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Thank you for supporting Anderson family

Thank you seems so inadequate for all that we have experienced and received as the community of Rifle has rallied around the family of Austin John Knox. Prayers, hugs, phone calls, food from each and everyone of you. A special thank you to:

Jon Phillips (Church of Christ) Rick and Geneva Jar; New Creations; Patti and Ronnie Fazzie; Amber Nicole Clemons; Doose family; Kristi Kirpatric; Johnson family; Jake, Dillon, Shawn, Fanzo, Fuzzi, Jessica and many others; Ladies from Pottery especially Michelle; Benson family; Knox family; Perma Chink; Erin Reider; Action Shop; Subway (Mike Higginbotham); Rifle High School; Micro Plastics; City Hall; City Market; Shooters; Melissa Statler; and Jeans Printing,

Thank you to all who donated food and time for Austin’s Celebration of Life and Potluck. I’ve missed some I’m sure, but please all feel a special thank-you from our hearts at this time of loss. In leaving for Oregon I take with me many blessings from each of you and wonderful new friendships and “grandkids.” Please keep Austin and his smile alive in your hearts and conversations. Love on my Kim, Amber, Sky, and Jack for me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Karen Jones (Kim’s mom)

Thank you to Rifle Animal Shelter volunteers

The Rifle Animal Shelter is a hoppin’ place and any of our volunteers can vouch for us. However, we wouldn’t be where we are and doing what we’re doing without those volunteers.

We are so touched and frankly blown away by the support shown in our community and our valley extending from Grand Junction to Aspen for the Rifle Animal Shelter.

Volunteers can never receive enough thanks for everything they do. From fostering homeless pets; volunteering for events such as the Garfield County Fair, Farmer’s Markets, Adoption Events and fundraisers; committee members who dedicate their time to meetings, brainstorming, making phone calls and helping staff; to our volunteers that come in to help clean the shelter, walk dogs and spend time in the cat room. Even helping to make adoptions happen by volunteering to take an adoptable pet to their new forever home — our volunteers do a lot and they make it happen.

We are very proud of our volunteers and we are endlessly grateful for their work.

Our volunteers not only help us, the staff, out at the shelter — their work directly and positively affects the lives of our homeless pets. They have a good temporary home during their time with us, and you our volunteers make it even better. Simply by saying a good word about the Rifle Animal Shelter increases chances for adoption for one of our furry friends.

When you chose to be a volunteer for the Rifle Animal Shelter, you may not have realized you would be called … a lot … or maybe you did. But you put up with us, gracefully, and keep the goal in mind. We’re thankful for your patience in the craziness of an event, and we’re appreciative of your willingness to be part of something bigger and make a difference.

We here at the Rifle Animal Shelter want to tell you how much we truly appreciate everything you do when you choose to become a Rifle Animal Shelter Volunteer. You are a hero of the Rifle Animal Shelter and are so appreciated by us. Thank you.

Rifle Animal Shelter staff

Thank you for making Silt Heyday a success

The Silt Heyday Committee would like to thank all the contributors that helped to make the 46th Silt Heyday and Silt Heyday Car Show a huge success. This includes all those who donated financial support, door prizes and services. Because of you, we were able to provide a great home town celebration during a centennial year.

We want to give special thanks to our Centennial Sponsors: Alpine Bank-New Castle, Alpine Bank-Rifle and the Town of Silt; our Grand Sponsors: Columbine Ford, Native American Crane Service, Inc. and Stampfel Construction; our Award Sponsors: American Furniture Warehouse, Berthod Motors, Best Plumbing & Heating Services, Inc, K&K Lumber and Vaughan Construction; and our Entry Gate Sponsors: ANB Bank, Grand River Health and Master Petroleum; as well as all the other sponsors that provided us with the financial support to defray our expenses and gift certificates that were used as prizes for events. We also want to thank all the newspapers, radio and TV stations that publicized the event.

We wish to thank all the people who donated their time for Silt Heyday, including our Hobble 5K race participants, the parade entrants, our parade judges; our grand marshal — Bill Smith; local VFW, American Legion and Silt’s own Cub Scout Pack 220 flag bearers; our booth providers; our car show participants and workers; our horse shoe tournament participants; our farm olympic participants; local support including the Silt Police Department and the security volunteers, Silt Historical Society friends in the kitchen; the town of Silt employees; and all of the others who helped as we celebrated “100 years of community.”

Thanks to our bands Timbermill Music, The Scones and Swerve.

If we forgot anyone it is not intentional, and we thank you, too, it was difficult to keep track of all the work going on.

Without all of this support, we could not have done it.

Silt Heyday Committee


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