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A recipe for education

Dear Editor:

We’ve seen many letters recently regarding Proposition 101 and Amendments 60 and 61 – initiatives that could affect spending in our public schools. We’ve also heard the news of state budget cuts for K-12 education coming over the next several years. So naturally we wonder what we can do to help our local schools.

Conscientious voting is one thing, but there are smaller things that can also make a big difference. With that in mind, Basalt Kids Inc. invites valley residents to attend the 15th annual Taste of Basalt, Nov. 6, at the Roaring Fork Club. The event, which raises money to enhance education in Basalt public schools, features food tasting stations from local restaurants, beer, wine, a martini bar, a silent auction and dancing to the Bo Hale Band. It’s a great time for a great cause as 100 percent of the proceeds benefit Basalt public schools.

It’s up to us to invest in our schools. If you plan to go out to dinner once in the next few weeks, why not save the date for the Taste? A night out with friends can offer much needed support for art supplies, outdoor education trips, digital equipment, technology, drama and music. We think that’s a great deal, but if you can’t attend, please consider making a donation – big or small – through our website. Or look for our raffle sellers for a chance to win a $3,000 travel prize.

If you haven’t been to the Taste in a while, come back. You’ll be glad you did. To those who support us each year, thank you for your commitment to our children’s education. We look forward to seeing you Nov. 6. Tickets for the Taste of Basalt ($85 each or $160/couple) are available online or at Midland Shoe. Please visit our website at http://www.basaltkids.com for more information on our mission to Enhance Education in Basalt Public Schools.

Basalt Kids board

Corin Brucker, Deedee Hooker, Kris Sinko, Linda Hoffman, Rebecca Leibinger, Durelle Montgomery, Gaye Quaranta, Tori Thompson, Beth Barnes, Sara O’Connor


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