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AARP chapter four time winners

David Just, Colorado AARP president, presented the Black Forest AARP Chapter No. 1100 the trophy for being the best AARP chapter in Colorado.††The award was the fourth consecutive year the Black Forest Chapter has received this award, which is based on service to the community.†Noteworthy was the chapter’s continuous effort to collect food for the needy, an annual free shredding event, assistance at a local school and senior living facility and several ongoing projects to assist those in the community.†The award included a $250 check to help offset chapter expenses.Veteransí livelihood and the recognition of their contribution to America was the theme at the November chapter meeting.†Each veteran and veteran’s widow was presented with a red carnation.†Jim Thackett from the El Paso Veterans Affairs office reviewed the many programs available to veterans and their spouses and fielded questions and comments from the audience.A catered Thanksgiving meal was provided, followed by a short business meeting.††It was also noted that the chapter had donated 100 cans of soup to a Native American organization and had collected holiday stocking items for the Salvation Army to give to needy children and teens.††A $200 cash award was also presented to the Black Forest Cares food bank.Contact Chuck at 749-9227, if you are interested in participating in this community service organization.††Membership is open to all ages.

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