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A party for the barn

Dear Editor:

The fifth annual Basalt Regional Heritage Society (BRHS) Saloon Night benefit to restore the Arbaney Barn was a wonderful success.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the community and our sponsors for making it a great night. Our first tip of the hat goes to Rick, Pat, Audrey and the Two Rivers Cafe staff. They have been with this event since its inception, and have always provided us with great food and a wonderful atmosphere to hold this event. When you step through that swinging door, you step into Basalt when it was a railroad, cowboy and miner time. Our sponsors get a tip of the hat for helping us with the financial part of the event: Community Bank of Basalt, Toklat Gallery, Frontier Airlines, town of Basalt, Alpine Bank, Western Peak, Daly Property Services, Brad Elliott ” architect, the Roaring Fork Club and the Aspen Skiing Co.

Our dealers this year were: Heather Smith, the new Basalt chamber director, Skip Harlow of the Lions Club, Michelle Ferrell of the Fleisher Co., Terry Orcutt, Josh Elliott, Barry Maggert of Maggert and Associates, Brad Elliott and Captain.

Our lively event would not have been so lively if it had not been for Jimmy Dykan and his friend Steve singing and playing their hearts out for our guests. Thanks, Jimmy and Steve ” you were fantastic! A special thank-you goes to our mayor, Leroy Duroux, who always manages to participate in all of our events. Thank you for taking the time to be our master of ceremonies.

The last tip of our hat goes to you, the community, who make this event so special. Thank you for taking the time to step through those swinging doors and taking part in the Arbaney Barn Museum restoration. You are the people who participate in the community events that define what a community truly is. It is not about boundaries, but how the people who live and work in a town participate in the local community events. Thank you to all of the media coverage we received!

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Ryan White, treasurer,

Janice Duroux, president

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