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Summer Highlights

Mary Eshbaugh Hayes

The summer of 2003 was filled with fabulous events and parties. There just wasn’t room for them all in the newspaper. So for the next several weeks I will run photos and information that were part of the Summer Highlights. It was a beautiful summer with lots of sunshine, gorgeous flowers everywhere and high-spirited company.

In mid-July the Aspen Theatre in the Park hosted its first annual “Camp ASTA,” a fund-raiser supporting the Aspen School for Theatre Arts (ASTA). At the summer camp-themed benefit, guests enjoyed face painting, rock climbing, sack races, fishing for prizes, roasting marshmallows, and an owl demonstration by the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES). The highlight of the evening included performances from “Annie” by some of the school’s students. The event was held on the grounds of Anna Maria Dulaney’s beautiful property in Starwood. Since MEH couldn’t be there, Peggy Mundinger took the photos.

The staff of Sojourner magazine held a cocktail party and reception for advertisers, writers, photographers and anyone associated with the publication at the Pyramid Peak Roadhouse overlooking the Aspen Golf Course.

Mary Dominick and King Woodward received awards and a bench with their names inscribed for 10 years of service and dedication to the Given Institute of the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Mary had been president of the Given advisory board and King the vice president. Mary has since retired and the new president of the board is Dr. Richard Jacobs, and he announced the awards at a luncheon in the garden of the Given. Hosting the luncheon was Anneliese Chumley, a member of the advisory board.

When the leaves began to turn golden, Marnie and Jay Webster held a “Fall Foliage Celebration” at the Maroon Creek Club.

Many local young people are off to college, so I will start running items about them.

Brittaney Moon, an equestrian studies major, is a freshman at the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio. A 2003 graduate of Aspen High School, she is the daughter of Cindy and Orrin Moon of Woody Creek.

Named to the Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement during spring semester of 2003 at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa., was Jessica Young, daughter of Linda Vieira and John Young of Snowmass.

Two Aspen students, Ashley Catherine Crouch and Lily Parsons Melton, were named to the Dean’s List this spring at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Whitney Wood Bruce, daughter of Cindy and Hap Bruce of Basalt, was named to the President’s List for spring semester at Elon University in North Carolina. The President’s List is composed of students who earned no grade below an A.

At Suffield Academy, a boarding school in Suffield, Conn., Alexander Gradow and Katherine Hoffmaster were named to the spring term Honor Roll for their academic achievements. Alexander is the son of Barbi Benton and George Gradow while Katherine is the daughter of Casey and Casey Hoffmaster.

Undercurrent … It’s time for the last mowing of the yard.


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