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Readers Say Thanks

Dear Editor,I am writing at the request of my dear friend, Ginny Barbier. Ginny is battling cancer and is currently in Valley View Hospital. Ginny wanted to publicly thank everyone who participated in the fundraiser for her at her shop, Design2Sell, on July 17. A huge thank-you goes out to Betty Scranton, Solomon Liston, Rolf Hermanson, and all the members of the Lutheran Thrivent Foundation for “spearheading” this fundraiser and handling the myriad details. Thank you to the Army Wives for attending and helping out as well.Thank you to all the merchants who donated items for the silent auction: Isberian Rugs, Interiors A La Carte, The Booktrain, Good Health, Rays Tangle II, The Candlestick Maker, Artists Mercantile, Mona Lisa’s, Riviera restaurant, Juicy Lucy’s, Downtown Drug, Scrubs, One of a Kind Jewelers, Print Works, and Aspen Home Consignment. A heartfelt thank-you to Donna Fell and the Angel Network for their significant financial contribution.Thank you to all of Ginny’s wonderful friends who have helped tremendously during this very difficult time: Donna Fell; Theresa Monger; Jeanne Wallace; Ashton, Stacy and Kate Durrett; Louisa Lovett; Oni Butterfly; Diane with “Friends for Life”; Susan at Splendor Mountain Spa; Ginny Salimen; Phil and Joan Anderson; Nick Goluba; and Shirley. A very special thank-you goes to Eve Booth and Anita Bishop for working tirelessly at the Cooper Street and Grand Avenue stores to keep them open while Ginny has been hospitalized. Your help has been, and continues to be, beyond measure.When a crisis such as this occurs, it is then that we discover anew what strength, comfort and physical aid our friends will provide us.As I do not know all of Ginny’s friends, please forgive my omission if I did not list you here publicly. Please keep Ginny in your thoughts and prayers.Stacey LinmanGlenwood Springs

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