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Activities Fair a success

Dear Editor:

The Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers would like to celebrate the success of our May 1 Summer Activities Fair in El Jebel. This was our eighth annual fair with more than 30 vendors in attendance. Despite the typical mountain spring weather, we had a good turnout of families and children.

Thank you to Eagle County for the use of their facility for this event, and thanks to Lindsay Hentschel and the Roaring Fork High School journalism department for offering baked goods and kids’ games.

Local organizations from Aspen to Glenwood Springs offered children of all ages an opportunity to sign up for fun and educational summer programs. During the fair all of the participating organizations offered scholarships or promoted free programs to the attendees. More than 30 children walked away with very generous scholarships with values of up to $375 each.

Thank you to the following participating organizations: Alpine Christian Academy, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Art of Defense, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen Valley Ski Club, Aspen Youth Center, Basalt Recreation, Basalt Swimming, Basalt Cub Scouts, Camp Chip-A-Tooth, Camp Ecology, Camp ReGeneration, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale Recreation Center, Carbondale Soccer Club, Christ Community Church Vacation Bible School, Creative Spark Studio, Crown Mountain Recreation District, Gregg Adams Photography, Parents Handbook, PEAK Centers, RFTA, River Valley Ranch House, Rock Bottom Ranch, Rocky Mountain Martial Arts, Sopris Therapy Services, Thunder River Theater Co., True Media Foundation, Windwalkers, Wyly Arts and YouthZone.

Thanks to all our volunteers who made this event happen, including: Cheryl Jadwin, Retta Bruegger, Jenny Lindsay, Ligia Bonilla and sons, Maggie Cruz-Herrrara and Ruth Muse. Have a great summer!

Katie Marshall