A large crowd was on hand to celebrate the ribbon cutting as the Surface Creek Animal Shelter officially re-opened its renovated building last Saturday. Holding the ribbon were Deb Fairchild, vice president of the nonprofit shelter board and Larry Dumler, president. Aaliyah Huberd of Cedaredge did the cutting. Money to complete the work was raised through a combination of grants and individual contributions and none more touching than Aaliyah who donated her birthday money to the cause. Not pictured but also participating in the ceremony were Bruce Joss who served as master of ceremonies; Dottie Whitlock, Bruce Hovde and Cindy Starr who represented the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce; and Pastor Joe Agne, who conducted the blessing of the building and the animals.