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Bootstraps awards more than $202,000 in 2016

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Bootstraps announced the 2016 Award Recipients, awarding more than $202,000 in scholarships and interest-free loans in 2016.  A ceremony honoring the 49 new recipients was held at a Lake House on Monday, May 16th, giving them an opportunity to meet the donors who made their scholarships and/or loans possible.

Samson Eberhart, president of Bootstraps – and a 2009 recipient – acted as emcee and introduced each of the recipients. "Celebrating the accomplishments of these young adults is the highlight of the year," said Executive Director Colleen Skates, "and the reason you support Bootstraps so generously." 


The Soiled Doves present their program for ENN

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Lunch and a tour of the Hiwan Homestead Museum preceded a special program by The Soiled Doves on Monday, May 16th, for members of Evergreen Newcomers & Neighbors (ENN).  The program was based on a book of poems by Carolyn Campbell – Soiled Doves of Colorado – stories of the young, uneducated women who lived on the edge of society and the entrepreneurial madams who made money from prostitution in the West.  Jane Christie, Laura Mehmert and Peggy Markham joined Carolyn in presenting monologues, each dressed in colorful Victorian hats.

This is just one example of the many activities available to members of ENN.  And one attendee, Ann Olson Locke, is a good example of the cross-section of members.  Ann has lived in Evergreen since the 1950s but enjoys the opportunity to build new friendships and to interact with others who have interests similar to hers.



Meet Cheri and Alan Rubin

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The hills of Genesee are alive with the sound of music, dance and theatre, thanks to the Rubin family.

A keyboard player and vocalist, Cheri has performed across the country and taught dozens of kids to sing and perform. She is currently president, Board of Directors, of the Evergreen Music Festival, which hosts the annual July 4 celebration at Buchanan Park.

Alan, who most recently performed in the Evergreen Chorale’s rendition of "Guys and Dolls," will play Zoltan Karpathy in the chorale’s production of "My Fair Lady.". At Beth Evergreen he has been a member of the choir and a regular in the Purim plays, including his most recent role as The King (aka Elvis).

Even their daughter, Franny, is a performer, logging about 50 gigs a year with her jazz band, Franny and the Jets. She’s also a Lindy Hop dancer, actor and member of an improv troupe.