Readers say thanks

Support for Rifle Lion’s Club Easter egg hunt

The Rifle Lion’s Club extends a big thank you to our town businesses for their support of our 82nd annual Easter egg hunt.

A special thank you to our major sponsors: Columbine Ford, Gold Star Realty and Colorado River Engineering.

Thank you to other businesses contributing funds: Alpine Bank, Dalby, Wendland & Co., American Family Insurance, B & B Plumbing, Bank of Colorado, Preceptor Beta Kappa, Rifle Truck and Trailer, Rifle Works, State Farm Insurance, Stuver & LeMoine, Town and Country Veterinarian, Wal-Mart, A & P Lambert, and Weiss & Associates.

The event started with 16 children receiving a new bike helmet donated by the Battlement Auxiliary. Next, three boys and three girls received a big Easter basket filled with toys and candy, two baskets from the Grand River Gift Shop and four baskets from Dalby, Wendland & Co. Then three very excited boys, and girls went home with a new bicycle and helmet from Gold Star Realty.

Everyone went home with candy and plastic eggs with a treat inside.

Thank you to our participating scavenger hunt businesses: Alpine Bank, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Valley Lumber, Rocky Mountain Liquors, Farm Fresh Café, Jeans Printing, City Market, Car Quest, East Ave. Furniture, American National Bank, A & D Pawn, Pruett & Associates, Rifle Lock & Safe, Timberline Sporting Goods, Rifle Boot & Saddlery, Country Attic, Lady Bug, Busy Bee, Out West Real Estate, Midland Arts Company, Miller’s Dry Goods, Trendz, Action Shop, Swallow Oil, Rifle Animal Shelter, Fiesta Guadalajara, Napa Auto, Rifle Chamber of Commerce, Mountain High Paint, and Community Bank of Colorado.

Thank you to Boy Scout Troop #223, Rifle Parks and Recreation, Channel 10, A & D Pawn, KMTS, Drive 105, 95.5 The River, KREX, The Citizen Telegram, The Post Independent, and to the Rifle Fire Department for bringing their truck to show the children while they waited for the event to start.

Mother Nature smiled and we had an exciting, wonderful 82nd Easter egg hunt.

Thank you,

The Rifle Lions Club

Support for Grand River Gallup

Grand River Health would like to sincerely thank our wonderful community for the support you showed us for the annual Grand River Gallop. This event concludes our 2016 March for Meals events. Thank you, thank you, and thank you. A special thank you to all of our volunteers who rally together to make this event run smoothly.

We also would like to extend our gratitude to our overall charity race sponsors: Alpine Bank and Independence Hike & Bike; our gallop super hero sponsors: Casey Brewing & Blending, FCI and Columbine Ford; our side kick sponsors: Mountain Family Health, Jason Premier Pumping; and our supporters and friends: Master Automotive, Karen Lucas CPA, Mac5 Mortgage, Cheryl & Company Real Estate, TaxKeeping LLC, Gold Star Realty, Mountain Valley Developmental, Crabtree’s Red Canyon Auto Body and Frame, Misty’s Coffee Shop, Impressions, and Rifle Works.

Community support is what this event is all about — thank you for being part of that community.

Thank you to all who came out and ran (or walked) in the event and to all who went the extra mile and wore their super hero outfits — this world needs more super heroes out there.

Kudos to the entire community for the support in the way of donations (including donating your old cars), volunteer time and in naming Grand River Meals on Wheels the “Nonprofit of the Year.” All of these things speak volumes on how you support the homebound seniors and disabled in our community. Together, we can keep seniors living independently, healthier at home, and feeling more connected to their community as they age. Thank you.

Kaaren Peck

Director of Grand River Meals on Wheels

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