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Kudos and Kindness

Lemonade Day a smash hit

Dear Editor:

The Buddy Program wishes to extend its gratitude to everyone who participated in Lemonade Day on June 29. Thank you to the communities throughout the Roaring Fork Valley for your unwavering support and enthusiasm for our local Lemonade Day chapter.

This spring, 422 children registered to participate in Lemonade Day in order to own and operate their own lemonade-stand business, with more than 190 learning the Lemonade Day curriculum in their classroom in May. On Lemonade Day, they opened their stands for business, and the important lessons of financial literacy, entrepreneurship and goal setting were on display. The day showcased the creativity and hard work of the children and the community partnerships with the Aspen Art Museum, the Wyly Community Art Center, the Aspen Institute’s Aspen Ideas Festival, the school districts and others.

We wish to extend a special thank-you to our sponsors and supporters, whose financial contribution allows us to keep the program free of charge for all grade school-aged youth.

An extra-hearty thank-you to our lead sponsors, Nancy and Richard Rogers/Mary Kay Inc., and Alpine Bank. Additionally, we wish to thank the municipalities throughout the valley for their support and guidance and the many parents/caring adults who provided countless hours of mentorship, supervision and patience.

Cheers to Lemonade Day 2013!

Thank you for your important contributions!

Follow us at RFV.LemonadeDay.org and Facebook.com/LemonadeDayRFV

Heather Hicks

City director Lemonade Day Roaring Fork Valley

Pinons a delicious friend of the Buddy Program

Dear Editor:

The Buddy Program would like to express its sincere gratitude to Beth and Rob Mobilian, owners of Pinons, for sponsoring a Family Night Out in June.

Each month, the Buddy Program selects one of its families to enjoy an all-expenses-paid dinner at a fantastic local restaurant as a way of celebrating their involvement in the Buddy Program and giving them a chance to relax and enjoy themselves. This is an amazing opportunity for them to come together as a family and enjoy a quality meal out.

Pinons is a timeless Aspen establishment that has been locally owned and operated since February 1988. The dining room was recently redecorated in a warm, mountain-contemporary style that complements the incredible view of Aspen Mountain from its top-floor location. The traditional American cuisine is influenced by local products, which sounds standard, but the food is to die for, and a reservation is coveted for visitors and locals alike. Beth and Rob are deeply committed to upholding the business’ guiding principle, “What you receive is clearly reflected in what you give.” Thank you, Beth, Rob and the Pinons staff for supporting the Buddy Program’s Family Night Out. We look forward to watching Pinons thrive for the next 25 years and beyond.

Liz Mittlefehldt

The Buddy Program

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