CASA of the Continental Divide thanks all gingerbread event participants |

CASA of the Continental Divide thanks all gingerbread event participants

The eighth Annual CASA of the Continental Divide (CASACD) Gingerbread House Competition and Auction was held Nov. 26, in conjunction with the Beaver Creek Tree Lighting Ceremony. The event was very successful thanks to sponsors, donors, volunteers and attendees.The focus of the event was the gingerbread creations. All the entries, from the professionals to the youngest child’s demonstrated a lot of creativity and effort. We extend to all the gingerbread creators a big thank you because, without them, CASA could not hold this event every year.The gingerbread house entries from Summit County were:Professional Division – Cool River Coffee House – Stephanie Bergstrom and Kevin Campion, BreckenridgeAmateur Division – Amanda Seidler – DillonChildren’s Division II – Hadley, Oliver & August Braaten – Frisco – winner of third-place prizeCASACD thanks the major sponsors: Dwight Yackley, Spokes Bicycle Shop; Alpine Bank; Jerry and Laura Dziedzic; David and Kathleen Ferguson; the Guardians Ad Litem of the 5th Judicial District; Norma Horner and John Estes; and Slifer, Smith and Frampton. Generous donations also came from Evie and Bill Statz, the Perot Foundation, Vail Summit Orthopedics, Dr. Bruce and Barbara Perry, Gary Wickland and other donors of silent auction items.Special thanks go to the High Altitude Quilt Guild who donated a quilt for the auction and all the volunteers who made wreaths and ornaments. The following bakeries donated cookies: Blue Moon, Dillon; Cool River Coffee House, The Crown and Mary’s Mountain Cookies, all of Breckenridge.Court Appointed Special Advocates of the Continental Divide advocates for abused and neglected children in the 5th Judicial District which includes Eagle, Lake, Summit and Clear Creek counties. Through CASACD’s efforts 65 cases involving 124 children were supported in the last fiscal year. The next volunteer training will be Jan. 22 and Feb. 16, 2011. For further info check out CASA’s Facebook page, visit or call (970) 513-9390.

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