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Gypsum Daze thank-yous

It is official! We had a record year for Gypsum Daze.

The community has overwhelming commented on how this was by far the "Best Gypsum Daze" ever! I would like to personally thank you for all of your help. This would not have been the success it was, with out each and every one of you.

In no particular order, thank you:

MaryAnn Lebo for setting up the "Future of Gypsum" Grand Marshals for the parade.

Stephanie Roybal for the Youth Talent Show.

Ron Beard for emcee-ing the Talent show for the eighth straight year;

Lisa Schober, once again an amazing parade, it just gets better every year - thank you for doing this for five-plus years.

Pam Schultz and family for her never-ending energy and constant support and concert organizational master skills.

Tim McMichael and family for his help with backstage organization and security.

Lark Masten and Jesse Masten for all of your help organizing the artist receptions and stage crew hospitality.

Lana Gallegos, thank you for handling the circus of vendors this year - they all had wonderful things to say.

Peggy Jensen: Facebook, pictures, Facebook - you are terrific, and all on your birthday!!

Donna Arnold - website: awesome work!

Children's area hospitality officer, the children's area was the highlight of the day. We had many compliments. Thank you for all of your hard work. And on your husband's birthday!

Jim Hancock and daughter, audience participation during the talent show and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band performance.

Jerry Law, thank you for arranging the Static display of the HAATS helicopter and for your support of the activities at the Gun Club.

Cindy Schwartz Will Call ticket booth, awesome job!

Valorie Nelson, Will Call ticket booth, awesome job!

Lynn Tredeau, Bravo Concert Hostess, Will Call Ticket Booth and Concert Ticket Gate, awesome job! (You keep your cool in the blazing Gypsum Daze heat!)

Frances Barela, Concert Ticket Gate organizer! There would be no audience with out you! You're the best!

Mark Silverthorn - Thank you for your patience and delightful sense of humor.

Danette Schlegel, the VIP dinner hostess with the mostess! Thank you for your hospitality.

Tom Edwards, 5K Run was amazing record attendance!! Thank you and your wife, Margaret, for your warm reception during the VIP dinner.

Richard Mayne and family, thank you for your support and dedication to the family activities at the Gun Club during Gypsum Daze. It was truly a memorable year with record number of attendance.

Gypsum Fire Department - thank you for your assistance in keeping the community safe and secure during the weekend and for your quick response to needs as they arose. You are a gem in our community.

Gypsum Police: Heath, Tad and Dave, thank you for your guidance and assistance in making Gypsum Daze a secured and safe family festival. Your service was greatly appreciated.

CSI security, Justin Hale: Thank you for your professional service. Your teams of security officers are always a pleasure to work with. Your guidance and direct approach keeps our event safe for all who attend. I appreciate your professionalism and good work ethic.

Steve Carver and Christy Frances, thank you for everything, you were apart of every detail of Gypsum Daze from the set up to break down. It was truly an honor to work with you as you shared your love of this event and community through your commitment to make it as successful as it could be. Thank you. The Car show is always the center of all the activity.

Thank you to the local papers, Vail Daily, Vail Daily Weekly, Eagle Valley Enterprise, and radio, NRC Broadcasting 365, for their awesome coverage of the 30th Annual Gypsum Daze!

Derek Franz, Carole Bukovich, Pam Boyd, Michelle Friedman, Superman-Jordan, Jeffery Cash, thank you!

Tom, Sherri and Kyle at Signature Signs - banners, signs and stakes - you're the best!

Stephen at Pink Monkey Sound - you rock!

Michelle New and family for her knee-slapping, mouth-watering dinners and southern hospitality - Yum!

And a BIG Special Thank You to The Gypsum Public Works and Parks Crew! They make everything come together! From trash to tents, flowers and banners - none of this would have been possible with out their amazing work and great attitude!

There were over 125 volunteers this year. Each and every one of you was amazing. I'm honored to work in a community that enjoys coming together to put this event together each and every year.

We had over 35 sponsors for Gypsum Daze this year. It is pleasure to live, work and play in a community that is woven by the thread of community. We are a community that stands strong on our values of small town life. It's why Gypsum is the best place to live in the valley. We're not just neighbors, we're family - 2013 Gypsum Daze here we come!

Marie Sanders

Gypsum Special Projects Coordinator


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