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Market Street Miracle returns Friday in Glenwood

John Gardner
Glenwood Springs correspondent
Aspen, CO Colorado

Contributed photoLast year's Market Street Miracle raised more than $4,000 for the American Cancer Society through the Roaring Fork Relay for Life. This year's event, in Glenwood Springs, will feature sidewalk sales, massages, drawings and live music.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Tami Campbell’s story is similar to many residents in Glenwood Springs – and Garfield County.

Campbell doesn’t have cancer, and there is no one in her family affected by the disease. However, the cause for trying to find a cure is worth her time and effort.

“Being in the massage business, it just sinks home with me and what I’m trying to do,” Campbell said.

She is the owner of Arcella’s Retreat on Market Street at the Glenwood Meadows Shopping Center. She has been in business for about two years and said that she enjoys being involved in community. That’s why she is looking forward to Friday’s second annual Market Street Miracle, where participating shops on Market Street raise funds for the American Cancer Society through the Roaring Fork Relay for Life.

For Relay for the Roaring Fork Valley organizer Julia Spencer, this second event should be another great day.

“Last year we raised [more than] $4,000 in one day,” she said. “It was pretty amazing.”

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While individual Relay for Life teams hold fundraisers throughout the year, this is a single event where the community and local shops show their support.

Some businesses, like Campbell at Arcella’s Retreat, will offer chair massages for $1 per minute with proceeds going to the relay. Stores like Moe’s Southwest Grill, Starbucks, Quiznos Subs, Russo’s Pizza, and Zheng Asian Bistro will offer happy hour and dinner specials, and will donate a percentage of their sales to the cause.

Drawings, discounts and samples will also be offered from a variety of stores. KSNO will do a live broadcast from 2-4 p.m. and KMTS will be on the scene from 4-6 p.m. And there will be live music from Yvette Lamoureux MacEachen from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

jgardner@postindependent.com

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