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Readers say thanks

On Saturday, June 10, the Carbondale Rotary Club hosted “Balls of Fire,” the happening event of the year. Six hundred of our closest companions dined on salmon and tenderloin by Conundrum Catering, danced to the Bobby Mason All Star Band, and were magically coaxed by auctioneer supreme, Doc Eason, to contribute over $60,000 to the Rotary Foundation. One hundred percent of the profits will be given through the Rotary granting program to valley nonprofit organizations and the selected beneficiary of the event, Thunder River Theatre Company.Please join us in thanking the generous sponsors who made this event so successful: Conundrum Catering, Catherine Store Wine and Liquor, Bethel Party Rentals, Berthod Motors, Valley View Hospital Foundation, Tindall Jaycox Advertising, Wells Fargo, Schmueser Gordon Meyer Engineers, Alpine Bank, Ace Hardware, American National Bank, The Moleman, Herb and Kate Feinzig, Ice Man Aspen Kool, The Pour House, Amore’ Realty, 6512 Productions, Chip Bishop CPA, Roaring Fork Rentals, Pacific Sheet Metal, Mt. Sopris Eye Care, Dr. Herschel Ross, Doc Eason/Rocky Mountain Magic, Whitsitt & Gross, Aspen Daily News, Heritage Park Care Center, The Timbers Company, Liberty Home Financial, Valley Journal, Orrison Distributing, and Chaparral Cleaning & Supply.A heartfelt thank-you goes to the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District for making the entire evening possible. For two years, the Fire Department has opened their doors for the event, working tirelessly alongside our volunteers. They are the most hospitable and generous hosts in the Roaring Fork Valley, and a real partner for this event.And thank you to all the valley businesses who donated the auction items, making a successful auction possible. But most importantly, thank you to everyone who purchased tickets and attended the event. You have contributed generously to our beautiful valley. The only folks who missed out on the fun were our local newspapers who failed to show up with their complimentary tickets to photograph and record the largest local event of the year.So mark your calendars for next year, tickets will be in hot demand for the Carbondale Rotary Happening – Great Balls of Fire!Jody Ensign, event chairCarbondale

The family of Ruth Petrocco would like to express their gratitude and sincere appreciation for all of the support, kindness, cards, food, and love given to them by family, friends and the community. Thank you.Eric Petrocco and familyGlenwood Springs

The family of Buckey Arbaney would like to thank all those who supported our family in our time of need with kind words, wonderful memories, stories, phone calls, and food. Your kindness demonstrated to us just how special Buckey was as a husband, father and friend. Thank you, Father McCormick, for the very nice service and Ernest Gerbaz for the special eulogy. Buckey will be with us in our hearts always. Louise Arbaney, Dawn and Larry Thrun, Lesa and Eric Chesnut, and Valeri ScarlettRoaring Fork Valley

The volunteers of Garfield County Search and Rescue would like to thank EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) for their generous grant. The employees of EnCana were most helpful and supportive to our team. The grant will be used to provide protective clothing for our teams in the field.David PruettGarfield County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue

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