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Readers Say Thanks

We extend a big thank-you to everyone who made the Dandelion Dash a success. One hundred percent of the entry fees from the runners who braved the snow for the 5K race and the families who walked and ran in the one-mile race will benefit the Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers. The $1,600 raised in entry fees and donations will support families in the Roaring Fork School District by purchasing services such as medical exams, eyeglasses, mental health counseling, tutoring or enrichment activities.Volunteers Leslie Way, Seth Brown, Nancy Boyer, Kristin Hall, Jen Hamilton, Kallie Carpenter, Paul Boyer, Tim Fox, Lois Johnson, Annie Metheny, Mike Lindsay, Jenny Lindsay, Cheryl Jadwin, Lisa Ralson, Janet Earley, Ruth Muse, Lis Mancinas, and Nila Nevarez made race day run smoothly, despite the weather.Local businesses also showed their support by donating food, prizes or money to cover the cost of printing T-shirts: Alpine Bank, 20/20 Eye Care, Roaring Fork Family Physicians, Independence Run and Hike, Midvalley Family Practice, Alexa’s Closet, the Artists’ Collective, City Market, the Cowen Center, Dos Gringos Burritos, the Floral Boutique, Grana, Peppino’s Pizza, the Red Rock Diner, Road ID, Sound Easy Video and the Village Smithy.Lastly, Chris Loertscher from Carbondale Recreation and Brion After from Independence Run and Hike certainly went out of their way to make the races successful. We could not have done it without all of you. See you next year for more fun!Betsy McMichaelRoaring Fork Family Resource Centers

Originally addressed: Dear Roaring Fork Valley Community,This past Saturday, May 17, the Carbondale Clay Center hosted the 10th annual Cajun Clay Night. The weather was perfect, the crowd above average, and the party a great success. We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the many people that make the event possible. A special thanks goes out to the Center’s Board of Directors for their support and to the event sponsors for their generous donations. Gracious thank-yous are in order to Mark Fischer from Restaurant Six89 and to the other restaurants from Carbondale to Basalt for providing tantalizing treats to fill up our bowls. A sincere thanks goes to all the businesses and artists of the valley who graciously donated to our silent auction. Heartfelt gratitude goes out to all the artists who threw nearly 400 bowls for the event, and to all the wonderful volunteers who made the event happen. You are all greatly appreciated!It is wonderful to be a part of an event that brings together people from the entire valley to celebrate. Lauren Kearns, CCC executive directorTerril Scott, CCC administrative assistantMustang Molly Irwin, CCN chairperson

On behalf of the students and parents of St. Stephen’s Catholic School, we would like to extend sincere gratitude to all who supported our Spring Wine Tasting Fundraiser. It was a huge success and tons of fun. Thank you so much to Ken Robinson of Roaring Fork Liquors, John Beatty and Drew Stofflet of Vin Aspen and Susan Carpenter of National Distributing Co. for donating the wine and their expertise for the tasting. Thank you to Tatry for donating their banquet room in their beautiful new restaurant for our event, and for providing some yummy Polish fare. Thank you to Zheng Asian Bistro, Eighth Street Deli, Rivers, Glenwood Canyon Brewing Co., Rosie’s, Chili’s, Ella, and The Bayou, for the delicious food donations. A very special thank you to Lauri Bosco for decorating all of our fabulous tasting glasses.In addition, thank you to all of the local business owners who generously donated gift certificates and fantastic items to our silent auction for this very important school event. It’s people like you in our community that make our valley such a great place to live, work and educate our children.Holly Adelman and Erin ZalinskiSt. Stephen’s Wine Tasting co-chairs

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