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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that makes it its business to get into other people’s business.

Today we have the best of several worlds – warm and fuzzy thank-yous, birthday announcements and Angel Alerts.


The following is a hell of an Angel Alert! Angel Alert! and instead of giving our rendition of the story, we thought it better to let the author tell it herself. Here goes…

“I would like to officially angelize a whole car load of folks. I left my wallet on the bumper of my car and, as wallets left on the bumper of cars have a tendency to do, it fell off on the Frisco ramp onto Interstate 70.

“This carload of folks (Jen and company) found the wallet and tried to recover all the cash they could that was flying free on the highway. And, with the help of my business card, called my cell phone and let me know what had happened.

“To top it off, they wanted to return it to me. As if this wasn’t enough, in true angel fashion, they wouldn’t take the recovered cash as reward. So I’d like to say thanks and give the entire car one big batch of wings.

“Thanks again, Anna”

Thank you Frisco

and Summit County

It’s hard to know where to begin.

Our parents are both doing well and starting to get their lives back together. The outpour of support from the community has been overwhelming. We would like to extend a special, heartfelt thank-you to all of the fire departments for your fast response. Kelly, you were especially helpful with your support at the scene.

Officer Jerry Stinnett, thank you for your continued friendship and for your compassion when you called us that early morning, and also for being at the medical center when we got there.

All of the staff at Summit Medical Center … Bob Shedd, what can we say, you are always there! The Red Cross for your assistance and fast response. Detective Glen Johnson for your friendship, support and investigating at the scene. Officer Neil Baker, thank you for helping all of the children involved and for everything you do for our parents. Butch Elitch, thank you for the coffee and doughnut the morning of the fire.

Commissioner Bill Wallace, thank you for your fast response in offering our parents a place to stay. The neighbors of our parents, we don’t know your names, but thank you for being in the back of the house to help our parents out that morning. State Farm Insurance agents Bill Sellens and Dane Miller for their help and support. Silverthorne GMC, Marty, Merlin and Kevin for going out of their way to get our mother the car that she wanted. Custom Eyes, you went above and beyond the call of duty!

Officers Tina and Mark White, you two are unbelievable. We hope you know how special the two of you are!

Finally, a very special thank-you to Tom and Stephanie Seabrook for taking the decisions out of their hands and giving them a place to live.

We are so thankful that our parents and everyone involved were not hurt. If we have learned anything from this it’s what a special community we live in. Please make sure you have working smoke detectors -they really do save lives!

Lyn Peterson-Philips, Donna Peterson-Bass,

Bryan Peterson

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