Estes Park Trail Gazette – Soaring with Eagles

Dear Editor:

It is with great gratitude that we, as co-managers of the local Furniture Connections (a used furniture store), thank the Eagle Rock School for their commitment to community, as witnessed on Sept. 18 at the Eagle Serve Day on the Eagle Rock campus. We were invited to this event and enjoyed a breakfast with two fantastic students, Katie and Hutch. Ideas were exchanged and about building community through service.

Sept. 19 was community service volunteer day for Eagle Rock students. Katie and Hutch worked hard at Furniture Connections for four hours, making trips to the dump and picking up donated furniture items. With the aid of John Guffey, staff member at Eagle Rock, we worked with these students and helped the community at large recycle good used furniture. Their help is invaluable to us at the store.

If you have lived in Estes Park for any length of time, you know that Eagle Rock students are often for hire to help anyone in the Estes Valley with whatever they need, be it staining a deck, cleaning up a yard, or helping the disabled to clear out ld storage shed. These energetic students need to know that they have helped someone and that their services are appreciated and needed to create a closer community. We encourage all of the residents of the Estes Valley to get to know students from Eagle Rock by hiring them or attending the on-going event they have at their school and in the community.

With sincere thanks,

Sudan Lowe and May Anderson