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Readers Say Thanks

As the summer officially comes to a close, signaling the end of another year for Theater Masters, I would be remiss if I didn’t thank Ted Churchill and the Village Inn staff for their continued support. They are truly marvelous.Beginning in January with Take Ten, which this year was expanded to include not only the award-winning plays of local high school students but the best plays submitted by students of nine MFA programs, the evenings of performance were enhanced by Village Inn pie. There’s nothing like mixed berry at intermission to calm nerves and encourage discussion. I think that Allison Schaiberger from Glenwood Springs High School and Claire Westcott from Aspen High School would agree.After Take Ten, two plays, “Dearborn Heights” and “Open Admissions” were presented. They dealt with racism and prejudice, which sadly still exist in our world. The Village Inn pie and coffee discussions that took place were heated and healing.Finally, the reading of “The English Channel,” a new play by Robert Brustein, senior research fellow at Harvard University, gave a refreshing spin on the Shakespeare versus Marlowe debate. The lively chat over pecan and cherry pie was fueled not only by the text, but by the excellent refreshments provided by the Village Inn.Theater Masters would not be able to carry out our goal without the enthusiastic support of people like Ted Churchill. He always asks, “How can we work together and make this happen?” We can’t say enough times how grateful we are for, not only your pies which are fabulous, but your spirit which is inspirational. Thank you very much.We at Theater Masters encourage everyone to “Celebrate with pie!” It works beautifully.Julia Hansen, founderTheater Masters

I would like to take a moment to appreciate Silt Branch librarians, Janine, Ann, Kim, Bev, and Megan. For several years, they have helped my learning by suggesting several stimulating kinds of stories and other reading materials in the Summer Reading Program. This year as a teenager, I decided to challenge myself and break my old 2006 record. I set my sights on 300 hours. It was difficult. I obtained the hours by staying up and reading several long nights into early mornings. I then shared with my mom that I was going to test myself and try to read 500 hours before the end of the reading program. I made it on the last day of the SRP, and 524 hours later I was beaming. I would like to acknowledge the librarians for my reward. This reward means a lot to me. Thank you! Your satisfied, gratified reader. Jordan KuerstenRifle

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