Summit County Notes 8-13-13
Ryan Summerlin August 13, 2013
Donations for Summit Seniors rummage sale
The Summit Seniors are taking donations for its annual Gigantic Rummage Sale and Silent Auction to be held Aug. 15-18 at the Summit Community and Senior Center, 0083 Nancy’s Place, Frisco.
To donate Silent Auction items, contact Evie Lau at (970) 468-2857 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations of clean and good condition rummage will be accepted at the center noon to 7 p.m. Aug. 13 and 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 14. Please don’t leave items at other times. Large appliances, large furniture, TVs, computers without monitors, encyclopedias or magazines cannot be accepted. The event will open with a special pre-sale 5-8 p.m. Aug. 15. An admission fee $10 for age 11 and up and $5 for under age 11 will be charged for the pre-sale hours only. All sale proceeds benefit charitable organizations serving seniors in Summit County. To apply for these funds or for more information, call (970) 668-2940.
Community Leadership Program Kicks off Sept. 26
Leadership Summit, now in its ninth year, will select up to 20 Summit County citizens, all of whom have a demonstrated interest in community engagement and leadership, to participate in this year’s program of nine full-day community-focused sessions meeting once a month, September through May. Founded by a group of Summit County Rotarians, the program provides an opportunity for participants to broaden their knowledge of the community while enhancing their leadership skills. For more information, attend an information meeting (Aug. 14, 5-6 P.m. at CMC Breck or Aug. 15, 8:15-9:15 a.m. at CMC Dillon) or request an application from Suzanne at 970-468-5989 or email@example.com
Coats for Kids campaign
The second annual Knights of Columbus “Coats for Kids” Campaign was jump started with a significant donation by Century 21 Realty. Your monetary donations will enable the Knights to purchase new warm winter clothing for cold children in need. Please support this priority cause by sending your tax deductible donations payable to: Knights of Columbus, P.O. Box 3673, Dillon, CO 80435. Call (970) 468-6566 for info,
Wild About Colorado fest
The Wild About Colorado Art & Outdoor Festival kicks off on Wednesday with activities led by staff of Continental Divide Land Trust. Executive director Leigh Girvin will lead an easy morning hike on the Cobb & Ebert Placer east of Breckenridge with information about the mining and natural history on this conserved open-space property. Assistant Rachel Winkler will offer an afternoon workshop, “Dandelions — More than Just Weeds,” including dandelion vodka and foods from dandelions. All activities begin at the Carter Park Pavilion in Breckenridge as part of the Wild About Colorado Art & Outdoor Festival. For information, visit www.WildAboutColorado.org or contact CDLT at (970) 453-3875 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advance directives workshop
Seniors, caretakers, family and friends, mark your calendars for Saturday, Aug. 17, from 1-2 p.m. What does the church teach about the end of our lives? Learn what you should do, and how to distinguish between ordinary vs. extraordinary care. Without advance directives, others may make decisions that do not correspond to your wishes or to church teachings. Come to receive an overview of these and other important issues surrounding life and death. Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 89 Smith Rand Road, Silverthorne.
What to know when looking for a rental in Summit County. The security deposit. The importance of a lease. Lunch and refreshments will be served. Aug. 16, noon to 1:30 p.m., Buffalo Mountain Room, Frisco County Commons, 0037 Peak One Drive, Frisco. Call or email Vickie to register, (970) 423-7042 or email@example.com. Class sizes are limited, so please register early!
Reiling Dredge public outreach
What lies ahead for the Reiling Dredge? A preservation master plan is being developed through the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance with a grant from the State Historical Fund. The public is invited to participate in the planning process on Wednesday. Join us at 1 p.m. for a free guided hike starting at the Reiling Dredge Parking Lot and/or a public open house at Town Hall starting at 5 p.m. For more info or to RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (970) 453-9767 x101.
Sign up for Circle the Summit Bike Ride
Avalanche Physical Therapy and Summit Biking bring you the 6th annual Circle the Summit bike ride on Saturday, Aug. 17. The adult fee is $65 through Aug. 15. Fees go up to $75 on Aug. 15. Circle the Summit is a great, small ride with four distances — 21, 45, 60 and 100 miles. All the rides begin and end in downtown Frisco. Along all the routes, you’ll find aid stations, bike mechanics and course marshals. When you end your ride on Frisco’s Main Street, you’ll be treated to a great lunch, music and local brews. Complete registration information is at www.circlethesummit.com. Proceeds improve and enhance the recpaths in Summit County. The 6th annual Circle the Summit bike ride is brought to you by Summit Biking and Avalanche Physical Therapy. The major sponsors are the town of Frisco, Vail Summit Orthopaedics, the Mint Steakhouse and Clif Bar and Co.
Request for proposals
The Victim Assistance and Law Enforcement Board of the Fifth Judicial District, which is Clear Creek, Eagle, Lake and Summit counties, is seeking grant applications from agencies and organizations to provide assistance services to crime victims. The funding cycle is Jan. 1, 2014, through Dec. 31, 2014. The board is committed to funding programs that provide direct services to crime victims and implement the Victims’ Rights Amendment. It may also consider scholarships for training that is related to the welfare of victims. Revenue for this fund is generated from a surcharge or fees assessed to people who are convicted of felonies, misdemeanors, traffic offenses and fish and game violations. These funds are authorized by Title 24, Article 4.2, Colorado Revised Statutes. During the 2013 12-month grant cycle, the board awarded a total of $300,230.00 to 12 agencies that provide services to victims in the Fifth Judicial District. It is anticipated that approximately $300,000 will be available for the 2014 grant cycle. FUNDING PRIORITIES: Programs that are required to implement the Victim’s Rights Constitutional Amendment, programs that provide direct services to crime victims and witnesses as outlined in the V.A.L.E. statute, victim-related training, equipment and personnel needs of law enforcement agencies. The V.A.L.E. Board may also take into consideration actors other than those stated above, in making their final decisions. Board members may award money for projects not designated in the priority categories. Completed grant applications must be received by the board administrator by 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. You may request a grant application or information regarding scholarships by contacting the V.A.L.E. Board Administrator, Kathleen Maher at (970) 453-2327, ext. 113 or by writing c/o The Office of the District Attorney, P.O. Box 488, Breckenridge, CO 80424 or email@example.com.