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Greg and Sheri Carmon

We would like to thank the wonderful people for all the patience, help and concern shown to us during our recent trip to Colorado. In Beaver Creek for a few days of skiing, on Dec 27, after a wonderful first day of skiing, our 14-year-old son developed severe abdominal pain and shortness of breath. The village to village shuttle bus driver took us where we could get the help of EMTs. EVERYONE was so gracious and helpful, from the bus driver to the EMTs and paramedics to the other bus passengers to the hospital staff. We didn’t get anyone’s name, but to those who were there please know how grateful we are for your willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty for complete strangers. Earlier that day we had commented on how nice people were in the area, so we know this was just an everyday act of kindness of those who helped us. But to us, we will never forget how kind and helpful everyone was. Your community should be proud! Thank you! Greg and Sheri CarmonBrandon, S.D.Preserve EatonThe saying “work hard, play hard” echoes throughout the valley, and Eagle County’s natural environment makes it an easy philosophy to live by. Remarkably, Eagle County residents have just been given one more reason to be thankful that we live here: the prospect of preserving 72 acres of open space to be used for nature trails, walking and biking paths, and fishing areas right in the heart of Edwards. The land, called Eagle River Preserve – formerly known as Eaton Ranch – is located within walking distance of nearly 9,000 Eagle County residents, and runs along the scenic Eagle River. Please join me in supporting fund-raising efforts that will help preserve the land for future generations of Eagle County residents; because of you, they too will be the lucky ones. Heather GaryVailWe made itThe Children’s Garden of Learning will finally be settling into our permanent home in January 2005. After years of merging, moving and planning we are thrilled to nurture children and families in our new building for many years to come.Like all moves, the relocation costs proved to be huge for our small, non-profit school. Proving that we live in a community that values children, families and early childhood education; local businesses generously donated funds that paid for our beautiful new fence and playground equipment. The Children’s Garden of Learning would like to thank: Alpine Bank, the Caradonna family, First Bank, Josh Lautenberg at the Kleimer Real Estate Company, Slifer, Smith and Frampton Real Estate, Vail Housing Authority and Community Development, Vail Resorts, Vail Valley Medical Center. Thank you all for your support.Children’s Garden of Learning staff, parents and children Vail, Colorado


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