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Huge Deaf/Hearing Bonfire Event A Success

November 13, 2007

Written by Bug

More than 200 people attended the annual bonfire party thrown by 24 Hour Sign Language Services, Inc in Eaton, Colorado.

It was a fantastic evening even though the cold weather didn’t stop them from attending. There was such a huge crowd there, but it was thoroughly enjoyable night and we all had a great deal of fun. Most of them were coming from as far away as Utah, Nebraska, Wyoming, Nevada, and New Mexico. It was a great event to mix the Deaf and Hearing communities in one location. It’s a great event to combine the two worlds. Last time, we had a few parking issues but there were no problems this time. Foods and drinks were good. The party lasted until 1 a.m.

Many partygoers and I send its heartfelt thanks to Debbie Grace the owner/interpeter coordinator of 24 HOUR Sign Language Services for the warmly bonfire party.

Update: ” Thank you all for coming. Its great to see old friends and to meet new ones. Looking forward to next year,” says Debbie Grace. “Eric (Bug), you are amazing. Thank you! For your support and help with the bonfire, my agency and me personally. You mean a lot to me Big bro.”

24 Hour Sign Language Services (24HRSLS) has been in business for 10 years and they provide 24/7 interespreting services. They have over 75 interpreters. For more information about 24HRSL, click: http://www.24hrsls.com/

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  1. November 13, 2007 at 8:53 am

    Thanks to Bug for posting in this site and we went there. Oh my, my daughter and I had a blast! We are sure to go there again next year! =)

  2. Shawn R.
    November 13, 2007 at 9:21 am

    Gee… Maryland area should have one too. We should copy their idea of having a sign language bonfire party.

  3. JustJodi
    November 13, 2007 at 9:24 am

    finally a photo of Buggie,,, what a terrific experince..I know another guy who went too, he said he had a BLAST !!!
    Buggie I think it is time for a VLOG from you,, 😀


  4. April
    November 13, 2007 at 10:51 am

    I am first time to be there.. that is great time.. I cant believe that many deaf ppls were there.. I really have a good time and enjoy to meet many ppls there.. I will go there again next year.


  5. Bobby Lopez
    November 13, 2007 at 7:33 pm

    Hey Fookembug,
    sounds great,wow so honestly, I am envious of you. I give a thumbs up because I live in Texas,too hot here today, not very cold darn.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Bobby L.

  6. Jimmer
    November 13, 2007 at 10:33 pm

    On Friday my 13-year-old hearing daughter (soon to be 14) traveled by bus 3 and 1/2 hours over the Colorado mountains and by car two hours. She came to the bonfire on Saturday night and went back home on Sunday the same way.

    She had a great time! She said she is looking forward to the bonfire next year!


  7. EricD
    November 19, 2007 at 11:33 am

    Hey, Eric, This bonfire was a blast, eventho we needed a little bit more light to see our faces and handsigns better… LOL and wow the pictures surprised me that I was in some of them. Despite the rumors of the uncertain future, I hope we all can do it again next year and maybe a bit earlier in the fall, like in October??? but all is good and so much fun, Thanks Debbie Grace and Fookembug committee for this event. I look forward to next year.

    Smiles, (the other) Eric

  8. Sandy Smith
    November 20, 2007 at 1:15 am

    I was been there before bonfire cause there wonderful some of new deaf ppl show up that i meet some of them from other state it really suprised me whoa they can make it to bonfire enjoy with them… I bring my older son also he bring his gf and her sisters come over and love to meet deaf people to being learn how to asl to them to understand the said.
    it kind fo enjoy to meet deaf ppl also i hope next year again to forward to see u there in 2008 !
    sandy smith

  9. Jimmer
    November 20, 2007 at 11:45 pm

    Hey Sandy,

    My daughter (wearing her black hooded sweatshirt showing martial arts school) was the one who helped your son to tutor hearing friends on ASL!!

    Note to EricD – I also hope that the bonfire will be scheduled in October to avoid the Colorado high school state football and volleyball championship games.

    I am a high school football coach and I was able to come to the bonfire because the team I coached was out of playoffs.

    Regardless, Debbie Grace was awesome for hosting the bonfire this year!!!


  10. Shawn Adair
    November 21, 2007 at 2:05 am

    I specifically wanted to thank BUG for such a blast and a fantastic idea at that! BONFIRE. Brings me back to BONFIRE heydays. Too bad we didn’t get to share that but to live it is another thing. Also thanks to D. Glines for her generosity and contributions. Last I checked she was a hot chocolate savior! Music and Hot Chocolate! Supplying all the hot water. way to go! Under the stars and cuddling up to the fire. Socially fun! I was glad to see old friends and new faces. My wife and I look forward to the next one!

  11. February 6, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Nice site keep it up!


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