You “put a big dent in Pete’s bills”

Dear Friends:
Thanks to everyone who made the “Party for Pete” such a huge success! We raised enough money to put a big dent in Pete’s bills and it was a great time!


I’d like to give a special shout out to Eben Wight for the fantastic poster, to Mike at the Eldo for hosting us and donating beer, Stretch Johnson and the Children of the Horn for the great music, Matti Brown for donating the sound, Ella Fahrlander from Adaptive Sports for helping us with the auction, to Bob Puglisi, John Hopper, KBUT, and the Crested Butte News for the PSAs, to Michelle Zanga for donating the proceeds from her massage chair, and to everyone who gave at the door and bid on auction items!
I’d also like to thank the following businesses and individuals for donating all of the fabulous auction items;
Artisan Rug Gallery, Teocalli Tamale, JC Barber, Michael Ruffalo, Sage Ananda Therapuetic, CB Skin, Creative Catering, Heather Biery Acupuncture, Sunflower Deli, Cowboy Sweetheart Jewelry, Colorado Boarder, Melissa Cunningham, Keep it Green Landscape Design, Metamorphosis Salon and Spa, Gas Café, the Last Steep, Slogar , Rueben’s, Cory Watt, Rocky Mt. Sports Massage, Mary C. Lytle, Mountain Earth, Big Al’s Bicycle Heaven, Pat Pielsticker Bittle, Izzy’s, Real Balance, At Home in Crested Butte, Delicious Orchards, Steph Prater, Sean Crossen, Paradise Café, Bill Smth and Jennifer Rose, Samantha Corn, Flashflight, Hear and Sol Inc., CB Automotive, the Bacchanale, Back Alley Bike Supply, Eidolon Press, Mikey’s Pizza, Blue Moon Books, Elk Mountain Lodge, Casa Blanca, Mulay’s Sausage, Third Eye Photography, Mountain Spirits, The Gym, Fenlon Photography, Lobar, Brick Oven, the Alpineer, Camp 4 Coffee, Milkyway, The Air Up There, Donita’s Cantina, Alpengardner, Mountain Theater, Rendezvous Gallery, Kristen Anderson, and Boone Skis!
So sorry if I forgot anyone but we thank you too!
If you missed the party and still would like to give, there is an account set up at the Bank of the West under the name, “Pete Basile’s Recovery Fund.”
I am so thankful we live in a community that supports and cares for one another. We are truly blessed.

Kirsten Atkins

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