EAGLE — The great stuff doesn't change much, and that's why Andy Clark and a bunch of dads spend winter nights in Eagle Town Park with fire hoses in their hands, making sure one of Eagle County's oldest traditions continues.
Clark and all those other dads now stand where dads have stood for 80 years, smiling through a winter evening spraying water through a fire hose and building an outdoor ice rink.
"It's like 'Field of Dreams' on ice," Clark said. "Every kid who skates on this rink should know that someone is doing this for them."
EAGLE — To paraphrase the esteemed figure of fiction Albus Dumbledore, help will always be given in Eagle County to those who ask for it. (Read the thank you letter from First Lutheran Church)
Last week, First Lutheran Church of Gypsum asked and Andy Clark, of Alliance Moving Systems, responded. Now all that's needed is a few hundred locals and visitors who need some high-end furniture for their homes to come out and shop on Saturday, Feb. 10.
This story begins 130 years ago, when a group of valley pioneers established the Lutheran congregation in Gypsum. In 1890, they constructed the little white church that still stands at the corner of Eagle and Second streets. Over the past 13 decades, the congregation has persevered, although for years at a time the church couldn't employ a pastor and weekly services could not be held.
"Just had a wonderful experience with Alliance moving. From the beginning, the company was very easy to work with. The estimator was very friendly, supportive and had good suggestions. The office staff were wonderful to work with. Cristal was very responsive and quick to return emails. She kept us posted every step of the way. The moving crew led by Rudy was amazing. All of the guys were extremely friendly, professional and took great care of our possessions. You felt like they were moving their own stuff or helping out family members. This is our 4th move in the last 5 years and by far the best. Really recommend this team for local moves."
Thanks... Patrick and Simon
My wife, Susan, and I would like to thank you and your entire team for the outstanding service we received during our two moves this month. Over the past 41 years I worked in the hotel business where everything we did was about the customer experience and making sure they always felt cared for, valued and respected. Your entire team at Alliance, from the front office handling logistics to the team carrying out the physical move, they always went above and beyond to get our move completed with the utmost care and respect to our needs. It is clear to me that you have a true caring culture at Alliance that lives each and every day throughout your organization. Susan and I truly enjoyed everyone we interacted with and we are so grateful for your attentive service and caring attitude. Our move was handled perfectly. We wish you and the Alliance team all the best in your continued success as a well run company. Warmest regards,
Dave Horton & Susan Kohli