Alpine Bank looking for pig painters |

Alpine Bank looking for pig painters

BRECKENRIDGE – Alpine Bank officials are looking for an artist to paint their mascot – a life-size fiberglass pig.

According to Jennifer Connors, regional marketing director for the bank, the pig is currently being designed. It will be about 4 feet high and 3 feet long and weigh about 40 pounds when it is finished.

Artists can drop sketches off by June 13 at Alpine Bank at 110 N. Main St. in Breckenridge. Bank officials will notify the chosen artist by the end of July. The artist will be awarded up to $1,000 to paint the pig and $500 for supplies. The winner will have until the end of November to complete the work.

The pig will be “adopted” by the bank and will go on tour to other Alpine Bank locations.


Fundraiser features Indy car driver Matt Beardsley

BRECKENRIDGE – Matt Beardsley and his Indy Racing Infinity Pro car will be at Alpine Bank (110 N. Main St. in Breckenridge) from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, to raise money for The Little Red Schoolhouse. There will be a silent auction, and tickets to the Pikes Peak 100 race and race-day packages will be available. For more information, call (970) 390-8825. Kids and parents are welcome. Bring a camera for pictures of the kids in the race car.


Blood drive to help kids at Children’s Hospital

BRECKENRIDGE – Grand Timber Lodge will host its third annual Children’s Hospital Blood Drive June 10-11 to help replenish the hospital’s blood supply.

The blood drive is part of the “Giving Pints for Half-pints” summer challenge, encouraging healthy individuals in the community to donate blood on behalf of The Children’s Hospital.

Grand Timber Lodge has teamed up with The Children’s Hospital to help to raise blood donations and awareness.

“We have a high number of kids with cancer. Some use two to three pints of blood a day for up to a month or more,” said Christy Hill, donor resource coordinator at The Children’s Hospital.

Without this blood, many of the life-saving procedures performed at the hospital would not be possible, Hill said. One donation can help save the lives of up to four patients.

Giving blood is simple and safe. Donors must be at least 17 years old, in good health and must weigh at least 110 pounds. The entire process takes about 45 minutes from the mini-physical to refreshments.

Call Gena Osborn at Grand Timber Lodge at (970) 547-4015 to schedule an appointment. Hours for the drive are Tuesday, 2-5:30 p.m., and Wednesday, 8-10:30 a.m. at the Breck Inn, 11078 Highway 9, Breckenridge.

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