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Kudos and Kindness



Props to Snowmass Rotary

I would like to express my deep appreciation for the Snowmass Village Rotary Club for recently awarding a grant to the Aspen Youth Center in support of the programs and services we offer for children and adolescents every day after school and in the summer.

The Snowmass Village Rotary Club serves our community by raising funds for Roaring Fork Valley students and nonprofit organizations.

The financial support of the Snowmass Village Rotary Club will allow the Aspen Youth Center to continue meeting the needs of the many young people (and their families) who rely on us every day!

Thank you!

Keith Berglund

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Executive director, Aspen Youth Center

These women really care

On behalf of WindWalkers, Margaret "Gary" Bender (executive director) and myself, we'd like to express our gratitude to the members of 100+ Women Who Care.

More than 65 unique women came together this past spring to ensure that WindWalkers — a local equine-assisted learning and therapy center — met a $10,000 challenge/match issued by the KNU Foundations to help support our programs. Please check out our website, http://www.windwalkerstrc.org, to see some of the many ways these funds are being used to help our community.

We were so inspired that I joined their membership and would encourage others to do the same. We firmly believe that these unique women will make a significant difference in the long-term sustainability of our local non-profit community.

A special thanks to Mandy Welgos, Emily Weingart and Robin Van Domelen for founding the Roaring Fork Valley chapter!

Gabrielle Greeves

Development coordinator, WindWalkers EAL and Therapy Center, Carbondale

Devoted parents

Parent volunteers are an essential part of what makes the Aspen School District successful on many levels. We would like to thank a dedicated group of women who were given the task of making ice-age costumes for students to use during their study of the Pleistocene era, specifically the animals found at the Snowmass dig.

These parents spent more than a year gathering materials, sewing and creating costumes that are truly works of art. The animal costumes include six mammoths, six mastodons, a sloth, a camel, a musk ox and a beaver. We'd like to thank Mirjam Rosner, Nete Joseph, Katie Viola and Katherine Sand for devoting an immense amount of their resources, time and creativity to help learning come to life. These costumes will be a resource for our schools for many years to come.

We are so grateful!

Lisa Lawrence, Julie Wille and the Aspen School District staff

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