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The Elks Lodge Silent Auction held in April was a tremendous success ” the Elks raised approximately $7,000. The Elks Lodge would like to express its sincere thanks and gratitude to everyone who donated time, services, gift certificates, merchandise, etc. It goes without saying that the businesses and business owners in our community are much more than just merchants trying to sell in a fierce and competitive market ” they are the absolute foundation of our community and the key to making the Elks Lodge fund-raising (and the many other nonprofit organizations in the valley) so successful.

We are very proud and excited that the success of the silent auction will allow the lodge to not only contribute additional monies to the local scholarship program, but also enable the Elks Lodge to donate money to YouthZone, a longtime nonprofit organization in the valley. Without the generosity of the local businesses, business owners, individuals, members, officers and trustees of the Elks Lodge, this year’s silent auction would never have been so successful and rewarding. Our sincere gratitude and many kudos.

Finally, the Elks Lodge will continue to support and participate with the community through student scholarships, drug awareness literature, educational supplies to area schools, youth awareness programs, the local Boy/Girl Scout troops, the Veterans Nursing Home in Rifle, Mountain Valley Developmental Services, and other broad-based charitable programs.



Gary Jochum,

exalted ruler,



Elks Care ” Elks Share

Every year Glenwood Springs High School has a Project Graduation to keep kids safe the night after graduation. The Glenwood Springs High School’s Project Graduation was held at New Castle SuperBowl on May 23, and was a great success.

A very much-needed (and belated) thanks goes out to all those who helped put on this wonderful night. To all the businesses and the community, thank you for the donations and endless support. To SuperBowl, thank you for the use of your facility. To the parents, thank you for your time, donations, and late-night supervision. A very special thanks goes out to Paul and Maura Carlson, who have made Project Graduation possible for the last 17 years and continue to dedicate all of their time and energy to such a valuable cause. Thank you again for another home run.

Sincerely, Keegan Nadon and Megan Fleming

Glenwood Springs High School Class of 2004

Roaring Fork Hospice would like to thank all the wonderful folks who supported the first annual Mountains and Moonlight event Saturday, June 12, at Exclamation Point. Generous donors, generous purchasers (sometimes one and the same!) and friends of hospice, our hearts are filled with gratitude to each of you for your support. In this valley there’s always plenty of competition for people’s time and money. Your decision to spend the evening with us is deeply appreciated. We think it’s safe to say a fine time was had by all! Special thanks to Steve and Jeanne Beckley of the Glenwood Caverns. What an amazing spot for an event!

Sean Jeung

Roaring Fork Hospice

Thanks go out to Tom Maher at True Value Hardware and his staff, and to Michelle Misurelli, manager of the Glenwood Springs Mall, for helping the local branch of the American Red Cross have a successful bake sale. And thanks to all the locals who stopped by to buy baked goods and several who made generous contributions to cheer us. A final thank-you to Debbie from KGLN for her radio coverage and bringing out the prospective shoppers.

The profits from this sale will go into the Wildfire Preparedness Fund for our local branch of the American Red Cross.

Sincerely, Marlene Manown and Leah McEachern

Glenwood Springs


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