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Summit County Community Notes 11-2-12

A celebration of life will be held in honor of Dick Orwig on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge. Dick preferred a party rather than a service and all friends andfamily are welcome. Come help us toast Dick, swap stories and enjoy music, snacks and a cash bar.

The local GOP has arranged for transportation to the polls on Election Day. If you are a registered Republican or a conservative independent and have not already voted, simply call (970) 668-6000 for complementary transportation to the polls courtesy of the Summit County GOP.

Former President Abe Lincoln comes alive, just in time for this year’s presidential election! Join us tonight at 7 in the Buffalo Mountain Room, County Commons, at the Main Library, Frisco, as we present “Presidential Qualifications by Abraham Lincoln.” Lifetime member of the Association of Lincoln Presenters, John Voehl has performed as our 16th president more than 500 times in 20 different states, and has read more than 300 books about Lincoln, who he says “became the greatest [president] of all.” Voehl believes in making Lincoln come alive for each audience member. This event is presented with the Colorado Humanities Council, and is a part of our “Elect to Read” program for adults, sponsored by the Friends of the Summit County Libraries. For more info on upcoming events or programs, or to learn about volunteer opportunities, call Joyce Dierauer at (970) 668-5555 or contact her by email at; or simply come by and visit with us at any of our three locations, in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.

The FIRC Bag Shop is open from 1-4 p.m. the first Saturday of the month in La Riva Mall in Dillon. The shop has moved to Suite 22 around the corner inside the building. Bags are made by volunteers out of recycled material and 100 percent of sales are used to fund the emergency assistance programs of the Family & Intercultural Resource Center. We are also looking for new volunteers to sort material or sew. Contact or call (970) 262-3888 ext. 306 for additional information.

The Breckenridge Resort Chamber is accepting submissions for the 2013 Ullr Fest poster art contest. Submissions are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, and should tie in to the 50th “Golden” anniversary theme. Winning artwork will appear on 2013 Ullr Fest poster, merchandise, advertising and other event collateral; the winning artist will receive a prize package of event merchandise.Concept sketches must be no larger than 14″ x 17″ and can be submitted via email (, in person at the BRC offices (111 Ski Hill Rd. in Breck) or via U.S. mail to the Breckenridge Resort Chamber, ATTN: Special Events, P.O. Box 1909, Breckenridge, CO 80424. The winning artist will be required to submit final art at a poster size of 14″ x 17.” For questions regarding the contest, contact Gavin Dalgliesh at (970) 453-5055 or

Are you good with kids? Have you taught skiing before? Have you been involved with competitive alpine skiing? Team Summit Colorado is looking to hire new coaches for all programs for the 2012/2013 ski season. The ideal candidate has experience working with children, has PSIA and/or USSA certification and had been a competitive athlete in their own right. If you are interested in working with the premier ski team in Colorado. Now is the time! Contact Jerry Karl at (970) 390 6680 to get more details and to sign up for our on-hill hiring clinic.