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Summit Giving: Summit County Ambulance Service holds blood drive, free first aid classes

Summit County Ambulance Service to sponsor blood drive, free classes

In recognition of National Emergency Medical Services Week, May 17-23, Summit County Ambulance Service is sponsoring a blood drive and providing a free CPR and first aid class to the public. The class includes both CPR and first aid and lasts four hours. It wil be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, May 22 and will take place at the Summit County Community and Senior Center in Frisco. To register, call the Summit County Ambulance Service at (970) 668-5777. The blood drive will take place at the Summit County Community and Senior Center from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, May 21. Walk-ins are welcome, but community members are encouraged to make an appointment online at or by calling (800) 365-0006.

Breckenridge Alpine Garden to hold work session

A work session on Saturday, May 23 from 9 a.m. to noon followed by lunch at Kenosha Steakhouse will welcome new members. This is an ongoing Club project, begun in 2003. Located on the Blue River, the goal is to make the Breckenridge Alpine Garden into a town showplace garden. Work with the town of Breckenridge on this project. They provide the irrigation and gravel from time to time. Just bring some favorite tools and gloves to participate. Coordinators: Marcia Probasco and Terri Belver.

BBQ fundraiser

for the Peak School

The Peak School will be hosting a BBQ fundraiser at the Quandary Grille in Breckenridge. The event is May 21, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 and include BBQ dinner and one adult beverage ticket. The Pinebeetles will be playing bluegrass and there will be a silent auction as well. Please come and join your friends while helping to raise money for the Peak School Tuition Assistance Fund. Tickets are available at the Peak School, 40 W. Main St., Frisco.

Horsing Around Family Fun Day benefits Far View Horse Rescue

Round up the family for the 4th annual Horsing Around Family Fun Day on Sunday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Breckenridge Equestrian Center. Kids and adults of all ages will enjoy a western BBQ, crafts, decorating horseshoes, games, music, pony/horse rides, carriage rides, silent auction and gymkhana horse games; all to benefit the Far View Horse Rescue. Come hungry for a delicious western BBQ complete with deluxe hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, drink and dessert for only $8. The Kid’s Fun Pass includes a pony ride, decorating a real horseshoe plus games/activities for only $10. A la carte tickets can be purchased for each activity as well. Great bargains to be had with over 70 silent auction items that will be available to bid on including restaurant gift certificates, spa services, merchandise and more. The annual fundraiser benefits the Far View Horse Rescue, a nonprofit organization located in Fairplay and Breckenridge. For more information about the Far View Horse Rescue or the Horsing Around Family Fun Day event, please visit or call (970) 376-2103. Volunteers are needed to help with the event.

Dialogue Over Dinner

rescheduled for May 27 breakfast

FIRC’s Dialogue Over Dinner for May 13 has been rescheduled to the morning of May 27. Dialogue Over Breakfast will be Wednesday, May 27 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Media Center in the Summit Middle School. We will be discussing social media, cyberbullying and cyber safety. The presenter is Anna Gisetti from the Colorado School Safety Resource Center. The event is free and includes breakfast and childcare. Please RSVP with Natalia (970) 455-0228. For more information visit

Roots del Mundo

seeks board members

Roots del Mundo, a bilingual hands-on community learning center, is seeking people to serve on its board of directors. The board looks to grow with additional interested and motivated community members. Experience on nonprofit boards and/or experience in fields of education, finance, development or technology, are encouraged to contact or (970) 389-6639 for additional information.

Volunteers needed at bike rodeo

Red, White & Blue Fire Protection District welcomes volunteers to participate in its annual bike rodeos on Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29 at Upper Blue Elementary and Breckenridge Elementary schools. You would assist at various stations where children gain skills and confidence in bicycle maneuvers and safety. To reserve your spot, contact Deputy Fire Marshal Jackie Pike at

Cajun Crawfish Boil benefits NRO

The Climax Molybdenum Company will present the second annual Cajun Crawfish Boil to benefit the National Repertory Orchestra (NRO) on Friday, June 5. The ultimate Bayou experience will kick off at 6 p.m. at the Mountain HOPE Foundation Barn in Breckenridge. Tickets purchased in advance are $30 and include crawfish, all the fixins’ and desert beignets provided by The Lost Cajun, beer from Broken Compass Brewery, drinks provided by the Breckenridge Distillery, wine from the Gold Pan Saloon, tastings from Olive Fusion, shuttle service provided by The Adventure Company and dancing to the Gumbo le Funque band. There will also be a silent auction featuring Vail Resort season passes and tickets to Disneyland. For ticket purchase and questions, please call (970) 453-5825 or visit

4-H F-150 Truck Raffle returns

2015 F-150 4-H Truck Raffle tickets on sale now. Support Summit County 4-H by purchasing $5/each of 5 for $20 tickets at Alpine Bank in Frisco, Dillon, or Copper Mountain. Come check out the 2015 F-150 Super Crew truck on display at Alpine Bank in Dillon the last week in May. New this year: Twice the cash prizes and twice the number of prizes in addition to your chance to win the 2015 F-150 truck, and support local 4-H kids. Drawing to be held on Sept. 26. For more information: or your Summit County 4-H office: (970) 668-4142.

SOS Outreach appoints new executive director

The Board of Directors of SOS Outreach announced the appointment of Seth Ehrlich to executive director of the youth development nonprofit organization. Ehrlich has served at SOS for nearly 10 years, most recently as interim executive director while the executive committee conducted a national search for its new leader. SOS serves 5,000 youth participants every year nationally. The program has seen a 380 percent increase in youth served since 2005. During the recently completed 2014-15 winter season, ski and snowboard participants increased to its highest number in the organization’s 20-year history. Prior to being named interim executive director in the fall of 2014, Ehrlich served as vice president of operations. Ehrlich has a bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College and a master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University. He lives in Edwards, Colorado, with his wife, Jennifer, and their two children.

Free food for qualifying seniors

Commodities Supplemental Food Program available through the Summit County Senior Center, 83 Nancy’s Place, Frisco for seniors 60 and over. At the time of certification/sign-up you must bring: Picture identification, proof of income (no bank statements) and proof of recent address (utility bill mailed within the last 30 days). Income guidelines to qualify: one household member, $1,265; two household members, 1,705; three household members, 2,144; four household members, 2,584; five household members, 3,024; six household members, 3,464; seven household members, 3,904; eight household members, 4,344. For each additional household member add $440. For more information please call Emilie Matthaei (303) 375-5861 or toll-free: (877) 460-8504 ext. 300.

Summer fundraising opportunity available for local nonprofits

The Lake Dillon Amphitheater and Summit Swing Dance will be offering social dances every Tuesday night from 5:30-8:30 p.m. beginning June 16 through Aug. 25. The event will be an opportunity for local nonprofit organizations to raise money for their causes. No admission will be charged, however, donations can be requested and concessions can also be a source of income. All donations and income from concessions will go to the direct benefit of your organization. For more information or to reserve a night, email or call (970) 468-4876.

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