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Readers Say Thanks

Tailgate party, raffle ticket sales a success

Thanks to all of the volunteers who supported Mike Schilling’s benefit, the community raised over $11,000.

Thanks goes out to the Rams football team for having such a successful season and getting to the semifinal game.

Well over 200 people attended the chili lunch put together by Wendy Turgeon. Donations of food were from John Burtard, Bobby and Lisa Cerise, Carbondale Middle School, Romna Griffith, Ann Broadhurst, Paul and Tim Nieslanik and City Market Carbondale.

Special thanks to Dennise Connor for allowing us to use the kitchen at Carbondale Middle School and Wendy Moore for being such a great hostess at Roaring Fork High School.

Thanks goes out to Lynn Nielsen and Bambi Burtard for getting up so early to put the lunch together, to Sean Kelly from the Post Independent for getting the word out on such short notice and the Valley Journal.

Volunteers who worked the lunch were Eva Cerise, Toni Cerise, Jessica Cerise, Janice Ingram, Stephanie Schilling, Alicia and Erica Parker, Ardeen Arbaney, and junior class girls Sarah Achey, Carley Velasquez, Leah Raaflaub.

Thanks to all that sold the raffle tickets and to the Redstone Cattlemen’s Association for donating the beef. Special thanks to Matt and Heather Nieslanik for putting the raffle together.

And last but not least thanks to everyone who purchased the tickets. If you were one of the many few who did not attend the game, the lucky winners were Mike Howard and the Waddick family of Carbondale.

Friends of Mike Schilling


Consider giving to United Way

As the economy continues to struggle, challenges faced by local nonprofits increase. Financial contributions from local, state and federal governments diminish just as demand for services increases.

Fortunately, help is here in the form of a resurgent United Way of Garfield County. It couldn’t have come at a better time. Our local United Way was what could be politely called “low profile” for several years, but it is back and back big.

The United Way works mainly through employees pledging a small amount to be deducted from each paycheck throughout the year. All of your contribution stays here in the community, going to 20 different organizations, including the Advocate Safehouse, LIFT-UP, the Traveler (senior and disabled transportation), Garfield Legal Services and the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.

Often a little temporary help keeps someone from falling through the cracks and becoming a burden on society. And it isn’t only other people going through rough times who use these organizations. We will all benefit from their services at some point in our lives. United Way offers a simple way to strengthen your community, and get good bang for your buck. And now, when someone asks you for a contribution to a charity, you can politely reply, “I prefer to give through the United Way.”

Donations can be sent to PO Box 1406, Rifle, CO 81650. Or call Leslie at 625-8189 about a payroll deduction program at work.

Nancy Smith

Board of Directors

United Way of Garfield County

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