Red, White & Blue firefighters try out for charity calendar
The 2015 Colorado Firefighter Calendar Celebrity Judging Event was held at the EXDO Event Center on May 10. Twenty-four firefighters from across the state, including three from Summit County (Aaron Schlachter, Jason White and Bobby Gertson of the Red, White and Blue fire district), competed for one of the coveted spots in next year’s beefcake style calendar by answering questions in their dress uniforms and then parading across the catwalk in part of their turn out gear. The selected firefighters volunteer their time to raise funds, attend events, educate children on fire prevention and increase awareness for burn centers around Colorado. Net proceeds received from the sale of calendars and special events directly benefit the Children’s Hospital Burn Center and centers across the state. Selections should be made shortly and announced at the Calendar Debut Party in August.
Domus Pacis Family Respite runs the Colfax Marathon
Come walk, run, volunteer, or fundraise on behalf of Domus Pacis Family Respite at the Colfax Marathon, Denver’s Ultimate Urban Tour. Choose between seven different races that range from a 5k to 26.2k full marathon, each taking participants through some of Denver’s most iconic landmarks. Your participation will benefit Domus Pacis Family Respite’s mission of providing families impacted by cancer a week of respite and peace in the serenity of Summit County. The event is being held on the weekend of May 17–18. For more information call Vince at 547-4745 or to register please visit www.runcolfax.org .
Breckenridge Dining Passport
Proceeds from the Breckenridge Restaurant Association’s (BRA) Dining Passports this spring will benefit the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center in the old CMC building in Breckenridge. The historic brick schoolhouse on Harris Street is undergoing major rehabilitation to become the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center and South Branch Library, bringing Breckenridge a greatly expanded library, updated movie theater, office space for local nonprofits and a gathering place for the whole community. For more info on the community center project, please visit www.bgvcenter.org . Breckenridge Dining Passports are each valid for two people and get specials valid now through June 12. Passports are available at the Breckenridge Welcome Center and participating restaurants. See www.breckenridgediningguide.com for the full listing of passport specials.
Books and bikes donations
Frisco Fun Club is collecting used children’s bikes and books to use for summer day camp for children ages 5-12. Please bring gently used and functioning items to the Frisco Day Lodge between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.; Monday-Friday, May 5-30. If you have any questions feel free to contact Sara at SaraS@townoffrisco.com.
4-H F-150 raffle ticket sales
Purchase your $5 raffle tickets for the 2014 4-H Foundation F-150 Truck on display at Alpine Bank in Dillon, May 19-30. Support Summit County 4-H by purchasing tickets at any Alpine Bank in Summit County. Come see the actual truck May 19-30. More information at www.co4hfoundation.colostate.edu or (970) 668-4142.
Summit Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers
It’s time to finish the Summit Habitat for Humanity House. Crews of framers have been working and the shell of the house is complete, the roof is on, windows are in and inside work began. Now your help is needed, whether it’s painting the siding before it goes on the house, general carpentry work, pulling wire, or doing construction cleanup. Shifts are Monday through Saturday. The first shift is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; the second shift is 1-5 p.m. Right now, Knights of Columbus are working on Thursdays. The build site is located at 72 Illinois Gulch Road at the south end of Breckenridge. To reserve your spot, please e-mail Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Silverthorne ReStore at (970) 423-7445.