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Readers Say Thanks

The Rifle Branch Library would like to thank the Rifle Police Department, Rifle City Hall, and all the businesses that helped make this year’s Preschool Fall Costume Parade a success. Generous contributions of candy and friendly smiles came from American National Bank of Rifle, Mark Briels Electric, Alpine Bank of Rifle, Base Camp Café, Miscellanea La Sierra, Texas Mesquite BBQ, ForeRunner Corp., Colorado River Engineering, Timberline Sporting Goods, The Tasty Tomato, An Old Book, Miller’s Dry Goods, Garfield County Clerk and Recorder, The Country Attic, Outlaw Medical Arts, Gold Star Realty, the Sharp family, Jennifer Sanborn, and the businesses of the Midland and Mercantile buildings. This year’s parade was a wonderful event enjoyed by more than 310 people. On behalf of the Rifle Branch Library and all the princesses, skunks, rock stars and cowgirls, thank you!Emily HiselRifle Branch Library youth librarian

Thanks, Miss Honey, for saving my son’s teeth and contributing to his attitude. My 6-year old son, Will, goes to the Camp Run-A-Muk after-school program in Carbondale. The day after Halloween, during pickup, Miss Honey (Jen)- owner, manager and all-around great gal – told Will she gives her son an option with his candy. He can either keep the entire stash and have it rationed carefully, or trade it all in for one nice present. Will immediately, without hesitation, piped in, “I’ll do that. Mom, can I get new ski pants?” Shocked and grateful, I jumped at the chance, took care of the errand over the weekend and brought the entire bag to the office for co-workers to pilfer. My husband was a little bummed there would be no poaching. And some co-workers complained they would now need new ski pants, too.Lesson learned is kids care less about candy than going house-to-house. Presents, stickers, school supplies, etc., are longer-lasting and have greater value than sugar. This story has had great momentum. Can’t wait till next year. I’m giving out school supplies.Thanks, Miss Honey!Martha RoseCarbondale

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