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Supporting local freak power

Dear Editor:

We would like to thank the 300 community members who attended Freak Power Film Night last Saturday for making the evening a success. The movies were a reflection of our dynamic community back in the ’70s. The focus of the evening was on civic involvement, highlighted by the film “High Noon at Aspen” which followed Hunter S. Thompson’s campaign for sheriff in 1970. It was an inside look in to what lighted the fire for civic change in Aspen during that era.

The generous donations collected last Saturday will be used to restore and then preserve some of the community’s video archives onto a digital format. Preserving these delicate videotapes requires a $10 per minute preservation cost. GrassRoots TV12 continues to raise money for this preservation effort. If you would like to support this cause please call 925-8000 and pledge your contribution to preserving our past, or visit grassrootstv.org.

We also would like to thank our partners who helped make this evening a success: Aspen Historical Society, The Historic Wheeler Opera House and staff, Vince Lahey and the Crystal Palace Grille, Aspen Brewing Company, and Stranahan’s Whiskey.

Without your support for our event we would not have been successful.

Ellen Winter

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