Choir sings praises |

Choir sings praises

Dear Editor:I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank the volunteers of the Aspen Thrift Shop and the Aspen Elks Lodge for their generous support! Without their generous financial support, the Earthbeat Choir Summer Music Camps would not exist. The grants from the Thrift Shop and the Elks Lodge each year have created and supported a scholarship program that helps countless families in need, and allows our children to participate in this wonderful musical program. The Earthbeat Choir has been in this valley for more than 25 years since its inception, when Karen D’Attillo musically connected with John Denver. Also this year, the Spring Board Foundation generously supported us with a $2,000 grant to purchase four new choir microphones, which we desperately needed. Thank you! And wait ’till you hear us sing! Thank you to my three principals: Leslie Emerson at Carbondale Community School, Pat Henry at Basalt Middle School and Sonya Hemmen at Glenwood Elementary. For without their support of the Earthbeat Choir using their schools, Earthbeat would not exist.Thank you to Charles Dale and Rob Itnner of Range and Rustique restaurants for allowing me to take time off from work (I manage at Range) to run three summer music camps!Lastly, thank you to all of you who have freely given your time, love or finances to help support the arts though the Earthbeat Choir. In these difficult economic times, your helping hands have been such a blessing, and all of you have touched so many lives. (Approximately 210 children attended the three camps this summer). KC JohnsondirectorRoaring Fork ValleyEarthbeat Choir

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