First Friday April 3rd GRATITUDE!

Celebrating Spring Into Wellness
Recapping First Friday April 3rd

First Friday logoWhat an amazing community we live in! Many thanks to everyone for a tremendously successful “Spring Into Wellness” First Friday event on April 3rd. From Main Street, Carbondale to Third Street Center people were enjoying the cool spring evening and getting their “Bingo Cards” signed so they could enter the drawing to win one of the 20 donated prizes! It was so inspiring to have over 70 wellness oriented individuals and businesses participate in the evenings events.

Special thanks to the following people who contributed above and beyond!

Rita Marsh, Davi Nikent, Center for Human Flourishing – for her vision for the wellness theme and her co-creative connections with the many gifted wellness people in our community. Extraordinary co-creator Ardis Hoffman and super volunteer Denise Rankin. Major sponsors – Carbondale Recreation Department and Community Center, Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, Sustainable Settings, Dr. Jody Powell ND, Third Street Center, Clear Heart Healing Arts and Hippocrates Table.

Members of the manifesting committee Megan Passmore, Laura Barton, Jody Powell, Diana Alcantara, Joanne Nevilas, Cindy Weaver, Kersten Wilson, Illene Pevec, Dave Troxel, Denise Rankin, Ardis Hoffman, Connie Clancy- Fisher, Eric Brendlinger, Shannon Jones. Gwen Garcelon, Elizabeth Cammack, Dave Teitler.

Volunteers from the Jaywalker community who helped set up and replace tables at Third Street Center. The talented musicians from local band Let Them Roar, (Insert rest of the list)

The generous individuals and businesses that donated Bingo prizes: Aspen Face & Body Sculpting, Headache & Back Pain Center of Carbondale, Back to Balance, Reconnective Therapies of Western Colorado, Carbondale Recreation Department, Author Dr. Connie Clancy-Fisher, Jenny Johnson, Holistic Health Clinic, True Nature Healing Arts, Carbondale Community Food Co-operative, Carbondale Acupuncture Center, Dr. Jody Powell ND, Colorado Community Acupuncture, Awaken to Conscious Healing , Mama Bear’s Organics, Phat Thai, Town*, Hippocrates Table.

Kudos to the hardy folks from the local gardens, CSAs, Ondalu, Commuity Bread Oven and Cyn Cyr who welcomed visitors at their tables on the south lawn of Third Street Center.

Special thanks to the tenant businesses in Third Street Center who opened their doors and served up delicious food and drink – Mindful Life Program and Way of Compassion Foundation, Senior Matters, Ascendigo, A Spiritual Center and Center for Independence,

If you missed the inaugural event – we hope to “Spring Into Wellness” again next year – together – as an official Healthy Eating Active Living (H. E. A .L.) community!



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