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Dear Community,

The Central Colorado Humanists’ Scholarship Fund got a huge boost from its fourth — and most successful sale yet — over the Labor Day Weekend. This Labor Day event is the group’s primary fundraiser for the year. The timing was important because the Central Colorado Humanists’ Scholarship Fund was emptied in May when $9,000 in scholarships was awarded to local students.

We especially acknowledge Hannelore and Ray Gabriel, who made their front yard the site for the sale. We couldn’t have a more visible spot for the sale or more gracious hosts.

We thank our members who saved sale items all year for the event. In particular, Pete Bond for an inflatable canoe, Judy Hoch, Scott and Diana Adams for an antique sewing machine.

We thank the anonymous donor who matched our Scholarship donation jar up to $500.

We thank our members who spent hours of their time working the sale.

We thank all the shoppers, many of who came back time and again to see what new treasures were available.

Though the Labor Day Sale is our major fundraiser, we have many others to thank for supporting our Scholarship drive.  We thank everyone who drops a dollar in the Scholarship Jar at Sunday Science. We thank all the Salida businesses that have supported our cause. First, we thank Moonlight Pizza for feeding us their incredible pizza at a recent Moonlight Monday. We thank Steve Chapman for entertaining and educating us on with a Salida History Tour. We thank Soulcraft Brewery for their incredible brewing skills and for sponsoring us with “Craft For a Cause.” What a great community we live in!

Central Colorado Humanists believe that education is one of our vital missions. We educate ourselves and the community with programs such as our monthly Sunday Science program. We also support our local high school students in their dreams of a college education. Read more about us at

Best wishes to our six high school scholarship recipients as they leave for college!


The Central Colorado Humanists’ Board

Jane Jolley, President

Dan Bishop, Vice-President

Libby Fay, Treasurer

Marilyn Moore, Secretary

Layne Kottmeier

Rod Otley

Gene Marsh

DanielFour Smith

Janet Williams

Editors Note: While final figures aren’t available, the Humanists reported that sales for the first two days of the yard sale had brought in around $6,500.