Community Notes for 5.4.13
Ryan Summerlin May 8, 2013
Registration extended for Summit Youth Baseball & Softball
Summit Youth Baseball & Softball has extended its registration deadline to this Sunday. Sign up now at summitbaseball.com and join the hundreds that will be playing ball this summer. If you have already signed up, tell your friends. The new indoor baseball facility is fantastic. Questions, call (970) 262-5778.
Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue survey
Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue is conducting a community survey on its website and at locations throughout the fire-protection district to measure the community’s level of fire safety, awareness of fire-department services and emergency preparedness. The survey is online at www.ldfr.org, and firefighters periodically will be outside local businesses asking for feedback from residents, business owners and property owners.
Exploring food for kids
Bethany Hughes of FIRC, has started a series of six snack-time lessons and activities for the 4-year-olds’ class at Summit County Preschool. The children learn about new foods, and the lessons are designed to help them start making healthy food choices at an early age. The children engage in a short lesson and then get to enjoy the snack made during the lesson.
Fundraiser for Central
Rockies Friends of the NRA
The Central Rockies Friends of the NRA will meet at 5 p.m. on May 18 at the Silverthorne Pavilion for its 14th annual fundraiser dinner. Proceeds support the 4-H Club shooting program and the Summit County shooting range. For more information and tickets, call (970) 389-2718.
Registration now open
for 37th Run the Rockies
Registration is now open for the 37th annual Salomon Run the Rockies weekend, June 8-9. Registration is available online at www.RuntheRockies.com. Current discounted prices are $50 for the half marathon, $40 for the 10K. The trail race registration is $40 for the 5K and 10K. Prices go up May 1. Day-of registration will be available for both races. Registration for the road race on June 8 is available at the Frisco Recreation Building at Third Avenue and Main Street from 6-8 a.m. Day-of registration for the 5K and 10K trail races will be available at the Frisco Day Lodge from 7-8 a.m. on Sunday, June 9. For more information, please contact Linsey Kach at (970) 668-9133 or email@example.com.
Volunteer for Domus Pacis nonprofit
Are you looking for service opportunities in Summit County? Domus Pacis Family Respite is a local nonprofit that provides respites or getaways to families dealing with all stages of cancer. Domus Pacis is looking for new volunteers to help bake and prepare meals for families who are visiting Summit County and taking a break from their day-to-day dealings with cancer. If you are interested in cooking, helping out in the office, or if you have another special talent you would like to share with us, please contact Meredith Long at Meredith.Long@DomusPacis.org or (970) 547-4745.
A call for county crafters
The Alliance for Historical Preservation is seeking local crafters for a July 4 show in Frisco. Booth spaces are available for $150 for a two- or three-day show. Call (970) 370-5726. or email AHPFrisco@gmail.com for further information.
Volunteer at the Backstage
The opportunity to support and participate in live community theater here in Breckenridge awaits. The Backstage welcomes charming box-office folk to greet theater patrons, creative craftsmen to assist with set creation, cheerful individuals to distribute performance information throughout the county and anyone who embraces the performing arts. We have opportunities for you to become involved today. Interested? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
RUN: As needed
Mentor group needs volunteers
Summit County Mountain Mentors is a community-based mentoring program that matches caring adult volunteers with youths ages 8-16. Their mission is “to positively influence the youth of Summit County to lead healthy lifestyles through a consistent one-on-one relationship with an adult.” The group is looking for volunteers to spend eight hours each month with one of the 48 youths waiting for a mentor. Call (970) 668-9184 or visit www.summitcares.org.
RUN: whenever needed
Summit preschool has openings
Open Arms Childcare and Preschool has a limited number of openings in both the infant and preschool rooms. Parents are welcome to visit our center, located at Christ Lutheran Church, 16072 Hwy. 9, Farmers Korner. For more information please call (970) 237-3229, visit our website at www.OpenArmsChildcareAndPreschool.com, or follow us on Facebook.
RUN: whenever needed
Support our deployed troops
Whether you like it or not, they’re still there. Where? Afghanistan. Who are they? People, the sons and relatives of Summit County residents, who are serving our nation in our all volunteer military. They live under poor conditions, especially if they are serving in FOBs, Forward Operating Bases. They love receiving our packages filled with goodies and necessities, which although addressed to one soldier, are shared with their buddies. We need your support in brightening the days of these brave young people. Please get out your check book and send a donation to the Summit County Rotary Charitable Fund, PO Box 4401, Frisco, CO 80443. Put for “Troop Support” on the check, please. Please note that contributions are tax deductible as the SCRCF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Thank you so much. For further information, contact (970) 453-4778.
RUN: Until May 7
Life after caregiving support group
On Tuesday, May 7, the Caregiver Memory Loss Support Group will sponsor a discussion on “Life After Caregiving.” Four members of the group that have lost their loved ones in the last year will speak and answer questions on life after caregiving. They will openly share their reflections on being a caregiver including things they know they did right and things they would do differently. This is an open meeting. No registration required. The discussion is Tuesday, May 7, at 1 p.m., at the Senior Center in Frisco. For questions please contact facilitator Sandy Bainbridge at (970) 584 0311.
RUN: This week for a couple days
Lake Dillon Preschool would like to thank all of the sponsors,
vendors, volunteers and guests for their support of our 7th Annual
Ladies Night Out fundraising event. Thanks to your help, Lake Dillon
Preschool will continue to be a high quality early learning center for
the children in our community. We couldn’t do it without you! A
special thanks to our sponsors: Affordable Art & Framing, Alpine Bank,
Always Mountain Time, Buffalo Mountain Builders, Connelly Tile, Corpus
Sanus Spa, Creative Cabinetry, Ebert Children’s Clinic, Grand Lodge &
Spa, Land Title, Mountain Managers, Quandt & Snow, RSN, Stewart Title,
Stork & Bear, The Klug Law Firm, Tiger Home Inspections, Vista Auto
Group, Wildernest Liquor.
Run: As needed
Get involved with Friends of the Dillon Ranger District
Friends of the Dillon Ranger District (FDRD) is getting ready to
kick-off the 2013 volunteer season. FDRD works in partnership with the
Dillon Ranger District to inspire stewardship of our local White River
National Forest. As part of our ongoing efforts, we are currently
looking for committed and passionate volunteers to join the Forest
Stewards Program in any one of the following initiatives:
Ranger Patroller – Hike your favorite trails in a Forest Service
volunteer uniform to educate trail users. (Applications due by May
17th, 2013: Training date scheduled for June 1st, 2013)
Crew Leader – Gain new skills and lead groups during trail and service
projects. (Applications due by May 17th, 2013: Training date scheduled
for June 22nd)
Get involved today and join FDRD’s 2013 season! For more information
or to apply please contact Sarah Slaton, Program Manager, at (970)
262-3449 or email@example.com. All approved applicants are required to
attend FDRD’s mandatory training sessions.
If you can’t commit as a Forest Steward, but still want to get out and
help, be sure to check FDRD’s online calendar this summer at
www.fdrd.org and register for one of their ongoing projects.
Thank You Pug Ryan’s
High Country Conservation Center would like to give Pug Ryan’s Brewery
a huge thank you for hosting the Party for the Planet fundraiser that
helped raise nearly $3,000 for the Summit Community Garden Network – a
program that provides resources and support to five community gardens
in Summit County. We had an amazing turnout for this event and want to
thank Pug’s for donating beer, appetizers, and staff time to making
this fundraiser such a success. Also, thank you to community members
that joined in the celebration on Earth Day!
Optimist Outstanding Students
On April 24th, the Summit-Lake Dillon Optimist Club recognized an
outstanding 5th grade boy and girl from each of the elementary schools
in Summit County. Students were chosen for their outstanding
academics, extracurricular activities, school spirit, attitude, and
Students recognized were: Jessica Fernandez de la O and Mark Jardim
from Dillon Valley Elementary; Logan Simson and Brandon Montealegre
from Silverthorne Elementary; Sophia Fondl and Will Bird from Frisco
Elementary; Natalie Anderson and Corbin Furrey from Upper Blue
Elementary; Abby Schierholz and Koa Radish from Summit Cove Elementary
and Ivy Edberg and Tim Gallagher from Breckenridge Elementary.
Also recognized were four 8th grade students from the Summit Middle
School, based on their outstanding character, community service,
leadership skills, personal goals & growth. These students were: Mia
Santangelo, Tuomas Wickman, Cassidy Cortright and Lorenzo Patti.
The Optimist Club hosted the students, families, friends and school
staff at the high school, with wonderful food treats prepared by
Ms.Terri Vantiger?s Culinary Arts students.
Run until: May 5
Community garden seed exchange
Join us at North Pond Park in Silverthorne on May 5 from 5-8 p.m. for
Silvana’s Community Gardens annual Kick Off Party and Seed Exchange.
This event is a great opportunity to get more information on how
community gardens work so we invite everyone to come! If you don’t yet
have a plot, there are still some available. This is a potluck party
so please bring your favorite dish and beverage to share. For more
information on this event and how to apply for a garden plot, visit
Run until: July 15
Father Dyer Church Needs “Treasures”
Save your retired treasures or unwanted household items for the Father
Dyer Church Treasure Sale which is scheduled for Saturday, July 20.
Proceeds of this event support the local human service programs of the
Church. Donated items will be accepted during the week of July 15th.
No adult clothing, mattresses, or electronics will be accepted. For
more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Run: Until May 15
Alpine Bank collecting children’s books
In the spirit of volunteering, Alpine Bank is promoting Colorado
Business Reads. EPIC(Executives Partnering to Invest in Children) and
Alpine Bank have teamed up to endorse a statewide book drive for
children from birth to 8 years of age. The primary goal is to promote
and create public awareness as well as enable children to explore
their imaginations through reading. We are collecting new or gently
used children’s books at our Breckenridge, Frisco, and Dillon
locations through May 15th. It is spring cleaning time, so please look
through your gently used books for the chance to give a child the
opportunity that they might not otherwise have. Please contact Missy
Burns at 970-513-5944 with any questions you may have. Thanks for all
of your continued support Summit County!