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A peaceful benefit

Dear Editor:First let me say how very much we appreciate your policy of printing letters allowing various organizations to thank persons who have contributed to Aspen’s many worthwhile endeavors.Our Aspen Chapel, presently adorned with a Ribbon for Peace has just celebrated a spectacular benefit at the home of Patsy and John Shields.Their extraordinary home would have been a special gift, but they insisted on providing everything all the while inspiring us with their congenial enthusiasm. Their loving spirit permeated the entire event. We also thank the many benefactors and contributors who helped assure its success thus allowing the chapel to continue being a vibrant force in our community.Elaine Bonds and Shelley Franklin outdid themselves in managing all of the auction items. Frank Betts. Bruce Pretz, Patty Heydenbeck, Jane Jenkins and Edie Wombwell deserve special commendation for the numerous items they obtained for the auction.Mounting the Ribbon for Peace was a real challenge for the many volunteers.. It had its ups and downs but with the perseverance of our artistic and talented engineer, Tom Ward, he was able to secure the bow ribbon. That may be symbolic – we need such dedication to bring peace to our nation and to the world.Harriette Line ThompsonBenefit Chair

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