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Support education by having a Taste of Basalt

Dear Editor:

We’ve seen many letters recently regarding ballot initiative 3E, an important measure to help offset budget deficits in the Roaring Fork School District.

With state budget cuts for K-12 education expected to continue over the next several years, we wonder what else we can do to help our local schools. Conscientious voting is one thing, but there are smaller things that can also make a big difference. With that in mind, the Basalt Education Foundation invites valley residents to attend the 16th Annual Taste of Basalt Nov. 5 at the Roaring Fork Club. The event, which raises money to enhance education in Basalt public schools, features fabulous food and drinks provided by local restaurants and beverage providers, a silent auction and dancing to live music performed by The Milemarkers. It’s a great time for a great cause as all of the proceeds benefit Basalt public schools.

It’s up to us to invest in our schools. If you plan to go out to dinner once in the next few weeks, why not save the date for the Taste? A night out with friends can offer much needed support for art supplies, outdoor education trips, digital equipment, technology, drama and music. We think that’s a great deal, but if you can’t attend, please consider making a donation – big or small – through our website. Or look for our raffle sellers for a chance to win a MacBook Air laptop computer.

If you haven’t been to the Taste in a while, come back. You’ll be glad you did. To those who support us each year, thank you for your commitment to our children’s education. We look forward to seeing you Nov. 5. Tickets for the Taste of Basalt ($85 each or $160/couple) are available online or at Midland Shoe. Please visit our website at http://www.basaltedu.org for more information on our mission to Enhance Education in Basalt Public Schools.

The Basalt Education Foundation Board