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Helping us help families

Dear Editor:

We would once again like to thank this wonderful community we live in for the tremendous support of our annual fundraiser, “Roaring Fork Kids Fall Festival,” that took place in Wagner Park at the end of September. It was a beautiful day and many locals and visitors came to the park to enjoy scarecrow making, pumpkin decorating, a huge silent auction and great socializing. We were able to raise over half of our fundraising goal at this event.

We also need to thank all the wonderful parents and teachers who volunteered their time, the local businesses that donated items to our silent auction as well as our event sponsors, Alpine Bank, Paradise Bakery, Little Annie’s, Aspen Square, City of Aspen, House of Bounce, Aspen Daily News, The Aspen Times and Kids’ First.

As many of you have heard time and time again, the true cost of daycare is much higher than what most locals can afford. Thanks in part to parent fundraising events like this one, ELC’s 4th of July carnival, the Ducky Derby and many others, parents off-set some of the cost but not enough to keep the daily tuition at its current rate. This is done in large part to the .45 percent sales tax for affordable housing and day care which is up for renewal.

As a community we support our local nonprofit organizations by donating time, merchandise, sponsorship dollars and by attending events. Please continue this support by voting yes on 2E when you cast your vote in this election.

Kim Allen, Sara Haneman, Kim Estock,

Connie Uber, Heather Compton and Lenor Leeds

Roaring Fork Kids Parent Fundraising Committee

Aspen


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