Dear Editor: The Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club would like to thank all those who volunteered and attended the AVSC 11th Annual 4th of July Picnic at Koch Park. The masters on the grills – Peter King, Howie Mallory, Jim Mickey, Mike Maple, Don Bird and Mikey Wescher – served 600 attendees. Dan Forde and High Country were fantastic. Our first epicurean.com pie contest saw 16 entries with 8 of those produced by kids. Congratulations to our contest winners Julie Ristine (age eleven), Ruby Brooke-Turner (age eight) and Lindsey Herndon (age eleven), Alex Maple, JoAnn Neibur, and Robin Cole.This event, like so many in Aspen, is run by volunteers and we can never thank them enough. Thank you to Kathleen Cook, May Li, Dervila Schoneberg, Chiara Giammarrusco, Mika Stump, Vivian Freelander, Jo Mueller, Julia Ristine, Jason Christopher, Nancy Ferguson, David Cox, Raymond Vieira, Alan Cole, Araceli Basurto, Andy & Suzie Karlinski. Pie Contest Coordinators; Kim Vieira and JoAnn Nieber, Pie Judges; Jordan Karlinski, Marshman, Lin Herndon, Tomi-Anne Steinberg and Joey Stokes, AVSC Coaches; Miah Wheeler, Eric Knight, Pat Callahan, Ben Black, Riggs Klicka and Tyler Lindsey plus every one else who jumped in at any given moment.Special thanks to our sponsors and partners Aspen Valley Hospital, Encore Electric, Paradise Bakery, Aspenglenwood.com/KUUR, Hintbev.com, FUZE, Dan Forde, Jay’s Valet, Aspen-Rent-All, Aspen Parks and Recreation, Orrison Distributing, and epicurean.com who enable us to host this event for the community.We hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July and we are already looking forward to next year’s picnic.Kathleen JoyceAspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club
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