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Summit County Community Notes: 12-20-2012

Would you like to be a positive influence in a teenager's life? Pre-collegiate is looking for mentors for their middle school program. A commitment of (the first Monday of the month) for a total of 2 hours (3-5 p.m). Interested? Contact Mary Lockard, mlockard@summit.k12.co.us.

Thursday night at The Cala Inn restaurant in Summit Cove are always special, but last Thursday's dinner featured an extra-special festive treat: a whisky pairing and four course meal. The annual event was sold out as four Balvenie whiskies were presented by Lorne Cousin, a representative of The Balvenie, a Scottish whisky distiller. The highlight of the sampling featured the Doublewood 17-year old whisky, which is new to the product line this fall, and was paired with braised pork belly and sweet onion-and- apple marmalade prepared by chef Chad Whitaker of Dillon. The annual event is organized by the Cala Inn's owner, Scott Pohlmann.

Santa is making one last stop at the Dillon Festival of Lights bonfire on Friday night. The bonfire, with marshmallow roasting and hot cocoa, starts at 5:30 p.m. and Santa has promised to make an appearance from 6-7. The event is free and open to the public. Come and give Santa your last-minute wishes for a merry Christmas. Everyone is encouraged to vote for their favorite Dillon lighting displays on the Dillon Business Association website: www.DillonDBA.org.

The town of Frisco's Chili Cook-Off drew over a hundred chili lovers to vote for the best red, green and vegetarian recipes at the Frisco Adventure Park on Dec. 8. The snowy weather proved that even Ullr can be appeased with the smell of onions, chili powder, cumin and juicy ground chuck! A trio of winners defended their titles against the new competitors vying for $600 in prize money. Arapahoe Cafe's green chili secured their professional status as amateurs Gilbert Vasquez and Emily Tracy repeat their success as not so amateur talent claiming the title in Best in the West. The Summit County Chamber partnered with the town to help kick off the fifth annual Wassail Days celebration in Frisco. Below are the winners:

People's Choice Winners:

> Red Chili Professional - Arapahoe Cafe

> Red Chili Amateur - Roman Moore with a Game On Chili using all Colorado-sourced ingredients.

> Green Chili Professional - Arapahoe Cafe

> Green Chili Amateur - Gilbert Vasques with his Little Philly Chili

> Vegetarian Professional - Prost

> Vegetarian Amateur - Emily Tracey for the Repeat

The town of Frisco and the Summit County Chamber of Commerce thank all the chili cook-off entrants and all who attended the mixer. A special thanks to New Belgium Brewery, Butterhorn Bakery and the Frisco Adventure Park.

A synergy dance party is set for Friday, from 7:30-10 p.m. at Harmony Health and Massage at 118 S. Ridge St. in Breckenridge. Come celebrate, find your groove, move your body, free your mind, reinvent time, empowering movement, dance with us to birth a new era. Balance, nourish and inspire our community.


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The Summit Daily Updated Dec 19, 2012 09:03PM Published Dec 19, 2012 09:01PM Copyright 2012 The Summit Daily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.