Letter to the Editor: Crane Festival Kiwanis Birder’s Breakfast is great success

The Kiwanis Club of Monte Vista congratulates the Crane Festival Committee and the Chamber of Commerce for completion of a very successful community event.

The Kiwanis Club takes this opportunity to thank our sponsors, San Luis Valley residents, and out of town visitors for supporting the Crane Festival Birder’s Breakfast. Proceeds from the breakfast will be used for community service projects including Chrome books for the Delta Center; dictionaries for third graders at Bill Metz Elementary School, St. Peter’s Lutheran School, and Amish Schools; Wreaths Across America; Sargent Early Learning Center; Scouting programs; Faith Hinkley Memorial Park; Operation Christmas Child; putting out the American flags on holidays and Stampede; and joining with the Rotary Club with coat collections for the Coat Bank.

Gold Sponsors: SLV Auto Repair; Tri-County Senior Citizens; First Christian Church; Edward Jones; Farm Credit of Southern Colorado; Stars & Strikes; Rio Grande Hospital; Absolute Shine; Wilbur-Ellis Company; Kay’s Bookkeeping Services, Inc.; and Rio Grande Motel. 

Silver Sponsors: C&L Container; Wenta Nip & Sanitizing, LLC; State Farm Insurance; Rocky Mountain Plumbing Supplies; Benjamin F. Gibbons, P.C. Law Firm; Klecker Farms; Jack’s Pharmacy; San Luis Valley REC; and Mountain View Restaurant. 

Bronze Sponsors: Torres Floral Design; Walter S. Fullwood, CPA; Southern Colorado Computer Services; Hair Experience; Eugene L. Farish P.C. Law Firm; Good Speed Automotive; Top Value; Widowmaker Apparel; Dos Rios Restaurant; Monte Villa Hotel; 360 Insurance Company; Pro Therapy Massage; The Finery; Charizma Hair Salon; Sunflour Bakery; Salon Herrera; Mike Widger Farms; and Joseph A. Lucero, D.D.S.   

Special Sponsors: Monte Vista Co-op for supplying the propane and tank for preparation of the food; Kiwanis Club of Center for supplying the rotating grill; IHOP for donating the pancake batter; and Scout Troop 307 for assisting with the breakfast. Additional special sponsor for Kiwanis and Rotary projects is Sparkle Cleaners for laundering coats for the Coat Bank.