Breckenridge tequila dinner at Mi Casa supports Advocates for Victims of Assault |

Breckenridge tequila dinner at Mi Casa supports Advocates for Victims of Assault

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Frisco Elementary students help members of the local Knights of Columbus council unload boxes of coats, hats, gloves and other winter wear for the second annual Coats for Kids Campaign.
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Tequila dinner supports

Advocates for Victims of Assault

The fifth annual Mi Casa Tequila Dinner will benefit local nonprofit organization Advocates for Victims of Assault. The dinner takes place Nov. 6, starting at 6 p.m. A silent auction and appetizers will be followed by a four-course dinner paired with Avion tequilas. Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased by calling (970) 668-3906, in person at Mi Casa restaurant in Breckenridge, or online at

Concert for Sandy Hook School Foundation

Sandy Hook School Foundation is having a charity event in Summit County. The foundation invites you to support the victims of the school shooting in Sandy Hook, Conn. In this event, at the local Senior Center in Frisco, we are encouraging families to see every child’s potential and offer a beacon of hope and encouragement. This occasion will be a free concert featuring live music from local artists. Please contact Lisa Schroeder at if you have any questions.

Donations will be accepted at the event or can be sent to: Sandy Hook School Foundation, P.O. Box 155, Newtown, CT.

Summit County Knights group expands Coats for Kids campaign

Last year, the Summit County’s Knights of Columbus Council #14045 began its first Coats for Kids Campaign, partnering with local churches and the Family & Intercultural Resource Center to provide winter coats to children and families in Summit County, Leadville and Kremmling. The drive collected nearly 400 jackets.

This year, organizers expanded the campaign to include other winter gear such as snow pants, boots, gloves and hats. The group purchased larger jackets through the Knights of Columbus headquarters in Connecticut, and the smaller-sized items tax free and at discounted prices from Frisco’s Walmart. Due to difficulties and running out of in-demand sizes last year, this year the Knights took orders to ensure that everyone who needed something was accommodated. Time and resources were also donated to deliver boxes of the winter wear at various schools and locations in Summit County and Kremmling. This year, nearly 500 children received items, including 300 intermediate-sized coats, 50 small coats, 30 pairs of boots, 40 pairs of snow pants, 50 hats and 40 pairs of gloves.

Coats for Kids Campaign organizer Mike Kramer emphasized that the campaign would not have been possible without the donations and volunteer time put in by organizations and members of the community.

The Knights of Columbus is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, started in the 1880s in New Heaven, Conn. Now, the organization can be found in 10 countries and boasts 1.8 million members. The Summit County chapter benefits many other local organizations, including the BOEC ski program, Copper Mountain Special Winter Olympics, community dinners, charity golf tournaments and Habitat for Humanity, among others.

Donations can be sent to:

Knights of Columbus Council #14045

P.O. Box 3673

Dillon, CO 80435

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