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Carbondale market a success

Dear Editor:

During the weekend of Dec. 10-12, Carbondale was part of the inaugural Airstream Village Holiday Market. This event brought in more than 20 local vendors selling art, glass, jewelry and pottery.

Musicians donated their time and energy to play to folks sitting around the blazing bonfire. Food was served up fresh and hot from Smoke Modern BBQ and Nicky’s Quickie. Roaring Fork Leadership raised money for their scholarship fund running the busy beverage booth. Kids enjoyed making s’mores by the fire while Santa and his reindeer welcomed families on Sunday.

On behalf of everyone at Land+Shelter Inc. and the Studio for Arts and Works (SAW), I would like to express my gratitude to so many individuals and businesses in making the Airstream Village Holiday Market a success. Rainy Day Designs created our brand, MRI donated financially and then again with all the restrooms and trash bins. Sunsense Solar, Alpine Bank, the Village Smithy restaurant, RFTA, Ecos, IRMW and Aloha Mtn. Cyclery all contributed to the positive and heartwarming weekend.

I especially feel honored to have collaborated with so many in putting on this party for Carbondale! Locals through their businesses like Mike Shook with Alta Properties, Ants Cullwick through Koru Limited, Lindsey at Lulubelle, Mike Suhrbier with Efficiency In Mind Inc. and The Wilderness Land Trust all gave willingly and generously to an event with no track record.

We have a unique and rewarding community that shares in the burden of a struggling economy and also shares in its successes. Therefore, I need to also thank many individuals for jumping in at just the right moment for helping give this event such a positive vibe. Rosie at Main Street Spirits, Amy Kimberly through KDNK, Tom Corson, George Stranahan, Russ Criswell, Gale Holfert, Erin Rigney, Tom Boas with MRI, Cari Theron, Lynn Burton with the Sopris Sun, John Stroud with the Post Independent, Terry Kirk and Dave Taylor all had a part in the 2010 Airstream Village Holiday Market.

Happy Holidays and have a prosperous new year.

Andrea Chacos

coordinator, 2010 Airstream Village Holiday Market

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