Grand Lake " Thanks to all who made K.O.L.E. dinner a success |

Grand Lake " Thanks to all who made K.O.L.E. dinner a success

To the Editor:

Kevin’s Outreach for Local Emergencies (K.O.L.E.) would like to express heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Tom and Lynn Ludwig for their hospitality at the historic Rapids Restaurant for yet another successful prime rib dinner fundraiser.

For seven years in a row Tom, Lynn and their staff have planned, prepared and presented this fundraiser with smooth efficiency and beautifully prepared dishes. This year they served 201 dinners. Our thanks goes out to Chef Terence Bradlly, Sous Chef Max Palmer, Kathy Lewis, Carol Silk, Nicole Linsenberger, Bob Ferguson, Tonie Campbell, Stephanie Shannon, Cindy Harder, Ela Bradlly, Curtis McCann and Victor Zapata for their hard work.

We also thank local students Adam Weaver, Allaura Cox and Alex Sidell for volunteering their time and hard work.

An equal thanks goes out to the Grand Lake Fire Department whose presence in uniform was enjoyed by everyone. We received many compliments on their behalf.

We thank Fire Chief Mike Long and firefighters Jack Dowd, Larry Gosha, Rick Irish, Frank Loomis, Jason Allen, Dave Terwell, Matt Unruh, and Gary Billiet. Also thanks to firefighter spouse Diane Billiet and fire department board member Tom Weydert. After a great dinner guests enjoyed a variety of delicious homemade brownies prepared by Olne Kliewer. Thank you, Olne.

As always, we thank the community for attending and generously supporting us and thanks to those who sent donations but could not attend.

Our recipients thank you the most.

K.O.L.E. Inc.

Kevin Cole Sr.

Rosalind Cole

Arlene Dowd

Gary Luton