Generous response to Lift Up
Dear Editor:Once again, the Carbondale Lift Up has called upon our communities to help with the Thanksgiving and Christmas basket program for those among us facing hardship. Once again, you have responded most generously. We at Lift Up are overwhelmed by the kindness and caring in the Roaring Fork and Crystal valleys. From Aspen to Basalt to El Jebel, from Marble to Redstone to Carbondale, businesses, civic associations, schools, churches and countless individuals have come forth with donations of food, monetary contributions, gifts for children and many hours of volunteer work. At Thanksgiving, we were able to provide 276 food baskets. At Christmas, we will distribute 344 baskets and more than 1,250 gifts for the children.Each year, the need in the community grows larger. Each year, your response meets the need. We are all blessed to live in this valley.With heartfelt thanks and wishes for a beautiful holiday.Pat Zollinger forThe Carbondale Lift Up
The Aspen City Council directed staff to move forward with the Burlingame early childhood education center, but decided it needs more information on the affordable housing units that are part of the schematic design at a work session Monday.