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Readers Say Thanks

Community helps senior

High Country RSVP would like to thank all those involved in an extensive yard clean-up in Rifle for a senior who is battling cancer. We would like to thank all of those who made it possible; the city of Rifle, in particular, Sara Flores, Rifle Community Service Officer Code Enforcement; City Manager Matt Sturgeon; Assistant City Manager Bobby Odell; and their crew of city workers and inmates from the Rifle Correctional Facility. We could not have accomplished removing thousands of pounds of sheet metal, trash, and recycling in just eight hours without the cooperation from the city of Rifle, the loan of a dump truck and front loader, and RSVP volunteers Stephen Deliyianis, Carl Vogt and Teri Daugherty. It is truly heartwarming to work with individuals and entities that care so much about seniors and are willing to work collaboratively to ease the burdens of others. Cheers to the city of Rifle and our community volunteers. Thank you!

Patty Daniells, program director

High Country RSVP

3rd annual Walk for Hope a success

On Sunday, Sept. 13, One Moment hosted our third annual Walk For Hope where we gathered together with families who have been affected by pregnancy and early infant loss. We honored and celebrated our babies that have gone too soon with readings and seed paper notes, a beautiful musical tribute, a butterfly release, and a half mile walk to honor the steps they will never take here with us.

I would like to thank our sponsors and donors for helping make our event a success. Thank you to Alpine Bank, Valley View Hospital Family Birthplace, Glenwood Insurance, and Coldwell Banker Mason Morse for their generous donations in sponsoring our walk. Mark Bricklin of the Vail Daily went above and beyond to print our Walk For Hope ad many times for just a small fee. Gil Villarreal of Ex Nihilo Studios gave generously of his time and talent for web work and design services. Thank you to singer/songwriter Sue Krehbiel, who learned a special song just for our event and gave a beautiful performance that touched many hearts. Thank you to Jennifer Johnson Photography for donating her time to photograph our event. Chris Tribble from True Media Foundation and his assistant Sam Hankinson gave of their time and talent to video our event and provide us with a beautifully edited video compilation.

Thank you to Ham Dubois from Innermountain Distributing for donating bottled water and Aaron Badolato from Sweet ColoraDough for donating doughnuts for our thirsty and hungry participants. We greatly appreciate Copy Copy in Glenwood Springs for donating the printing for our walk programs, and for City Market in Rifle, which donated beautiful chrysanthemums that gave our newly released butterflies a happy place to rest. A big thanks again to Two Rivers Community Foundation for overseeing all of our funding for this year’s event.

We could not have done this without all of you. I am grateful to live in a community that cares so much to support our cause. Because of you all, we are reaching lives and touching hurting hearts of families here in our little valley.

Marcia Villarreal

Walk For Hope

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