Dan Crane Community Excellence Award

The Old Gallery Renames Award in Dan Crane’s Honor

Every year there are people who go above and beyond in serving the communities of the Peak to Peak area. In 2014, the board of directors at The Old Gallery created the Community Excellence Award to recognize these individuals. The first recipient of this award was Allenspark resident and Allenspark Excavators owner Dan Crane, recognized for his exceptional service during the flood of 2013. “When roads were washed out and area residents were stranded, Dan went to work clearing roads and driveways and rerouting water flow. He prevented Highway 7 from washing out near St. Malo Retreat, and rescued nine people who were stranded on Coyote Ridge,” said Board Chair Gregg Rogers. “We have decided to rename this award, in order to honor the memory of Dan Crane, who did so much for this community,” Rogers announced. “From now on it will be known as the Dan Crane Community Excellence Award.” The award is presented by The Old Gallery at its annual Gala, which raises funds for the center. The recipient can be a member of the community at large and is not limited to volunteers of The Old Gallery. The recipient in 2015 was Don Shalibo, a retired construction professional from Michigan who donated more than $100,000 of his time to supervise the $1.3 million renovation of The Old Gallery. “Dan did so much to help make The Old Gallery a reality,” Rogers said. “It’s fitting to honor him in this way.”