A huge success
The town of Carbondale’s sixth annual Oktoberfest was a huge success. I would first like to personally thank Andy Grogger for cooking all those wonderful dumplings and brats, and helping introduce new activities to the event. I also would like to thank our sponsors: KUUR, Carbondale Chamber, KDNK, Peak Party Rental, High Point Brewery and Carbondale Vineyard for helping advertise and fund the event. We couldn’t do it without you. A special thanks goes to Ackerman Log and Timber for donating the Nail Driving log. Everyone had a blast hammering at the log.
I would have to be honest that I was extremely nervous prior to this event, but due to the fact I had wonderful volunteers this event ran extremely smooth. One statement came to my head while thinking back to the event, and that was “You are only as good as your team.” I was lucky this year to have a wonderful crew, thank you for helping guys: Jesse Rochel, Eric Brendlinger, Chris Loertscher, Dave Richie, Daniel Silva, Jennie Halstead, Lisa Spina, Danielle Boyle, Stacey Evans, Jeremy Everding, Jennifer Heston, Lucas Howell, Rooster, Allison Rochel, and Amanda Selby. And most importantly, I would like to thank all the people that showed up, drank beer and competed in all the competitions. It made the event very entertaining.
Last but not least, a big thanks goes to Steve’s Guitars for organizing all the music. The bands were great!
See you next year!
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In Pitkin County, a camp helps local homeless population through the pandemic. What might a similar program look like in Glenwood Springs?
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