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Elaine Kelton

Project Funway Judge

Elaine Kelton has been a member of the Vail community since before the town was incorporated. Kelton moved to the valley in 1964, and she has been a positive force in the valley’s growth at every step along the way.

Her list of philanthropic contributions in our community is extensive, and include her positions as a founding member of Jack’s Place, the cancer caring house in Edwards, member of the Colorado Mountain College Foundation Board, director emeritus of the Vail Valley Foundation, and more.

Kelton said the Project Funway event is always one of her favorites, and she looks forward to seeing the creativity that emerges from everyday members of our community.

“I mean, that you can take Dobson Ice Arena, kit it out so that it looks like LA or NY or wherever, with a runway show of clothing that you would buy, and it’s made from bottle tops or rubber tires or Kleenex, is absolutely amazing to me,” Kelton said. “And the creativity that it has brought to the fore in this valley, whether you’re 11 years old or 80 years old, it’s thunderstrikingly fun."

(Content from "Vail Daily," Arts & Entertainment section, Saturday, March 5, 2022.)

Elaine Kelton
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