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CMC in Edwards hosts HERO Harvest Festival on Thursday

Daily Staff Report
Edwards CO, Colorado
Special to the Dailylla Markalunas of Edwards waits patiently for a face painting at the inaugural Harvest Festival at CMC's Vail-Eagle Valley Campus in Edwards Oct. 24, 2007. Children were treated to a costume parade, s'mores and macaroni art while the community came out to enjoy the campus, meet the faculty and congratulate scholarship recipients over hot dogs, chili and cider. The campus will continue hopping next week as it hosts Career Week, aimed at helping students to identify career choices.

EDWARDS, Colorado ” Colorado Mountain College’s Vail-Eagle Valley Campus is celebrating autumn and honoring their scholarship donors and students at the third annual H.E.R.O. (Higher Education Resources Opportunity) Harvest Festival on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m.

The event will be on campus, which is located at 150 Miller Ranch Road, in Edwards, CO.

Each year, many donors donate to the H.E.R.O. Scholarship, which gives scholarships to both local high school graduates and adult learners.

“This event celebrates our donors and it is at this event that we install new pavers. They are used as a way to reward donors by allowing them to inscribe a brick in our paver garden,” said Robyn Jeep, CMC’s student activities and marketing coordinator.

The H.E.R.O. Harvest Festival is a community-wide free event that celebrates donor giving with activities, music by Bert Fonte and food for the whole family.

Everyone is invited to attend the Festival, which will include an all-ages costume parade that everyone is invited to participate in.

Other activities include pumpkin decorating, face painting and several other Halloween and harvest-themed crafts for the kids. Students in the CMC Culinary Arts Program will be making two kinds of chili, including a vegetarian option, and hot dogs and warm beverages will be served. The evening will end with a bonfire and s’more roasting.

The highlight of the cuisine provided includes pies from the annual pie contest. Anyone can participate in the contest. If you would like to enter your delicious pie in the contest or for more information on the event, contact Robyn Jeep at 970-569-2911 or e-mail her at no later than end of day Wednesday.

For more information about the event, call 970-569-2900.

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