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Arts community honors Peter and Peggy Eggers

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The Annual Evening for the Arts recognized and honored the many contributions of Peter and Peggy Eggers to the arts community, naming them Arts Persons of the Year.  The event – a Mad Hatter affair – was held at Christies of Genesee on Tuesday, October 7th.

"Both individually and together, the Eggers have invested years of time, energy and personal resources into the Evergreen community – and especially to the promotion and support of Evergreen's arts organizations," Steve Sumner, Executive Director of Center for the Arts Evergreen.  Justification for earning the award follows:

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Benefit For PeaceWorks raises money for domestic violence shelter

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A Taste of the Foothills Fall Family Festival – a fun-raiser for PeaceWorks, Inc., featuring the food and culture of the foothills communities – takes place Saturday, October 18th, from 10 am - 4 pm.The barn and grounds at Evergreen Memorial Park – located at the intersection of Hwy. 73 and North Turkey Creek Road near Marshdale is the place to be.

PeaceWorks, Inc. provides the only domestic violence shelter in 2,700 square miles of mountain foothills, encompassing all of Park County and mountain Jefferson County, CO.

The excitement is building after Nashville recording artist Pete Martinez made an awe-inspriing benefit performance for PeaceWorks, Inc. recently. Hear him sing here and bid on his auction item of a private 2-hour Pete Martinez Concert Performance valued at $10,000 here  beginning 10/15!

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Meet Kay LaMontagne

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There are few women who can say they’ve been happily married twice – but Kay LaMontagne is one of them.

Unfortunately, she’s also been widowed twice. Suddenly each time. With anniversaries of their death within a day of each other.

But Kay has spent a lifetime “pulling things together” – whether it be creating seminars, launching private schools, designing of home furnishings, or reestablishing her own life. She has a sense for identifying the best attributes of whatever pieces she has to work with, enlisting the help of other qualified professionals and producing a fine finished product.

Before moving to Colorado in 1984, she and her first husband – Dave D’Evelyn – had started two private high schools in California. Both schools were college prep with a religious focus, an outgrowth of a summer camp in which they’d participated. Armed with degrees in English and education, she chaired the English Department; and he was an administrator.