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Long Live the Glen Haven General Store Cinnamon Rolls!

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Organizer: Family of Steve and Becky Childs Beneficiary: Glen Haven General Store

Please help us rebuild the iconic Glen Haven General Store!

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UPDATE! 5/6/14

Newly posted photos of the progress being made on the Glen Haven General Store rebuild. So much thats happened you cant even see - new foundations, new plumbing, new footers - bringing down the Town Hall that was resting up side - and then there are the updates you can see, new floors, new ceiling, new walls, new walk in cooler, new ice cream cooler!! All very exciting but still a long way to go - new deli cases, new mixers for Becky's baking and replacement of all the merchandise that makes the store the wonderful place it is! Please continue to share the link with everyone -- so they can see what their donations have accomplished and in hopes that our friends, family and supporters will keep donating.

Our heartfelt and sincere thanks to all of you!

12/23/2013
 by Organizer Family of Steve and Becky Childs

Good news! After 3 months of mystery we received a letter of determination from the Larimer County Engineering Department stating that their estimation of damage as compared to the assessed value of the building was 46.4%.  This means that we will be able to repair the General Store as soon as we secure the necessary permits.  Had the damage been 50% or greater we would not have been able to proceed with repairs and would have had to demolish the building.  

Our hope is to have the store open for business by spring 2014.  There is much work to complete before that can happen and your donations will help make it possible for us to accomplish our goal.   Thank you!

The Glen Haven General Store has been a part of the Rocky Mountain landscape for over 100 years.  33 years ago, Steve and Becky Childs became the proprietors of this old-fashioned store, baking homemade goods like their famous cinnamon rolls, delicious breads, cobblers and cookies, offering 25 Cent coffee, beautiful quilts, groceries, post cards, trinkets to all who passed by on their weekend scenic drives to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park or to the local community who reside in Glen Haven. Steve and Becky have been leaders in their community whether its volunteering as an EMT, Fire Chief, firefighter with the EMS/Fire Department, leading town gatherings or fighting for Glen Haven's identity and own zip code a few years past.

In September 2013, the beautiful town of Glen Haven was decimated by flooding. Many of the local business were washed away along with the roads, but at the end of the storms.. The Glen Haven General Store still stood. Please watch the video of what was left behind. It still stands but has substantial damage to all of the interior, as well as massive loss of inventory, equipment and land. Steve and Becky stayed behind in their beloved little town after the flood to help other residents evacuate and the community build footbridges, providing access back to civilization for their neighbors and TO their cabins to assess damage.

This is not the first time the General Store has withstood a disaster. As a matter of fact the store survived the 1976 Big Thompson flood and was rebuilt (by Steve, Becky and the Norris family) to grow into a treasured piece of Glen Haven. This also happens to be how Steve and Becky met!!

Rebuilding the Glen Haven General Store this time, is important not only to us but to the community.  It's the center of town and residents identify with it.  It’s a focal point for campers new and old from the Cheley camps, summer visitors and passersby along County Road 43. Many have grown up with the Glen Haven General Store and are now bringing their children in for cinnamon rolls.   

Please help us repair and rebuild this iconic symbol of the Glen Haven community. Donate today!

If you prefer to send a check, please send it to:
the Glen Haven General Store Fund
In Care of Kim Childs
Kennedy Childs PC
248 Cottonwood Street, 
Delta, CO 81416 

Thank you!

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04/05/2014
by Family of Steve and Becky Childs
Thanks to all of you we have made great strides in the last 3 months.  It still may not look like much but there are improvements made every day - not just at the General Store but all around the community.
 
Repairs to the floors, walls, electrical outlets and plumbing are nearing completion and a new walk-in cooler was put in place last week.  The NRCS has done some work behind the store so that as water rises with spring runoff we won't worry about it flowing though the building again.

I'm even making plans for the kinds of shrubs and trees we should plant. Spring is a time of rebirth and we are ready!  See you June 1.   Becky



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12/23/2013
by Family of Steve and Becky Childs
Good news! After 3 months of mystery we received a letter of determination from the Larimer County Engineering Department stating that their estimation of damage as compared to the assessed value of the building was 46.4%.  This means that we will be able to repair the General Store as soon as we secure the necessary permits.  Had the damage been 50% or greater we would not have been able to proceed with repairs and would have had to demolish the building.  

Our hope is to have the store open for business by spring 2014.  There is much work to complete before that can happen and your donations will help make it possible for us to accomplish our goal.   Thank you!
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12/18/2013
by Family of Steve and Becky Childs
From Steve's facebook page:

Oh Lordy, thankee, thankee!! We got the long awaited "Letter of Determination" yesterday from Larimer County. The damage to the General Store is estimated to be 46.4%, which means we will be able to secure a building permit and move forward repairing the place! Hoorah! This will cost lots of $ and effort, but we are determined to get on with it and try to get open for business sometime early next summer. Thank all of you who have prayed, cheered, commented, sent donations, sent positive thoughts and continue to do so. You will never know what you mean to us and how humbled we are to have such wonderful people in our lives. Unworthy, about sums it up for me.

Visit the Glen Haven General Store facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/glenhavengeneralstore
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10/20/2013
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10/15/2013
by Family of Steve and Becky Childs
From Steve's Facebook page:
Hi everyone! After several months of non-participation on FB, I thought I'd do a quick post/update. The summer was incredibly busy at the store...a record year for us. Crazy busy every day. Our season was cut short by the devastating flood on Sept. 12. Most of the "downtown" portion of Glen Haven is destroyed. Of the 7 business properties in Glen Haven, only 2 buildings remain, our store and the Inn of Glen Haven. The store is severely damaged and will have to be demolished. We are trying to determine if Larimer County will let us rebuild, and how much reconstruction will cost. In the meantime, we are trying to do whatever we can to assist the rest of our devastated community recover. All of the roads and bridges in Glen Haven are gone, power is being slowly restored as temporary roads are built from scratch. No Phone service, internet, or other luxuries! It'll be a long, cold winter. If you are interested, check out the YouTube postings of the Glen, check out the Glen Haven General Store FB page Lots of cool info! Got to go for now, hope to get back on ASAP, Love you all, thanks for the good thoughts!
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10/03/2013
by Family of Steve and Becky Childs
Here is todays Denver Post link with an article ont he front page about Glen Haven and how they are still struggling for resources and help. Steve Childs is in fron of his store, carrying a cinderblock. :)
www.denverpost.com

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