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Young enough to be silly

Old enough to be wise

If you know Millie

You’re in on her surprise

Happy Birthday. Your friends and family love you.

Hoopster helps with Family Resource Centers

The Denver Nuggets’ rookie superstar Carmelo Anthony announced that he has decided on Colorado’s Family Resource Centers, a statewide nonprofit organization, as the principal community charity that he will support during his time in Colorado.

“I came from an area where I saw poverty and hardship, and Family Resource Centers makes a big difference in helping people in those situations. If I can make a difference to help people who are struggling, then in the long run, it will make my career more fulfilling,” he said.

The Roaring Fork Valley is home to the Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers, a nonprofit organization operating within our area schools. The center has four offices in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, and Basalt, connecting families, schools and communities to improve student health and academic achievement.

Anthony will be assisting the Family Resource Center with fund-raising and public awareness activities, and serving as spokesman for the centers’ participation in a state tax check-off program. He will also be contributing directly to the centers through his own local marketing efforts. Among other things, ‘Melo has pledged a percentage from his candy bar sales.

For more information on the Roaring Fork Family Resource Center, contact Carolyn Hardin, 384-5697 or

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