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Elks are great hosts

Dear Editor:

On behalf of the Roaring Fork Veterans’ History Project, local veterans and citizens, I’d like to thank the Aspen Elks Lodge for hosting a terrific community picnic following the Memorial Day Ceremony. We were all grateful for the good food, camaraderie and lack of raindrops.

For many years the Elks have supported not only our valley veterans but also visitors to the annual Disabled Veterans’ Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass.

The Roaring Fork Veteran’s History Project has recorded 32 local veteran histories, which can be viewed on Grassroots TV Channel 12 every Memorial Day plus Sunday evenings and Friday mornings throughout the year. The Aspen Elks generously donated the key moneys to jump-start this important project.

A record number attended this year’s picnic and the Elks greeted us with great big smiles. We hope to see all again next year.

Karen Woodard

RFVHP volunteer, Aspen


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