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We learned of a couple in Spencerport, N.Y., who were collecting baseball hats and sending them to the troops in Iraq to wear on their time off. We decided to collect hats by donation from businesses around town and participate in this morale-boosting event. We would like to thank Pine’s Stone, the Hot Springs Lodge and Pool, Glenwood Canyon Brewpub, Land Rover of the Roaring Fork, Alpine Bank, and Pacific Sheet Metal for their generous donations of two hats or more each! And to the numerous businesses in the valley we contacted but didn’t have hats, thank you for your kind words of encouragement for us to keep going to the next place and ask again. We heard from the project’s founders that the hats and the support and caring they represent are very welcome and much appreciated by our troops. We are truly fortunate to live in such a giving community.

Jan and Carli Dean

Glenwood Springs

The Glenwood Springs Art Guild would like to extend a warm thank-you to our community for your support of our annual Fall Art Festival. We had another successful year, and look forward to many more years to come. With a cooperative community like ours, the arts will thrive.

As we are packing up the boxes and enjoying the beautiful fall colors, we reminisce about our festival. We remember our faithful “purchase patrons,” our walk-in viewers, the artists who produce such beautiful work, the city of Glenwood for its support, the Ramada Inn for their extra work, our sponsors for their tireless support, our local newspapers and radio stations, the companies who so generously donated door prizes, and our merchant display participants. Most of all, we thank the guild members and spouses who donated hours of their time to the festival.

The Fall Art Festival would not be one of the finest and largest nonjuried art shows in the state without the gift of time, talent, and goods given by the members of our community. We had another awesome show of art this year, and all of the proceeds will be funneled back into arts education materials and scholarships in the valley.

If we spend our lives giving what we have to enrich the lives of others, we have spent them well indeed!

Artfully submitted,

Arlene Law

coordinator, Fall Art Festival

Glenwood Springs Art Guild

Phase I of the new baseball field at Deerfield Park is almost complete. We would like to thank Garfield County, EnCana, Field of Dreams, and Wal-Mart for their donations to make this field a reality. Working together we can make great things happen. Also thank you to American Civil Constructors and Landscape Architects for designing and building the ballfield. These kinds of projects would not be possible without the help of our community. Come see the progress that has been made or look at the pictures at http://www.rifleco.org.

Thanks,

Aleks Briedis

recreation director

city of Rifle

American National Bank recently sponsored the Glenwood Two Rivers 5K Run in Glenwood Springs. The event was hosted by and was a benefit for the Roaring Fork Public Education Foundation.

I thank Joe Mollica, Robin Tolan, Nancy Reinisch, Cheryl Westphal and Jim Phillips for race preparations and organization. I also wish to express appreciation for help from Basalt Printing, Colorado News Media, the Shirt Stop, McDonald’s, the Property Shop, Dr. Setterberg, Steve Kennedy and Sonya Hemmen. The nifty race T-shirts were designed by Theodore Pulver (Carbondale High School) with direction from Cathy McCourt, his teacher. Publicity was provided by Irene Friedman, Jeanine Artaz, and Susan Romig. The MC for the award ceremony was Bob Willey. I especially thank the race-day volunteers: Mary Anne Ackerman, Wendy Caldwell, Connie Cooper, Ann Desmond, Jackie Dority, Mike Dority, Chad Filipski, Ruth Frey, Dede Hofmann, Bernadette Julich, John Masur, Nancy Reinisch, Paul Sabner, Patty Schaffner, Scott Sobke and Robin Tolan.

The community-minded participants had the satisfaction of directly benefiting our public school teachers. Thank you, runners.

Peter Frey

race coordinator

Basalt


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