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Annual cultural diversity festival seeks more participation

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Annual cultural diversity festival seeks

more participation

SILVERTHORNE – Share your cultural tradition with the rest of the county by participating in the third annual Celebrations Around the World festival Nov. 19-20.

The town of Silverthorne and the Summit County Family and Intercultural Resource Center present the festival to celebrate cultural diversity in Summit County. It offers daytime assemblies to the fourth-grade classes from each of the elementary schools and opens the event to the public in the evenings to enjoy native music, food and festivities from cultures ranging from Latin, Asian, Norwegian, French and West African. 

This year, the organizers want to expand the number of cultures represented, and they are looking for local volunteers who are interested in participating in the two-day event.

“One of the goals is to see it expand each year,” Butler said. “Last year, in our post-event evaluation, some of the cultures that the public indicated a desire for included Greek, Italian and Polish. But it’s certainly not limited to those. Basically, we are looking for volunteers who are able to commit to three organizational meetings between Oct. 7 and the actual event, either to help start up these new cultural booths or to reinforce some of the cultural booths that are already represented.”

Celebrations Around the World is free to the public and costs between $8,000 and $10,000 annually to produce.  The committee is seeking financial sponsorship and assistance from local restaurants willing to donate food for the booths or help offset costs. 

The first organizational meeting will be at 6 p.m. tonight at the Silverthorne Pavilion. Members of the public interested in volunteering to represent any culture are encouraged to attend the meeting or to contact Maggie Butler at (970) 262-7390.

Preschool needs


Summit County Preschool in Frisco is looking for a new or used snowblower.

The snowblower will be used to make walking safe on the sidewalk and in the parking lot in front of the building.

Anyone who can donate one or help in any way should call Kristen at (970) 668-5508.

SmokeFree volunteers wanted

SmokeFree Summit is having a community meeting 7-9 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Summit County Community and Senior Center for all those who would like to help the campaign to pass the county ballot question Nov. 5, Referendum 1B, the smoke-free initiative. Volunteers are needed.

– Daily News staff reports

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