Great community support

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Dear Editor,

As a long time friend of Maryanne (Miss) I want express a heartfelt thanks to the Ridgway and surrounding communities for their support last Friday. As of today Maryanne is recovering from surgery. These communities' love and support has been instrumental in aiding her recovery and healing.
Last Friday's event at the Sherbino raised a significant sum that will go a long way in helping the Misses with their ongoing needs. An account has been established at Alpine Bank for anyone who was unable to attend the event and would like to donate. The account is the Maryanne Miss Medical Fund.
The Sherbino event would not have been possible without the Herculean efforts of Shannon Marjenhoff and Phoebe Sophocles as its primary organizers. A big thanks is also due to the Sherbino, the Royal We, Colorado Boy Brewery, Ouray Brewery, all the generous individuals that donated to the silent auction and all the other people that stepped up to help.
Maryanne's husband David has placed many of his sculptures for sale and there is a current movement to purchase the Big Bird sculpture at the library for permanent placement there. Many people have already pledged and more pledges are needed. Anyone wanting to donate can contact Joanne at the Resource Gallery or donate to the above mentioned fund specifying Big Bird.
I am always amazed and impressed at the love and generosity of our community and am proud to call this place home.

Eric Johnson