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Ski Hi Parade Committee thanks contributors

Dear Editor,
The Ski Hi Stampede Parade Committee would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for their contributions to the 2018 parades. Their continued support makes the parades possible and is greatly appreciated. The final list of donors includes: Absolute Shine, Alpine Veterinary Hospital, Aspen Produce, Brian Roberts, DDS, Bristol Design, C & L Container, Charizma Salon & Spa, CIA Leavitt Insurance, Colo. Crop Care, Colo. Potato Adm. Comm., Colorado Sports, Del Norte Federal Bank, DQ Grill & Chill, Dr. David Hinkley, Dwight & Kandy Freeman, Edward Jones/ Jeff Keck, Gateway Motors & Service, Glen Burnham, Grower Shipper Potato, Gunbarrel Station, Hi-Land Potato Co. Inc., J. Byron & Amy Uhrich, Jack’s Market Pharmacy, Jim & Karla Willschau, Joseph A. Lucero DDS, Kim Marquez Photography, KSLV Radio Station, Legacy/ Monte Vista Inv., Mathias Concrete, McCormick-Milne Produce, McNitt Produce Co., Metz Potato Co., Monte Vista Co-op, Monte Vista Journal, Monte Vista Kiwanis, Monte Vista Machine Tool, Monte Vista Potato Growers, Monte Vista Rotary, Myers Bros. Truck & Tractor, Nino’s, Notes & Numbers, Pepper Equipment, Poole Chemical Co., Pro Shed, LLC, Ray & Colette Skeff, Rio Grande Savings & Loan, Rio Grande Seed & Grain, Rocky Mountain Ag, Rogers Family Mortuary, Ron & Carolyn David, San Luis Valley REC, Shari Oliver 360 Insurance, Shon Davis, SLV Precast/WLB Septic, Southern Colo. Computer, Southwest Liquors, Sparkle Cleaners, Sunflour Café, Sunflower Bank, Tom & Letha Hershey, Troy Plane Insurance, U.S. Tractor, V & V Hardware, Valley Lumber Co., Valley Monument, Victor & Laura Ast, Vista Care Pharmacy, Wall, Smith, & Bateman, Walter Fullwood, CPA, Weaver’s Level Best Septic, Wenta Nip & Sanitizing, Widow Maker Apparel, Wilbur Ellis Company, Williams Family Chiropractic
And a special thank you goes to the following for their special help each year: Shon Davis (our announcer), Carol Keller (sews our banners), Eugene Farrish (color guard), Cliff Kincannon/Valley Communications (sound system), Coors Beer Distributors (award posters), the Monte Vista Police Department (traffic control) and the City of Monte Vista Public Works Department (traffic control)
In addition, the Stampede Parade Committee would like to thank Monte Vista Police Chief John Rosecrans, the entire police department, Robert Vance, Monte Vista Public Works and the staff of that Department for their efforts and help with the 2018 parades. Both departments were crucial for traffic control and safety and their support enabled the parades to run smoothly.  
The committee would also like to extend their thanks to all the firefighters from throughout the Valley who came and led the parades on both Friday and Saturday. Thanks also to the parade-goers who lined the streets and cheered and thanks to all the entries and participants. This continued support from our community keeps the Ski Hi Stampede parades going strong.
Stampede Parade Committee


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