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A fantastic summer of camp

Dear Editor:

We, the staff and board of directors of the Earthbeat Summer Music Camps, wish to pass on a huge thank you to all of our singing participants, parents, schools and grantors for making our 2007 summer music camp program a huge success! More than 250 local children participated! We could not have done it without you!

Thank-yous go out to our supportive school principals, Sonya Hemmen of Glenwood Elementary, Dave Lindenberg of New Castle Elementary, Mark Grice of Carbondale Montessori School, and Christian Kingsbury and Tye Haden of Basalt Elementary. Thank you for your amazing and continued support. And we welcome first-timer New Castle to our musical family, who knocked our socks off with an amazing turnout of 48 singers for their first-ever summer music camp!

Special thanks goes out to our grantors, all unsung heroes (the ladies of the Aspen Thrift Shop, the Aspen Elks Club, the town of Basalt Discretionary Fund, Beth and Rob Mobilian ” owners of Pinons Restaurant ” and Mr. Anonymous), whose generous financial donations make our scholarship program possible.

Special thanks goes out to my Pine Creek Cookhouse team, owners John and Juliette Wilcox, Doug Campbell and Claire Clarke for covering my shifts so that I could keep the Earthbeat dream and experience alive!

Lastly, thank you to my amazingly talented staff ” you are the living example that music and the arts can change people’s lives, and I consider myself blessed to be a part of your lives for the last 14 years. You challenge me to keep growing and you bring the best out in me.

You all make the difference! Each of you is irreplaceable!

P.S.: Karen D’Attillo, wherever you are on the planet, thank you for having the vision of creating the Earthbeat dream and bringing me on board …

K.C. Johnson

director, Roaring Fork Valley Earthbeat Summer Music Camps