Press Release

For Immediate Release
November 6, 2019

Contact: Denise Robert
Office 303-368-5208 / cell 303-570-7577

Media Advisory / Photo Op SSgt Alek Maten (USMC) visits TallGrass Spa
Celebrates TallGrass Soldier Box Project
Thanks community for support of troops
Encourages cards and letters

Staff Sergeant Alek Maten, USMC

  • Instructor, aviation mechanics on the MV 22 Osprey
  • Was deployed to Afghanistan
  • Currently stationed in North Carolina
  • Active duty since 2012
  • Littleton, Colorado native

Greets staff and guests at TallGrass Spa’s Holiday Open House

Thursday, November 7, 2019
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

TallGrass Spa and Salon, 997 Upper Bear Creek Road, Evergreen


  • Visit with spa staff and guests
  • Express thanks for TallGrass Soldier Box Project* care package program
  • Explain significance of reaching out to troops at holiday time
  • Support holiday card and letter writing event taking place throughout the day, for inclusion in upcoming holiday shipment
  • Has been recipient of care packages from TallGrass Spa and other organizations while deployed overseas - Says favorite things are notes from kids

*The TallGrass Soldier Box Project is a care package campaign which has been organized and sponsored by TallGrass Spa for the past 10 years. With support from spa staff and guests, along with individuals and groups throughout the Evergreen community, TallGrass Soldier Boxes are filled with personal care items – and most important! – cards and letters thanking soldiers for their service. TallGrass Soldier Boxes are shipped to troops in the Middle East twice annually: at holiday time and again at Mother’s Day/Father’s Day. To date, more than 1,400 care packages have been sent. The next shipment is scheduled for November 15 and will include the cards and letters that are being written at the TallGrass Holiday Open House.

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