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Letters to the Editor, Nov. 29-Dec. 2, 2014

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Happy Trails thanks to Vail’s EpicPromise

Editor:

The Mountain Trails Foundation extends thanks to Park City Mountain Resort, Canyons Resort and Vail’s EpicPromise Community Giving Program for a great Nov. 21st!

Starting at the crack of dawn, with the Wake Up Park City coffee-house event, all the way to the EpicPromise Grant Awards Reception that evening, the day just kept improving for Park City’s non-profit organizations. This day, on which Vail’s EpicPromise granted $1.3 million to 49 local non-profits, came hot on the heels of the Live PC Give PC event that granted over $1 million in local non-profit support.

Working together, Park City non-profits have created an extraordinary platform for providing for those in need. Be assured, even in our well-to-do community, there are adverse conditions and sad circumstances that are mitigated by the work of these organizations. Needs as diverse as providing health care, to weekend food supplies for hungry school children, to maintaining the trails that contribute to positive lifestyles, are all being addressed by non-profit organizations which are generously supported by the donors, volunteers and businesses of Park City.

As a Vail employee recently expressed, "Park City has one of the most sophisticated groups of non-profit organizations we have ever seen." Coming from someone who helps with Vail’s charitable giving programs in every town in which Vail has a presence, this was an enormous compliment. A statement that continues to warm my heart even as I write this letter. True, it is difficult to imagine a more productive group of non-profits, volunteers, community leaders and supporting entities like Vail/PCMR/Canyons, anywhere else in the world.

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As a person who helps manage one of Park City’s non-profit organizations, I continue to be humbled by our collective good fortune and want to thank everyone who participates, in any way, for being part of the reason our community stands out among others. We can be proud and take inspiration from the fact that we are a community of people who care, work hard to make a difference and expect good things to happen.

Happy Holidays! See you out there.

Lora Smith, Resource Manager

Mountain Trails Foundation

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Turkey Drive helped feed hungry folks all over the state

Editor:

Thank You to Deb Hartley and Park City Board of Realtors: Wow! On behalf of everyone at CCPC and our food pantry recipients, we want to say thank you!

Deb Hartley, you and your team from the Park City Board of Realtors simply outdid yourself once again this year collecting enough money to donate 2,212 turkeys. That is a record and this is the largest turkey drive in the state.

Not only did our two food pantries at CCPC receive 700 birds from this special Turkey Drive, the rest of the turkeys were given to the Utah Food Bank who distributed them througout the state.

Additionally, we want to say "Thank You" to the Park City Community for your remarkable generosity. You helped to elevate Thanksgiving to a whole new level and you provided a special Thanksgiving meal for hundreds of local and state-wide families. Finally, thanks to Mike Holmes and the staff at The Market at Park City for once again support this Turkey Drive.

Rob Harter, Executive Director

The Christian Center of Park City

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