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Happy birthday, Jesse! You are such a great kid, and we are so proud of you! Hugs and lots of kisses. Love, Summer, Shane, Mom and Dad.
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. …… Some unfortunate individual lost their red fleece jacket on the 300 block of Main Street in Minturn. Pick up your jacket at Harry’s BumpnGrind in Minturn….Anonymous, heartfelt, thanksIf this one doesn’t warm your heart a little, it’s time to see the cardiologist:

“I was shopping at City Market on Nov. 29. As I was checking out I realized I didn’t have enough money. I’m single parent of two, living paycheck to paycheck as many do. “I started to pick out the least important items, feeling embarassed and ashamed. Then I felt a tap on my shoulder.”A very nice and generous lady handed me almost $100. I was shocked and I tried not to accept it, but she insisted. I was able to get the things I needed. “I was in tears, it’s not every day someone will do that.”I will never forget this woman, so when you see someone in need and are able to help, do it.”I don’t know your name, but I’ll never forget your face. Thank you so much for helping me. I appreciate it more than you’ll ever know.”‘Tis the season folks. Try to help out a brother or sister if you can. …..



. It’s time for the Hamilton-Vavra holiday concertThe 16th annual Pat Hamilton-Peter Vavra Holiday Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, at the Beaver Creek Chapel. All proceeds benefit the Salvation Army and its Adopt-a-Family and Holiday Food Basket programs. Last year, businesses and community members gave food and clothing to more than 350 adopted families, and more than 750 food baskets were distributed. It took the work of more than 300 volunteers to gather, organize and prepare the baskets. In 1990, vocalist Pat Hamilton and pianist Peter Vavra held their first holiday benefit concert to help the local Salvation Army. The concert has become an important part of the season’s traditions in the Vail Valley and has raised nearly $100,000 for the Salvation Army. This year’s program combines traditional songs including “The Christmas Song” (the one about chestnuts roasting on an open fire) with original compositions. Vocalist Elizabeth Wilt and flutist Nancy Wright add warmth and harmony to the music. Drummer Jeff Layman. bassist Adam Williams and cellist Ken Carpenter, will also join the group this year. There will also be a surprise guest appearance by a well-known local musician. Tickets, priced at $20 per person, are available in advance by calling Susie Davis, 926-3788. Tickets are also be available at the door. No reserved seating is available, so arrive early. CDs will also be available at the concert, at local stores throughout the valley or at http://www.cdbaby.com/pathamilton. Sponsors of the concert include The Beaver Creek Resort Company, East West Hoe Down, Swift Eagle Foundation and Thrivent Financial.Those who can’t attend the concert can volunteer or donate to the Salvation Army by calling 926-3704. The address is P.O. Box 2931, Avon, CO 81620. …..

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