Summit County giving news: FIRC fashion show tickets on sale |

Summit County giving news: FIRC fashion show tickets on sale

Lynn Skull models as Cruella DeVil in the 101 Dalmatians set for last year's FIRC Fashion Show. The event raised $76,000.
Arthur Balluff / Special to the Daily |

Summit County Animal Shelter seeks volunteers

The Summit County Animal Shelter is seeking volunteers for their County Animal Response Team (CART). The purpose of the team is to respond to emergencies or disasters in Summit County. The team’s role is to evacuate pets and livestock from evacuated areas. The team also is responsible for setting up a co-shelter for displaced people’s pets, operating a livestock shelter and manning the animal evacuation hotline.

The team has been training together for the past 6 years. Each year they conduct an exercise, ranging from small-scale exercises including animal handling skills to large-scale ones such as participating in countywide wildfire exercises. The exercises usually take 3-6 hours. This year’s exercise is planned for June.

Please contact Lesley Hall at or (970) 668-4191.

FIRC fashion show tickets on sale

The fifth annual FIRC Fashion Show will be Saturday, June 25 at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge. Tickets are $75 and include a fun-filled evening of fashion, dinner from Food Hedz.

This year’s theme will be “a year of celebrations,” as sets will feature fashions of your favorite events and holidays. Join the Family and Intercultural Resource Center for one of the premier fundraisers in Summit County and help them reach their goal of $100,000 to support FIRC’s emergency assistance and parenting education programs.

Tickets are $75 per person or $750 for a table of 10. Each ticket includes dinner by Food Hedz and an exciting runway fashion show.

The FIRC would like to thank the Summit County Government for their support of this event. Please contact Anita at (970) 455-0223 or email

Summit student collects change for UNICEF

Summit High School student Victoria Hebert is partnering with Alpine Bank to conduct a foreign coin drive for UNICEF. Spare change of any currency may be dropped at local Alpine Bank locations, as well as at Summit County elementary, middle and high schools.

Hebert came up with the idea after she saw a collection jar at the airport for UNICEF’s Change for Good program, which uses the change to reduce preventable childhood deaths. She plans to keep the program running until she leaves for college, and hopes it will continue in the community.

“Hopefully over time, we’ll collect enough change to make a significant impact,” Hebert said.

—Compiled by Elise Reuter

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