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Summit Giving: South Park City celebrates History Days

South Park City celebrates History Days

The South Park City History Days, on Aug. 9 and 10, is annual all-day event to visit a restored 1870s mining town with cowboys, bank/railroad robberies, humorous western skits, miners, mountain men and townspeople dressed in 1870s costumes. This special event offers fun for the entire family, while learning about life during Colorado’s early times. South Park City, in Fairplay, has over 40 restored historical buildings and more than 60,000 artifacts. See an old train, wagons, a bank, drugstore, general store, saloon, court house, blacksmith shop, doctor’s office, dentist office, barber shop, stagecoach inn, pioneer homes, mining exhibits and much more. South Park City is a nonprofit Historical Foundation. Admission price for adults is only $10, for seniors $8, and for children 6-12 $4.

Register for the Circle the Summit Bike Ride

Register at or in person, at Wilderness Sports, 400 Main St., Frisco on Aug. 14 or 15, from noon to 5 p.m. Ride like the pros in the USA Pro Challenge and test your skills in beautiful Summit County. Proceeds support and enhance cycling and recpaths in Summit County and local youth riding programs. Presented by Summit Biking and Avalanche Physical Therapy. Sponsored by Arapahoe Café and Pub, Vail Summit Orthopedics and the Town of Frisco. Start/Finish: Main Street, Frisco, barbecue and entertainment at the finish. Four rides — 21, 45, 60,100.

Find discounts at the Senior Gigantic Rummage Sale

The Annual Summit Senior Rummage Sale and Silent Auction is happening Aug. 15-17. Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to noon, offering deep discounts and $2 a bag section. It will take place at the Summit Community & Senior Center, 83 Nancy’s Place, Frisco. For more information, call (970) 668-2940. The rummage sale begins with a pre-sale event on Aug. 14. Admission is $10 for ages 11 and up and $5 for under 11. Get first pick of the best rummage sale in Summit County. Silent auction opens at 5 p.m. Thursday and closes Saturday at 4 p.m. Proceeds from this event fund programs that benefit seniors in Summit County.

Donations sought for the Senior Rummage Sale and Silent Auction

The Summit Senior Annual Rummage Sale and Silent Auction benefiting programs that support Summit County Seniors is coming up next weekend. Accepting clean and in good condition: furniture, housewares, sporting goods, clothing. Unable to accept TV or computer CRTS, mattresses, large appliances or Christmas trees. Also seeking items of value for silent auction. Donations accepted Tuesday and Wednesday Aug. 12 and 13, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Summit Community & Senior Center, 83 Nancy’s Place, Frisco. For more information (970) 668-2940.

Bring old electronics to Electronics Recycling Event

The 7th Annual Electronics Recycling Event for the Community will be held on Friday, Aug. 8, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Summit High School, Breckenridge. Bring your old electronics to the parking lot at Summit High School. Look for the MeTech truck. Pay a small fee to recycle responsibly (cash, checks or credit cards). Ten percent of proceeds benefit Summit High School.

Summit Historical Society fundraiser

Be sure to mark your calendar for the Summit Historical Society’s fundraiser on Monday, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. Rick Hague will lead a very special and unique tour of the Washington Mine south of Breckenridge. Following the tour, participants will enjoy a miner’s meal complete with pasty and other goodies. The cost is $25 for SHS members and $35 for non-members ($10 can go toward the cost of a membership). Reservations are required by Aug. 14 for this fundraising event. Call Christy Nelson at (970) 468-2207 to reserve your spot. Directions to the Washington Mine are available.

Summit County Garden Tour is seeking gardens

After a very successful 2014 Summit County Garden Tour we are now looking for gardens for the 2015 tour. We will be featuring gardens in the Dillon, Silverthorne, Frisco and Keystone areas. If you would like to submit your garden to be considered for next year’s tour please email Lynn Horstmann at or Marcia Probasco at with a detailed description and pictures, if possible, of the garden. We will be making our selection by Sept. 1. We would like to thank all the gardeners for this year’s tour and thank the Summit County community for their support.

Local Boy Scout seeks volunteers for archery range improvements

Local Scout Zach Elsass is seeking volunteers to participate in a workday at the Summit County Archery Range. For his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project, Elsass is planning, coordinating and implementing improvements that will enhance the archery experience for all ages. Improvements will include seven new target stands at ranges of 20 to 70 yards. A volunteer day will take place from 9 a.m. to about 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 9, at the range, located on Cemetery Road in Dillon. Volunteers will help with target installation and range cleanup. Tools, safety equipment, refreshments and lunch will be provided. For more info, contact Zach Elsass at

Theobald Award reception

The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance will present the third annual Theobald Award on Tuesday, Aug. 5, to honor outstanding contributions to the preservation of Breckenridge’s history. The reception will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Barney Ford House Museum Lawn (award presentation at 5:30 p.m.) Complimentary refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to the public. For more info, call (970) 453-9767 x2.

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