The 35th Monte Vista Crane Festival was a huge success this year. Demand for tours was high and all were filled to capacity. I spoke to many guests that had come for the first time due to the many publicity efforts put forth by the Crane Fest planning committee this year.
Hosting this event would not be possible without the support and active participation of these sponsoring businesses, organizations, and people:
CT Compost Technologies
Molson Coors Brewing Company
Monte Vista Cooperative
Rio Grande County Tourism Board
Rio Grande Savings and Loan Association
Rio Grande Water Conservation District
Sandhill Inn and Suites
The Colorado Farm Brewery
Troy Plane State Farm Insurance
China Garden Restaurant
Jacks Market Pharmacy
San Luis Valley Federal Bank
Skyline Hospitality (Comfort Inn, Super 8, IHOP)
Sunflour Café and Bakery
The Prairie Dog Coalition, HSUS
Absolute Shine Auto Body & Paint
Broken Arrow Ranch & Land Co.
Colorado Potato Administrative Committee
Nazarene Thrift Store
Mountain View Restaurant
Pizza Hut of Monte Vista
DQ Grill & Chill
Fernandez Taqueria and Laundry
J & B Tax Accountants
CIA Leavitt Insurance Agency
Rotary Club International
Dr. David Hinkley, O.D.
Walter S. Fullwood, CPA, P.C.
In Kind Services Sponsors
KSBV radio “the river rat”
Master Print & Web Design
MDS Waste & Recycling
O & V Printing
ProVisions by Marilyn
Above all, thanks go to the unsung; the City of Monte Vista staff that quietly go about their business behind the scenes, hanging banners, cleaning the building and restrooms, processing vendor registrations, and all the other tasks I’ve forgotten to mention.
Please support and thank these businesses, organizations, and people whenever you can.
Monte Vista Chamber of Commerce