Welcome to Community Notes, where the Summit Daily offers a brief wrapup of happenings in and around Summit County. If you would like something mentioned in this space, send a description to firstname.lastname@example.org orfax (970) 668-0755. Please be brief (200 words or less) so we can share this space with others.While we attempt to include as many submissions as possible, space is limited, so we cannot always guarantee all submissions will run.Team effort teaches avalanche safetyNov, 23-24, we held our fourth annual locals beacon clinic at Carter Park in Breckenridge.Once again, it was a rousing success. The weather was perfect – there was snow on the ground, lots of participants and some pretty fast times in the timed course.It really wouldn’t be possible to do this if we didn’t have the help of a number of people. First of all, thanks to everyone who came. It is very gratifying to see so many people make the effort to come and learn how to use these avalanche rescue transceivers in their limited free time.If so many people didn’t show up, there would be no need for all the other people that work so hard to make this happen.For each of the last four years, the town of Breckenridge has allowed us to use the Carter Park facilities at no cost. Without these facilities, we wouldn’t be able to do this class. Thanks to Ket, Monica, young Joel, Mary, Brandon, Mike and all the other workers at Mountain Outfitters who print the fliers, take the names and answer all the questions before we even get out the door.Thanks to Breckenridge ski patrollers Mark Beardsly, Arron Robins and Bob Tierney, who helped with the instruction this year, and the Breckenridge Ski Resort for the overhead projector, sodas and hot drinks. Thanks to Downstairs at Eric’s for donating all those pizzas.Climb High sent us several Barryvox beacons to demo. Leslie Ross with Tracker Beacons and Matt Pierce with Ortovox USA provided demo beacons as well as all their knowledge and instructional skills in beacon use. Hopefully this continues to be an annual event. We also hope the attendees never have to use their beacons in real life.Scott ToepferColorado Avalanche Info CenterComedy night a successThe children, families and staff of Summit County Preschool would like to thank several people for making the Comedy Night fund raiser a great success: Molly Headley and the staff of Backcountry Brewery for the perfect atmosphere and a delicious dinner, Mike O’Brien and Woody VanGundy of Peak Performances for providing a sound system, Edith Weiss for a lot of laughs (and some great auctioning!), the Summit Daily News for coverage way beyond what we hoped for, Krystal 93 for really getting the word out, Kelly Stern for donating ad space, and last, but not least, all our generous silent auction contributors – Vail Resorts, Breckenridge Medical Center, St. Anthony Hospitals, Mane Design, Esquire Fabricare, Mountain Lyon Caf, Southern Exposure, Sunshine Caf, Silverthorne Recreation Center, Affordable Music, Silverthorne Car Wash, Summit Creations, Copper Mountain Resort, Resort Express, Kinko’s, Georgetown Loop Railroad, Royal Gorge Railroad, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Ocean Journey, FirstBank of Frisco, Lee Gelman, First Impressions Salon, Spencer’s Restaurant, All Season Sports, Frisco’s Bar & Grill, The Upper Hand Plus, Blue River Inn, Acme Installations, Julie Gelman, Pug Ryan’s, Silverheels, Sheraton Cherry Creek, Occasional Labels, Carestia Family, Phipps Family, Ski Cooper, Howard Head Sports Medicine, Cutthroat Angler, Dee Cook, GNC, Backcountry Brewery, Budget Tapes, Hang Time, Maryann Best with Seirus, Robert Green, and Playground Destination Properties.Karin CarestiaSummit County PreschoolBooks bring children joyThe children, staff and parents of the Pumpkin Patch Childcare Center at Copper Mountain Resort would like to say thank you to the Summit County Rotary Club for its donation of personalized books to each of our children.Imagine our surprise when our grandparent readers came in one Wednesday and asked us to fill out forms for each of our children because the Rotary Club was donating these books.We have enjoyed reading them to the children. When they hear their very own names and names of their friends, the children’s faces light up.During this season of thanks, it only seems appropriate to not only thank the Summit County Rotary Club, but also our grandparent readers, Peter and Audrey Morris (and their dog Walker), who volunteer each Wednesday through the Grandfather Alliance Read-It Program.You are a tremendous blessing to us.The Pumpkin PatchAdvocates receivemuch-needed donations from Henderson MillAdvocates for Victims of Assault would like to thank the employees of the Henderson Mill for their generous donations to our safehouse.The employees at the Henderson Mill conducted an employee donation drive and contributed a generous amount of items for the safehouse.These included toiletries, towels, food, toys and other items that are invaluable to the families that use our services.Many people come to the safehouse with only the clothes on their back. Our largest costs go to the upkeep and maintenance of the shelter and all of the items that families need when they arrive.The thoughtfulness and generosity are greatly appreciated.Summit County Advocates
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