Letter to the editor: Taste of the San Luis Valley supporters thanked

The 1st Annual Taste of the San Luis Valley was a superb success.  Food, music, brews, ice cream, pastries, shopping, and sunshine. The sunshine we will credit to a higher power. For all the rest, it could not have been accomplished without great sponsors and great help from many individuals who stepped up. Our sponsors include:

Rio Grande Tourism Board

Brown’s Septic Service

Colorado Potato Administrative Committee

Absolute Shine Auto Body & Paint

First Southwest Bank

Rio Grande Savings and Loan

SLV Federal Bank

Wilbur-Ellis Co.

Brian Roberts Dentistry

Hampton Inn

SLV REC – Ciello

B & C Electric, Inc

Colorado Army National Guard

Master Print & Web Design

MDS Waste & Recycling

Mountain View Restaurant

San Luis Valley Antique Iron Club

Sandhill Inn & Suites

Waste Management

We especially want to acknowledge the City of Monte Vista for providing staff, equipment, and preparation for this event: Rob, John, Lowell, Vic; thanks for your extra effort! It didn’t go un-noticed. Thanks also to the Monte Vista Kiwanis who just showed up and started helping with ticket sales. Rio Grande Youth Prevention Council kids: Lesli, Alycia, Lydia, and Mayah – thank you for helping set up the event. Finally a special thanks to two fine young ladies; Dakota and Lauren for setting things up, selling tickets, and taking things down and for helping your Dad get home when his back would not!

The Monte Vista Chamber of Commerce is proud of all of you and grateful for your amazing support!

Linda Burnett

Chamber president