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Articles of Incorporation

Grand County Characters

The undersigned person acting as incorporator of a corporation under the Colorado Nonprofit Corporation Act, signs and acknowledges the following Articles of Incorporation for such corporation.
  
FIRST: Name of the corporation is Grand County Characters.
  
SECOND: The period of duration is perpetual.
  
THIRD: The purpose or purposes for which the corporation is organized are exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue law).
  
FOURTH: The address of the initial registered office of the corporation in Colorado is:  PO Box 681, Winter Park, CO. 80482.                                                    .
  
FIFTH: The address of the principal office is:  PO Box 681, Winter Park, CO. 80482.                                     .
  
SIXTH: The number of directors constituting the initial board of directors of the corporation is five (5), and the names and addresses of the persons who are to serve as the initial directors are:
  
   NAME
  
   David Naples                                        
   Barbara Warnell                                    
   Scott Berger                                          
   Joe Kelley                                             
   Judy Stanfill                                          
  
SEVENTH: No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to its members, directors, officers, or other private persons, except that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in Article Third hereof.  No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.  Notwithstanding any other provision of these Articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from Federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue law) or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue law).
  
EIGHTH: Upon the dissolution of the corporation, the board of directors shall, after paying or making provisions for the payment of all of the liabilities of the corporation, dispose of all of the assets of the corporation exclusively for the purposes of the corporation in such manner or to such organization or organizations organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, or scientific purposes as shall at the time qualify as an exempt organization or organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue law), as the board of trustees shall determine.  Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the District Court of the county in which the principal office of the corporation is then located in the State of Colorado exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said District Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.
  
  
  
STATE OF COLORADO )
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GRAND COUNTY )
  
   The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this       day of                    , by                                       as incorporator of the Grand County Characters.
  
   In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal.
  
   My commission expires:
  
   Notary Public
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