA, Mac5 Mortgage, Cheryl & Company Real Estate, TaxKeeping LLC, Gold Star Realty, Mountain Valley Developmental, Crabtree’s Red Canyon Auto Body and Frame, Misty’s Coffee Shop, Impressions, and Rifle Works. Community support is what this event is all about – thank you for being part of that community.

Thank you to all who came out and ran (or walked) in the event and to all who went the extra mile and wore their super hero outfits – this world needs more super heroes out there! Kudos to the entire community for the support in the way of donations (including donating your old cars), volunteer time, and in naming Grand River Meals on Wheels the Nonprofit of the Year. All of these things speak volumes on how you support the homebound seniors and disabled in our community. Together, we can keep seniors living independently, healthier at home, and feeling more connected to their community, as they age. Thank you.

Kaaren Peck

Director of Grand River Meals on Wheels

A great “Healthy Movie Night”

The SESPTA (Sopris Elementary School Parents and Teachers Association) hosted its first ever “Healthy Movie Night/Parents Night Out” event on Friday, April 15th at the SES cafeteria. The parents and students who attended were treated to entertaining and informative healthy cooking demonstrations, trivia games with prizes, dinner, drinks and organic popcorn tasting to go along with the movie of the evening which discussed the effects of processed sugar on the body and mind. While kids were enjoying their health focused movie night, parents could take advantage of a few hour “off”!

The SESPTA wants to sincerely thank Natural Grocers of Glenwood Springs and their superstar employee, Kylee Schuler, Nutritional Health Coach, for enabling this event to happen. Kylee brought with her an incredibly creative, age appropriate and fascinating presentation about sugars- as a result many of the students walked away that evening understanding clearly what an acceptable daily amount of sugar is and also what happens to the body and mind when there is an excess of sugar consumed. She introduced students to a variety of snacks that tasted great, were easy to make and contained a low amount or zero sugar. Kylee absolutely was the highlight of the whole event and we cannot thank her enough for her time, positive energy and infinite knowledge!

Thank you to Natural Grocers of Glenwood Springs for donating all the fresh fruits and vegetables, juices, popcorn and infused waters that were enjoyed that evening and for the fabulous prizes, gift cards and goody bags that were given out to all who attended. Thank you to the Sopris Elementary School Wellness Committee, and especially to Carrie Godes and Jessie Johnson, for partnering with the PTA on this event and for volunteering their valuable time, ideas and energy. Thank you to Valley View Hospital and to City Market/Kroger for their generous donations to the event. Thank you to SES school principal Kathy Whiting and to RFSD Tech superhero Kevin Goscha for their at-the-last-minute technical teamwork which allowed us to show the documentary on the big screen!

The PTA hopes to create a series of these health focused Friday events in the 2016-2017 school year, so stay tuned!

Annie Bell

Sopris Elementary School Parents and Teachers Association secretary


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