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Letter: Gingery, Thank you from the Shining Stars Foundation

Thank you from the Shining Stars Foundation

The Shining Stars Foundation would like to thank all of our supporters in Grand County for embracing our children and families and making the 2016 Grand County Family Adventure so successful for the 218 attendees. One family summed it up with, "We absolutely love Grand County, all the activities and the chance to just have fun with other families who have endured similar journeys. What really strikes me most is how many people just step forward to help a group of strangers and treat us like we are incredibly important."

We would especially like to thank our sponsors and grantors including Cancer League of Colorado, Grand Foundation, Grand County Board of County Commissioners, Town of Winter Park, Town of Grand Lake, Lion's Club of the Fraser Valley Foundation, KEEN, Inc., Finish Line Foundation, City Market, Safeway, Bank of the West, Rendezvous Foundation, and Broomfield Community Foundation. Many thanks to the business owners for lodging , food , and activities. Thanks to Beaver Village Condos, Beaver Village Lodge, Vintage, and the Winter Park Mountain Lodge. Grand Lake activities included Headwaters Marina, Boater's Choice Marina, Beacon Landing Marina, Rocky Hi Speedway, Putt Putt Golf at Grand Lake Hardware, hike to Adams Falls, The Coin Drops Here arcades, and Monarch Lake with NSCD . Many thanks to Snow Mountain Ranch, Sombrero Stables, Rendezvous, GCHA atCozens Ranch, Christy Sports, Breeze at Ski Depot Sports, Epic Mountain Sports, Winter Park Resort, Mad Adventures Rafting, Grand Park Rec Center; High Country Stampede, Elevation Pilates, Winter Park Chamber and Cooper Creek Square for other Grand County activities.

Food donations were from Hernando's Pizza Pub, Showboat Catering, Dean Foods, Stonecreek Catering, Pancho & Lefty's, El Pacifico, The Sage Brush Grill, Sloopy's, Fat Cat Café, Grand Pizza, Cy's Deli, Grand Lake Chocolates, Miyauchi's Snack Bar, Deno's Mountain Bistro, Smokin' Moes, Fontenot's, Winter Park Subway, Rudi's Deli, Midtown Café , JT Thamann, Natalie Wood, Los Amigos, One Love, Silver Canyon Coffee, Fraser Safeway, City Market, Carvar's Bakery, Smokehouse BBQ, Sombrero Stables, Fraser Valley Lion's Club, Misty Lamb, Coffee & Tea Market, Rise and Shine Bakery, and the Winter Park-Fraser Rotary. Other donations included services from Art Ferrari, Active Images, Mighty Upper Photos, Active Images, and the Church of the Eternal Hills. Over 100 volunteers made each family feel welcome and worked tirelessly. Thank you, Grand County, for taking care of the Shining Stars and families.

Kathy Gingery

Executive Director, Shining Stars Foundation

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