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The Good News
Pg 4 - The Sunshine Express
2012 August
to win.
The DMQ quilters have been working overtime to
stock our fundraising boutique with hundreds of
hand-made items for you and for gifts. Area quilt
stores & vendors will also have a wide variety of
kits, books, supplies and fabrics for sale. We will
also have a special area to purchase offered quilts.
A Chance To Fly
8th Annual Wild West Air Fest and Labor Day
Weekend Celebration, August 31-September 3. La-
bor Day Weekend in Steamboat Springs is packed
with entertainment in the air, on the mountain
and all over town! On Saturady and Sunday the
Wild West Air Fest features a vintage and warbird
static aircraft display, classic cars, radio controlled
airplane shows, Wings Over the Rockies KidSpace
and much more! Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for
youth ages 12-6, and FREE for 5 and under.
On Saturday between 9a and 2p stop by the Farm-
ers' Market on 6th St. Shop `til you drop at Steam-
boat's semi-annual downtown sidewalk sale. Grab
your cowboy hats and throw on your boots for the
Rocky Mountain Bull Bash PBR on Sunday. This
thrilling event pushes cowboys' skills to their limit
as they take on top-ranked bulls to compete for a
big cash prize. The Steamboat Springs Stage Race
is back! Nearly 300 road cyclists compete in a four
stage race which includes a time trial, circuit race,
road race, and criterium.
An exciting part of the Wild West Air Fest is that
Powwow Seeks Volunteers
you can be apart of the action and fly in the Doug-
available.
las C-47 Skytrain, or Dakota, a military transport
We thank Cherry Creek Radio, usbank, DMEA and
Fall is just around the corner and once again it is
aircraft that was developed from the Douglas DC-3
MACT for sponsoring this event. We appreciate
Pow Wow time. The Montrose Indian Nations Pow
airliner. It was used extensively by the Allies dur-
any and all donations, we are a totally volunteer
Wow will be held September 21, 22 and 23, 2012,
ing World War II and remained in front line opera-
organization working hundreds of hours to bring
at Friendship Hall at the Montrose County Fair-
tions through the 1950s with a few remaining in
this event to the Montrose community. We invite
ground, 1001 N 2nd Street in Montrose.
operation to this day. C-47 and many other plane
one and all to come join us, it will be an experience
A pow wow is a time for friends to reconnect with
rides are available!
you will not soon forget.
friends, make new friends and to share the tradi-
For more information or if you want to be a pow
tions of many generations. At the Montrose Indian
wow volunteer send us an e-mail to:
Nations Pow Wow we are bringing the Native
Douglas C-47, Ride
indiannationspw@aol.com.
American culture to intermingle with the white
Cost: $45
100s Of Hand Made Quilts
culture that we may all honor each other and
respect different ways of life. Many times we find
Dolores Mountain Quilters host a biennial quilt
that we have common thoughts and ideas and at
show on the even years. These shows are "open"
other times we can share new ways of living with
shows. We encourage the general public to enjoy
1944 Beechcraft D-17S (Staggerwing), Ride Cost:
nature, the wildlife and each other.
the displayed quilts, and to also enter their quilts
$50, 303.880.1038 (not shown)
The Montrose Indian Nations Pow Wow also sup-
for show.
ports the community by bringing dancers from 32
The 2012 Quilt Show will be held august 24-25 at
different tribes, five states and Canada. Among the
the Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave,
1941 Piper J-3 Cub,
3000 plus spectators we had people from five dif-
in downtown Dolores. Admission is $3 (children 16
WWII Trainer, Ride
ferent countries that attended the 2011 pow wow.
and under are free). Door prizes will be awarded
Cost: $75,
We have 40 vendors who bring arts and crafts and
during show hours.
970.921.4088
food vendors providing authentic Native American
Event schedule: Thu 11-2p - Entry Quilts delivery;
food. Who doesn't love fry bread or a Navajo Taco?
Fri 9a-6p - Show; Sat 9a-4p - Show; 4:30-5p - Entry
In 2012 we will again have a free children's educa-
Quilt pickup. Contacts: Terri Hoff, 970.882.2191
1945 Grumman, TBM Avenger, WWII Navy Bomb-
tion session on Friday morning and we welcome
tthoff@hotmail.com; Karen Sobetzer, 970.882.3424
er, Ride Cost: $495, 970.921.4088 (not shown)
all children to this session. We will have a tipi from
All guests will be offered a ballot to vote for their
Lunch With God
the movie Dances with Wolves and the tipi that
favorites in eight categories: BED QUILT, LAP
was used in the premier of the movie Pocahontas
QUILT, WALL QUILT, CHILDREN'S QUILT, ART
A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long
and others. A very special Honor Our Veterans
QUILT, YOUTH QUILTER (Under 18 yr old),
trip, so he packed his suitcase with Twinkies and a six-
program will be held Friday afternoon. September
OTHER (Wearable, Table, Decorative) and BEST
pack of Root Beer and started his journey.
21st is World Peace Day and we will honor those
OF SHOW.
When he'd gone about three blocks, he met an elderly
who have and are serving, fighting for our free-
All exhibitors must complete one registration form
man sitting in the park feeding pigeons. The boy sat
dom. This program is still in the development stage
per item. There is no fee. Limit 5 entries per person.
down next to him and opened his suitcase. He was
and details will be published as they become
Forms must be received by August 1. Registrations
about to take a drink from his root beer when he no-
ticed that the man looked hungry, so he offered him a
after Aug. 1 will be
Twinkie.
displayed on a first-
The man gratefully accepted it and smiled at the boy.
come, space available
His smile was so pleasant that the boy wanted to see
basis. Send forms to: Jan
it again, so he offered him a root beer. Again, the man
Shepard, 27515 Road
smiled at him. The boy was delighted! They sat there
U.6, Dolores, CO 81323,
all afternoon eating and smiling, but never said a word.
janlarshepard@gmail.
As it grew dark, the boy got up to leave, but before he'd
com. For questions call
gone a few steps, he ran back to the man and gave him
Jan 970.882.5445 or Rose
a hug. The man gave him his biggest smile ever.
970.882.5494.
When the boy arrived home, his mother saw the look of
Raffle quilt: This custom
joy on his face and asked him, "What did you do today
quilt is called, "Follow
that made you so happy?"
the Leader". Raffle
He replied, "I had lunch with God, and he's got the
tickets are $1 each or
most beautiful smile I've ever seen!"
6 for $5. and are avail-
Meanwhile, the old man returned to his home. His
able from Deanna T.
son was stunned by the look of peace on his face and
970.882.7910, Guild
asked," Dad, what did you do today that made you so
members, at Ponderosa
happy?" He replied, "I ate Twinkies with God," and
Restuarant in Dolores
before his son could respond he added," He's much
and at the Show. Win-
younger than I expected."
ner need not be present