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Readers Say Thanks

Thanks to this generous community we live in, the second annual Zach Schwartz Memorial Scholarship benefit in Silt was a success last month. Ten local and front-range bands donated their time and talents, including 2Real4DaMind, In Shining Armor, Sound Theories, Spitsole, Jacob Russo, The Tippetts, CJ Skruffs, Rezurrected Muzic, Rescued Underwater and Immortal Thoughts.Special thanks go out to WingNutz Bar and Grille for donating all the food; Pepsi for all the beverages; and Mr. T’s Hardware for the sound stage, dunk tank and propane; and to The Glenwood Springs Post Independent. We so appreciate our tireless volunteers, including Dave Smedra, Tammy and Calvin Klein, Grady Hazelton, Terry Muldoon, Lynne DeNio, Lisa Carpenter and so many others.Our silent auction was a success thanks to the many bidders and the donors including LaQuinta, Exquisite Design Flowers, Base Camp Café, Silt Express Pizza Pro, Russo’s Pizza, Glenwood Caverns, Yampa Spa, Sunlight Mountain Resort, Smooth Salon, Village Inn, 19th Street Diner, Doc Holliday’s Bar and Grill, Sundance Drug and Liquor, Bed Bath and Beyond, Patty Ringer, Downtown Drug, Wewer Keohane, Shift N Gears, Jeans Printing, Taco Bell, The Chocolate Moose, Hair Depot, Glenwood Community Center and Sonic.Thank you to the town of Silt, Down Valley Septic, West Care Ambulance and the Silt Police Department for their cooperation and contributions, and to Williams Energy for their donations.We hope to continue with the 3-on-3 basketball tournament again next year, making it bigger and better, so get your teams ready! Four local graduating seniors received college scholarships in memory of Zach this year. We will continue this new tradition with the Class of 2009, thanks to all of you.Ken and Dez CarpenterMike and Kelley CoxNew Castle

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