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Readers say thanks

Strawberry Shortcut was the best yetMany of you have read that this year’s Strawberry Days were claimed to be the best we have ever enjoyed. We at Special Olympics Colorado-Glenwood Springs Local Program believe that to be true of the 29th annual Strawberry Shortcut as well. We had great weather, more than 900 participants, and awesome volunteers, all adding up to a great event. The proceeds of this event benefit the local Special Olympics programs. The money helps to purchase uniforms and equipment, as well as assist with travel costs to local, area and state competitions. The Glenwood Springs Local Program also uses received funds to co-sponsor the Western Area Summer Classic, held July 21 and 22 in Battlement Mesa. The athletes participate in golf, bocce ball, tennis and cycling, and are treated to a dinner/dance, lodging, breakfast and lunch.Thanks to the following businesses for their continued sponsorship: The Bank of Colorado, Geno’s Liquor, American Furniture Warehouse, Rocky Mountain Realtors, SDS Mortgage, HP Geotech, Commonwealth Title, Calistoga, Gran Farnum Printing, Glenwood Chiropractic PC, Somethin’ Sweet Candy Plus!, Farmers Insurance Group-Jamie Allee, Performance Footwear and Glenwood Springs Ford.Thanks to the Glenwood Springs Police Department and A-1 Traffic Control. Special thanks to Jim Yellico, whose excellent skills in planning, coordinating and executing the race ensure a great time for all involved. Also, thanks to the wonderful volunteers and participants. We couldn’t do it without you. Stay fit, Glenwood!Julie H. Fite, Western Area ManagerSpecial Olympics Colorado

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