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Celtic and Oktoberfest thanks

Dear Editor:The first ever Celtic Festival was held in Carbondale on Friday, Oct. 13, with a tent full of Celtic Music and a packed audience. Thank-you to everyone who attended the event to make it into a big success – it will definitely be back next year. A huge thank-you to Steve Staniford for providing music for the night and also for the final bands on Saturday – you kept us all dancing away.The Oktoberfest was held on Saturday, under very unforgiving skies, but a huge turnout still occurred. A big thank-you to Rosie’s Bavarian Restaurant for all the amazing strudels and cakes, and to Skip Bell and the Pour House for braving the weather and cooking Bratwurst all day for the masses. Thanks to Katie Reeves and Aspen House of Bounce for the bounce castle and the kids of CMS for staffing it all day. thank-you to our saviors, peak Party Rental, for providing us with the fabulous heated tent for our two days of celebrations.To Bill at High Point Brewing, again you came through with great refreshments and kept the people happy and smiling. thank-you to Thunder River Lodge for the two nights of donated accommodations to rest our weary brew master. To our major media sponsor, KUUR Your Radio and Everwave, thank-you for your support, promotions and giveaways. It was great to have you involved again.A big cheers to Alpine Echo and Tom Allen Grengs bands – you were a load of fun. Thank-you to Brian and Anthony of the Town of Carbondale Public works for all of your efforts, I really appreciate them. thank-you to the Post Independent and the Valley Journal for your continuing support.My last thank-yous are to all of my amazing volunteers – without you these events would never happen. Thank-you all so much. To everyone that attended either event, thank-you for supporting us, and I hope you all had a lot of fun and I hope to see you back next year.Chris “Woodsie” WoodsCarbondale recreation and special events coordinator