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Give blood Aug. 12

Daily News staff reports

Residents of Summit County will have an opportunity to help save lives by participating in the Bonfils Blood Center blood drive from 1- 6:30 p.m., Aug. 12 at Summit High.”The Colorado community relies on people who care about others, especially when it comes to our community blood supply,” said Bonfils recruitment manager Eric Watson. “The summer is a difficult time for our community blood supply because donations tend to decline, and, at the same time, the need for blood transfusions increases.”Donors must be over the age of 18 (17 with a guardian’s consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good general health with no history of HIV/AIDS. Potential donors will be asked a series of questions about travel outside the United States, and they will be given information on SARS and West Nile Virus.Bonfils Blood Center needs to collect 4,000 units every week to meet Colorado’s needs and to maintain a state of blood-supply readiness for unforeseen events. Bonfils provides blood to more than 115 hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout Colorado. All who donate will receive a 60th anniversary T-shirt and a coupon for a free chicken sandwich from Chik-fil-A.Call Bonfils at 1-800-365-0006 for more information.Frisco to host mixerFRISCO – On Wednesday, August 6, The Town of Frisco will host the August Mixer, “Cowboy Campfire,” a joint effort between the Frisco and Summit County Chambers of Commerce. The mixer will be held at the Frisco Historic Park at 2nd and Main streets from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Members of either chamber are asked to donate $5 for the event and non-members $10.Enjoy music around the campfire by Chuck Pyle and Leon Littlebird. Pyle entertains with his humorous Zen Cowboy character and is a nationally known songwriter and a beloved performer. Pyle will alternate on the stage with Leon Littlebird playing his native flute.Kentucky Fried Chicken is catering the event and guests will enjoy sampling hot wings, crispy strips, mashed potatoes and coleslaw. Mountain Managers will be grilling fresh corn on the cob to add a traditional favorite to the cowboy fare. Food and beverages are included in the donation taken at the door. Other sponsors include the Frisco Historical Society, Wells Fargo, Mountain Managers, Team Managers, Alpine Natural Foods Deli & Catering, Quality Quick Print, Summit Daily News, KYSL Krystal 93 and KSMT The Mountain. All the sponsors will be donating prizes for free drawings including a three-night stay in Mexico and other great items.For more information please call the Summit County Chamber at (970) 668-2051 or the Frisco Chamber at (970) 668-5547.Sierra Club chapterto meet on MondayThe Blue River Group of the Sierra Club invites the public to a 6:30 p.m. meeting Monday in the Mt. Royal Room of the County Commons near Frisco.Discussion topics will include motorized use on backcountry trails and roads, the Rocky Mountain Chapter meeting, light pollution mitigation program, fire mitigation project and the upcoming U.S. Forest Service budget crisis forum.For information, call Karn Steiglemeier at (970) 468-9013 or Sandy Briggs at (970) 389-3754.Sk8 Over 8,000 Feet thanks sponsorsThanks to Axel Geittmann and Mountain Sports Outlet for their generous sponsorship of the third annual Sk8 Over 8,000 Feet Skateboard Competition that was held July 26 at the Silverthorne Skate Park.Axel rounded up prizes that had a total retail value of more than $3,000. The skateboard competitors were surprised and grateful when all of that loot was passed on to them.Mountain Sports Outlet has sponsored town of Silverthorne skateboard contest for the past four years. Their support is valued and appreciated, and it helps make Sk8 Over 8,000 Feet stand out as one of the best contests in the Mountain Madness Series.We can’t wait “till next year!Joanne BreigenzerTown of SilverthorneCommunity reached out to Valdez familyThe Robert C. Valdez family would like to sincerely thank all of Summit County with all our heart and soul. Our family has always known God blessed us with the love we have for one another. We are overwhelmed to see the power of that love flowing from where Rob had been. There are no words to express how grateful we are for all the loving kindness put into this gift given to our family. Thanks to Summit County, a scholarship will be set up in memory of Robert C. Valdez Jr. at his high school alma mater.We know that Rob lived his life to the fullest each and every day. We thank the lord for giving us 29 earthly years with our beloved son, brother, uncle and great uncle. He will be with us all in spirit until we are together again. Thank you for sharing your love and sorrow with us for Rob.Sincerely,The family ofRobert C. Valdez, Jr.


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