Fairs were a success

Dear Editor:

The Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers would like to celebrate the success of our Summer Activities Fairs in El Jebel on May 9, and in Carbondale on May 15. Thank you to both Eagle County and Roaring Fork High School for the use of their facilities for these events.

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. Over 40 children walked away with very generous scholarships with values up to $375 each.

Thank you to the following organizations: Alpine Christian Academy Adventure Camp, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen Basketball Academy, Aspen Youth Center, Aspen Youth Experience, Basalt Library, Basalt Boy Scouts, Basalt Recreation, Basalt Pool, Camp Chip-A-Tooth, Basalt Soccer Club, Camp Aspen/Snowmass, Camp Blue Lake, Camp Oginali, Carbondale Recreation, Carbondale Soccer Club, Christ Community Church Vacation Bible School, Church at Carbondale Sports Camp, Crown Mountain Recreation District, Dancing Colours, Eagle County Volunteer Program, Eagle/Pitkin County Public Assistance, Jimmy Byrne Piano Lessons, Kidzplex, Mountain Kids Academy, Roaring Fork Transit Authority, River Valley Ranch, Rockbottom Ranch, Rocky Mountain Martial Arts, Sopris Therapy Services, Thunder River Gymnastics/ RMI Trampoline Camp, True Media Foundation, Water Babies, Windwalkers, WIN Health Institute, Wyly Arts and YouthEntity.

We would also like to thank the volunteers who helped to make these events possible and to enable us to continue to meet our mission of connecting families, schools and communities to improve student health, well-being, and academic achievement. The volunteers were: Barbara Mason, Penny Ridley, Ligia Bonilla and Ladibel Bonilla. Thank you to our staff members who put in extra time: Astrid Baroffio, Maggie Cruz-Herrera, Jenny Lindsay, Kerry Ach, Cheryl Jadwin, Lisa Ralston, Janet Earley, Pam Rosenthal and Ruth Muse.

If you were unable to attend the fairs, please contact the organizations directly to learn more about their programs throughout the valley.

Have a great summer.

Katie Marshall

Special events coordinator, Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers