Friday, December 29, 2006

Tribute to President Ford

Photo courtesy of nevasport

The Vail Valley will bid farewell to former President Gerald R. Ford on Saturday evening with a mix of music, remembrances by friends and colleagues, spiritual blessings and the thing that first brought Ford and his family to the community: skiing.

The candlelight tribute is set for 6 p.m. at Vail Mountain’s Golden Peak base area, and includes a torchlight ski down Golden Peak with Vail and Beaver Creek ski instructors.

“He truly loved this valley and it is most certainly a better place to live and visit because of that love and commitment," said Ceil Folz, president of the Vail Valley Foundation.

You're encouraged to arrive early and dress warmly. Go to and click on Town Services then go to Transportation and Parking for a list of free parking areas.

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