Summit County Community Notes 11-15-2012 |

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Summit County Community Notes 11-15-2012

Have you ever wondered what steps are involved in purchasing a home? Come find out at our free homebuyer education class today from 12:30-5 p.m. in the Ute Room at the Summit County Community and Senior Center in Frisco. You will learn the basics A-Z what it takes to purchase a home, as now sure is a great time to do so! The class is sponsored by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, put on by the Summit Combined Housing Authority with help from local volunteers who will walk you through the lending process, real estate transaction, title company portion and home inspection. There will also be information on current down payment assistance programs and more. Snacks will be provided. Register so that we know how many people to expect; call Joy at (970) 423-7041 or email to register for this informational class.

Colorado State University Extension in Summit County is accepting applications for the 2013 Colorado Master Gardener Training. This signature CSU Extension program provides a unique opportunity for local gardening enthusiasts to help their community while learning more about home-gardening issues. The 2013 training will take place on Thursdays at the County Commons in Frisco, from Jan. 31 to April 4, with a volunteer orientation on April 11. The 10-week course offers comprehensive, research-based instruction in home-gardening topics, delivered via distance education and presented by CSU Extension specialists. Upon completion of training, master gardener trainees agree to contribute 50 hours of volunteer service toward home-gardening education. Cost: $250. A non-volunteer option is also available for $625, and is often chosen by professionals in the green industry as continuing education. Contact the CSU Extension office at (970) 668-4140 or write for further info and to request an application form. Applications can also be downloaded at The deadline to register is Nov. 30.

The Rotary Club of Summit County (RCSC) would like to remind residents that we would be delighted to send some of our “care” packages to our troops stationed in Afghanistan. If you have a loved one – husband/wife, son/daughter, grandson/granddaughter, niece/nephew or just a great friend – who is deployed in Afghanistan at the present time, do let us know. We’ll be mailing packages to troops in November and during the Christmas season. We need to know his/her name, address, anticipated date of return and your contact details. Call Al & Liz Wickert at (970) 453-4778 or send an email to We’d love to hear from you. Contributions to this troop support effort would be gratefully received at the Summit County Rotary Charitable Fund, a 501c3 nonprofit, PO Box 4401, Frisco, CO 80443. Mark “Troop Support” on your check. Donations are tax deductible.