Every year when the members of the Eagle Flight Days Committee sit down to write our thank you letter to the newspaper we look back at the previous year's letter as a template. So many times the letter sounds the same. The same people help organize the events, the same public entities and employees help make the events happen, the same businesses and people buy at the auction, the same donors give their much appreciated donations, the same volunteers give of their time.We could go on and on but we think you have probably caught on. Our first thought was “Are we in a rut?” but, then we looked at it from our ever optimistic points of view and said “No, we aren't in a rut, we have a beautiful summertime celebration that is a tradition and is treasured by young and old a like.”As a committee we treasure the fact that we can rely on each and every one of these same people, businesses, government entities, volunteers and participants to help us make Eagle Flight Days the success it is year after year. We would like to thank the following businesses, entities and individuals who gave of their time, money, donations or services to make Eagle Flight Days 2012 happen:General Flight Days assistance Town of Eagle Police Department, Town of Eagle Public Works, Town of Eagle Board of Trustees, Eagle Fire Department, Eagle County Commissioners, Eagle County Facilities Department, Western Eagle Valley Rotary ClubPet ShowCastle Peak Veterinary ClinicBaby ContestMary Lou YeikParadeNancy Powell, Kathy Heicher, John Boyd, Anne McKibbin, Ron Beard, Holly Gruber, Eagle Valley Chamber of CommerceHorseshoesMark SilverthorneTalent ShowDawn Poff, Pat Sheehy, Nancy Spigener, Jillian Kiss, Zoe Thrasher, Elizabeth Chicoine, Sheryl EssexPancake Breakfast and Town Park activitiesEagle Lions Club, Luann Conrad, Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District, Eagle Valley High School Devils Dancers, EVHS Girls Basketball Team, Eagle County Historical SocietyBlooperballSheryl Staten from Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation DistrictRun for the FutureEVHS Foundation, Laurie Asmussen, Lisa Hildred, Brandon Montag and the employees at The Montag Group – Farmers Insurance, members of the Western Eagle County Rotary Club, Rachel Overlease Gerlach, Debbie Darrough, Julie Stoxen, Claudia Wells, Carole Bukovich, Jim Kinser, Bill Douglas, Marilyn and Vern Brock, Erin Vega from Eagle RanchAuctionRick Beveridge, LaVina Beveridge, Remy Beveridge, Joey Beveridge, Alan Asmussen, Brooke Asmussen, Jim Kinser, Bill Douglas,, Eagle Fire Dept.Auction DonorsSHC Nursery & Landscape Company/Mike Stevens, Charter at Beaver Creek, Alpine Laser ClinicEagle Valley Medical Center, NRC 360/Holly Snyder and Amy Ramunno, Vogelman West Masonry, Spiegel Construction/Chris Spiegel, Eagle River Anglers/Bob and Kim Nock, The Red Lion, Site Resource Management/Chris Fedrizzi, Silpada Designs/Shannon Fedrizzi, The Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch, The Charter Beaver Creek, Adam's Mountain Country Club, Vail Resorts, Eagle Ranch Golf Club, The Nearly Everything Store, Michael Rawlings Photography, The Antlers at Vail, Eagle Valley Autobody, Steammaster, The Gallegos Corporation, Vail Daily, Zip Adventures, Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District, All Outdoor Consignment, Vail Valley FoundationAuction Buyers Pam and John Boyd, Beveridge Real Estate, Yeik Flooring, Emily Large, Dr. Ed Dent, Jill Smirl, Beth Reilly, Carol Blevins, Matt Johnson, Barb Lodge, Jen Songe, Kelly Paulsen, Dustin Hanson, Ariana Burkley, Kim and Ron Denning, Sonja Beasley, Max Schmidt, Landmark Environments, Valley View Hospital, Tambi Katieb, Spiegel Construction Thanks to all of you from the Same Ol' Flight Days Committee:
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