Nonprofit raises more than $17,000BRECKENRIDGE – On Friday, February 28, Summit Recycling Project (SRP) raised more than $17,000 for nonprofit recycling and waste reduction programs in Summit County at its annual fundraiser. Over 200 people attended the event at the Bergenhof at Breckenridge Ski Resort.”It was another snowy night, and we were so happy to see the large crowd turn out for the event,” said SRP executive director Carly Wier, “It is always a great feeling to see so many faces at the annual fundraiser and to realize that people do care about their local recycling program.”Funds raised during the event will support the operating budget of the recycling organization. “Such comprehensive recycling doesn’t quite pay for itself,” Wier said.SRP operates two free recycling drop-off centers (in Frisco and Breckenridge) that collect over 20 different materials, a mobile recycling drop-off program in Dillon and hosts special collection events for electronics and household hazardous waste. Additionally, SRP has started wood waste recycling for slash and construction debris.”We could never survive without the support of the community we serve, and that’s what grassroots recycling is all about,” Wier said.Sponsors of the event included: Breckenridge Ski Resort; Keystone Resort; the Summit Daily News; New Belgium Brewing Company; Alpine Bank; TCD, Inc; Peak Performance Copier & Supply; Everest Materials, LLC; High Country Radio Network; Dillon Dam Brewery; East West Partners; Land Title Guarantee Company; Pinon Mortgage; Summit Signworks; and the Mastin Group.————Breckenridge chamber mixer is March 19BRECKENRIDGE – The Breckenridge Resort Chamber (BRC) Ambassadors, Backstage Theatre and Mrs. E & Me will sponsor the March mixer at the Breckenridge theater, 121 South Ridge St., Breckenridge. The mixer will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 19. Admission is $5 for Breckenridge Resort Chamber members and $8 for nonmembers.Take the opportunity to network with other business people from the county while viewing the new Breckenridge theater. Friends Welcome, Breckenridge’s community-wide guest service program, will present awards to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding guest service in the community at 6 p.m.Beer, wine and appetizers will be provided by Mrs. E & Me. Prizes will consist of ticket giveaways from the Backstage Theatre and dinner giveaways from Mrs. E & Me.For more information on the mixer, contact the BRC at (970) 453-2913, ext. 204.——–Parents can learn about assessment processSUMMIT COUNTY – Ever wonder what your child’s annual and triennial testing for special education really means?Join Parents of Alternative Learners Support Group (PALS) for a program called “Understanding the Assessment Process” from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 17, at the Old Town Hall in Frisco. There will be a panel of guests from Denver, refreshments and good company.For more information, please call (970) 468-4834.
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