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Readers Say Thanks

I just want to personally acknowledge some of the dedicated businesses and individuals whose generous donations of time and materials helped make the Realm Festival a success.Thank you to Mr. T’s Hardware in New Castle, Rifle Equipment, Down Valley Septic and A-1 Traffic Control for the rental donations. Also, thank you Mr. T’s, Valley Lumber and Fowler & Peth for donating much of the building material to help complete the stage. To Mark Funnel of Outlaw Dirt Co., whose precision excavation and site work made the festival accessible for vehicles and audience members alike. Christina Vittum, Linda Strickland and Stacey Solinger did a wonderful job organizing all the volunteers who helped with everything from parking to selling tickets. Radio stations 105.3 (Drive 105) and 95.5 (The River) generously donated a large amount of air time for advertising, as well as announcing the festival on their own. Dana Anderson of the Post Independent put together a very nice newspaper ad, which helped spread the word about this event. Thank you to Larry McDonald and the Hotel Colorado for donating the rooms to house the band members for the weekend. Pabst made a large contribution and put together a very nice beer and wine garden. My brother, John Klein, and good friends Kirk Jonsma, Steve Ott and Barbie Boe went above and beyond the call, helping me to get the stage complete on time. Extra special thanks to Chris Davis, Tim Warn and the rest of the posse for their endless dedication and long hours spent organizing the bands and everything else involved in putting this event together. Last, and certainly not least, a heartfelt thank-you to the numerous volunteers, without whom this music festival couldn’t have happened.James Klein New Castle

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