Readers say thanks
The Glenwood Springs Municipal Airport hosted a fly-in on Saturday, Sept. 17. It was a great success. The local remote-controlled airplanes put on an impressive display that delighted people of all ages. There were children’s activities, airplane balsa wood and plastic give-aways, and an ultralight display, so fun was had by all. Many people came to see the new hangars and the environmentally-friendly resurfacing of the runway. The new surface has won an environmental award for the city, which is on display at City Hall.
There was a drawing for lots of door prizes, donated by the Hotel Denver (a night’s stay, pool pass), Alpine Bank (Avalanche tickets and a laptop carry case), the Iron Mountain Tramway, the Hot Springs Lodge and Pool (pool passes), Stewart Title (really nice coffee mugs and sunglass covers), a Thunderbirds poster, and Energy Connections (a one hour massage). Many thanks to Randy Kempton, at Premier Aviation, and Dick Weinberg for their donation of scenic flights. The colors were spectacular, and since it is a very beautiful area, I am sure the flights were enjoyed.
Many thanks to all the efforts of the airport committee, Chris Simms, Jill Peterson, David Merritt, and Paul Hamilton, and Steve Shute and the Rotary Cub for the delicious pancake breakfast. The Colorado Department of Transportation, Aviation Division, had a wonderful program with Darci Wert and the children had a great time participating. A very big thank-you to the Glenwood Post Independent for co-sponsoring this event. It was their advertising that brought the community out in the largest crowd ever.
I appreciate the community involvement in the airport and the support of the local pilots and aviation-related people. Thank you all for keeping the spirit of the airport alive and well.
Stephanie Stanfield, Airport Advisory Board vice chair
Glenwood Springs Ford hosted its ninth annual Classic Car Show on Saturday, Sept. 17, with proceeds benefiting LIFT-UP. Hundreds of automotive enthusiasts gathered on a picture perfect September day to enjoy meticulously maintained and preserved classic cars from the past century. Free hot dogs, ice cream and oldies music set the flavor of the day.
Funds were collected for LIFT-UP to help with their ongoing services to assist area hungry, along with toys for their Angel Tree Gift campaign, which distributes Christmas gifts for thousands of children throughout the region.
The Valley Cruisers Car Club presented LIFT-UP with a check for $1,000 out of the proceeds from their own car show in June.
LIFT-UP extends its sincere appreciation to all who participated in this great event.
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