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Summit Giving Briefs: Guess the date and time for this year’s ice melt contest

Local student Victoria Hebert is partnering with Alpine Bank to offer UNICEF's Change for Good program in Summit County. Spare change of any currency may be dropped in one of the jars at Alpine Bank or at local schools.
Elise Reuter / ereuter@summitdaily.com |

Guess the date and time for this year’s ice melt contest

The Rotary Club of Summit County’s 31st annual Ice Melt Contest is now open for entries. Last year, the device broke through the rapidly-thinning sheet of ice on Lake Dillon on April 20 the second-earliest finish in the fundraiser’s history. Longtime local Kelly Maike won after guessing that the device would sink at 12:30:55 p.m., just seven seconds late of the actual time.

This year, the individual who guesses the closest time and date will bring in a $4,000 prize, with second and third place winning $2,000 and $1,000 respectively. One guess costs $5, five guesses costs $20 and 30 guesses cost $100. Proceeds will go to the Rotary Club of Summit County.

Registration and past times can be found at http://www.summitrotaryevents.com.

Spare 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.

The collection jars are available now, coinciding with spring break for the Summit County School District.

Make a meal for Domus Pacis

Domus Pacis, a local nonprofit providing a respite for individuals diagnosed with cancer, their families and loved ones is seeking volunteers to help prepare meals. Cooking will start on Friday, April 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Summit County Community and Senior Center in Frisco, located at 83 Nancy’s Place.

Domus Pacis provides recipes, ingredients and containers, though donations of ingredients and food storage supplies are accepted. Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes with non-slip soles, and keep hair tied back or covered.

— Compiled by Elise Reuter


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