Beth Gilchrist: It takes a village
To the editor:
The Northwest Colorado Chapter of Parrotheads would like to thank our village for their support in our sixth annual Phun Phall Phestival, Art’n the Park’n Lot. We appreciate Craig Daily Press and KRAI & 55 Country Radio for spreading the word to their readers and listeners about our event. Thanks to Tracey Hart and her guitar students for kicking off our music lineup and to SandRock Sound, Four2Play Band and Peter Van De Carr, from Backdoor Sports in Steamboat, and his band, El Kablong for rounding out the entertainment.
Other in-kind donations came from Samuelson’s True Value, Herod Industries, the city of Craig, Moffat County Fairgrounds and Maintenance and, most of all, thanks to Danny and Terri Griffith and J.W. Snack’s Bar & Grill for the use of their parking lot for our amazing event.
Many thanks to all who attended, purchased items from our 24 incredible art vendors and who supported our silent auction. We can’t have a party if no one attends! Our local Parrothead club currently has 77 members in good standing. Of those members, 34 members actively helped with or attended this event. How lucky we are to belong to such a great club that chooses music in the schools and local environmental projects to help improve our great community. And how lucky we are that this community supports us so generously. We’d love to have new members, so check us out at http://www.nwcoloradoparrotheads.com. Thanks for being part of our village!
Ruth Rose Hutton was a fighter. As she aged, multiple falls compromised her independence, but her spirit endured. She always seemed to recover, surprising her doctors and family, who were grateful to have her in their lives until her death at age 87.