Gina Ricketts: Grand Beginnings appreciates community support |

Gina Ricketts: Grand Beginnings appreciates community support

To the Editor:

Grand Beginnings would like to thank our generous participants for making the Children’s Fair on May 14 at EGMS a success. We had over 275 participants attend and enjoy.

Special thanks to Fraser Valley Lions Club and the Grand County Board of County Commissioners for their charitable contributions. Thanks to the Grand Beginnings Board: Amy Kaplanis, Jennifer Giacomini, Amy Miller, Gail Van Bockern, Wendy Stefanski, Johnnie Romano, Cara McDonald, Diane Jacobsen, Judy Schroedl, Kathleen Tees, Kristi Endris, Lori Scott, Molly Rankin, Taunia Shipman, Roberta Hovermale.

Our vendors who gave of their time and supplies we owe enormous thanks: Grand County EMS and Rich Knuth who checked car seats, Country Ace Hardware who donated four bikes for our giveaway, Fraser Creative Learning Center and Johnnie Romano, Horizons and Indian Peaks Charter School and Kristi Endris with their wonderful bugs and looking glasses. Also the East Grand Fire Department, Byron Hetzler from Sky-Hi News and Phil Hovermale and his boys who helped us set up the night before and made sure our balloons arrived unbroken, Grand County Library District with Lauren Dilts and Alan Walker and their Book Giveaways and Jean Anderson for her nutritious recipes. Grand County Public Health with Jan Carassco and Karen HadleyDike. Thanks to Learning Hands, Mom’s Club, East Grand Preschool and Ronda Hill, Granby Playdays, Winter Park Early Education Center, Grand County Rural Health and Rocky Mountain National Park for their interactive booths that were fun for kids and adults. We’d also like to thank Mountain Park Electric and the Shriners for the information they provided to our community and Meadowgold Granby Dairy for the milk they donated for snacks. Thanks to the Grand County 4-H Club and Eternal Hills Preschool and Kay Irvine who sang her the entire day! Another huge thanks to Scott, Julie and Jack Horn for coming through at the last minute and bringing two entertaining goats. Thanks to Judy Schroedl, Johnnie Romano and Kathleen Tees for handing out surveys. Thanks to Wendy Stefanski, Erika Baily and Maddy, Abby and Erika who not only helped with snacks but also handed out T-shirts and painted faces. Thanks to Jeff Verosky, principal at EGMS and a special thanks to the custodians who helped us with cleanup: Eric Hays, Teena Lorenz, Jim Moeller and Gene Alcorn. Thank you to Paul Minter, Jamie Carpenter and James Hadiger aka Smokey Bear from the Hot Sulphur Ranger District.

Gina Ricketts

Hot Sulphur Springs

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