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Humpty to remain at library

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Dear Editor:

We did it!  What started with a little boy donating three quarters of his “safety money” and the Garbarini’s gift of $200, ended with a collection of over $5200 from the Carbondale community to purchase the Humpty Dumpty bronze sculpture that resides outside the Carbondale Branch Library.

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This was truly a community effort and the Humpty Dumpty Committee would like to thank everyone who contributed at Our Town, One Table, First Fridays, Dandelion Days, Potato Day, and Light Up Carbondale! Special thanks also go to Alpine Bank for the Humpty collection box, Katie and Janet Soden-Early for their $200 matching challenge, and the 74 supporters who contributed online. Additionally, the video donated by Laurel Smith and Jon Melgaard of Sopris Video (and included special kids) made a big difference. Anyone can view the video at:

Because of this community-wide effort, ownership of the sculpture has been transferred from the Town of Carbondale to the Garfield County Libraries for continued display at the Carbondale Branch Library. The Humpty Dumpty Committee would like to again thank everyone who helped in one way or another. Stay tuned for the dedication celebration this spring!

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Georgine Garbarini
Sondie Reiff

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