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Meet Your Forest: Two great FDRD events to support our forest

Jasmine Hupcey
Meet Your Forest
The second installment of the 10th Mountain Division Movie Trilogy, presented by Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, will include a question and answer session with Dick Over, a 10th Mountain Division warrant officer.
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If you go

What: “Climb to Glory: Legacy of the 10th Mountain Ski Troopers,” with special guest Dick Over, 10th Mountain Division warrant officer

When: 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21

Where: Dillon Community Church, 371 La Bonte Street, Dillon

Cost: $15 at the door

What: Elks Fundraiser Breakfast

When: 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Feb. 22

Where: Summit County Elks Lodge No. 2561, 1321 Blue River Parkway, Silverthorne

Cost: $10 in advance, $12 at the door; $5 at the door 12 and younger

More information: Visit http://www.fdrd.org

I’m sure that many of us when skiing and riding in Summit and Lake counties think of the brave men and women of the 10th Mountain Division and their contributions to what would one day become the heart of our economy.

It’s hard to find a ski area that roots are not from the same tree — John Linchfield’s efforts developed the small mining town of Aspen; Pete Seibert, Bob Parker and Sarge Brown founded and operated Vail; Chuck Lewis opened Copper Mountain. All are testaments to these dedicated solders’ love for the High Rockies.

This year, Friends of the Dillon Ranger District is honoring the men and women of the 10th Mountain Division by holding a three-night movie trilogy event. Our first movie, “The Last Ridge,” was a great success thanks to Chuck Kaufman, great Friends of the Dillon Ranger District volunteers and all of the attendees. The Dillon Community Church was instrumental in making it all happen.

Movie Trilogy

On Saturday, Feb. 21, FDRD is showing the second installment of the trilogy: Part II “Climb to Glory: Legacy of the 10th Mountain Ski Troopers,” a reenactment at Camp Hale by Warren Miller Films.

The movie pays tribute to the 10th Mountain Division’s vision and is filled with history and skiing. The movie covers why, when and how the 10th was created. We will also hold another Q&A sesssion with Dick Over, a 10th Mountain Division warrant officer, and other veterans to lead us in songs from the 10th; they loved to sing.

The night will fill up quickly because of the subject’s popularity. And mark your calendars for the night of Saturday, March 14, for Part III: “Fire on the Mountain” at the same time and place.

The 10th Mountain Division will gather at Ski Cooper, Friday, Feb. 20, to honor the men and women who gave their lives during training and fighting for our country’s freedoms.

Anyone is welcome to attend (with a lift ticket), and you, too, could ride the slopes with the 10th!

Elks Fundraiser Breakfast

Join us at the Elks Lodge, Sunday, Feb. 22, for an all-you-can-eat breakfast to fund FDRD’s summer programming. Purchase tickets ahead of time at the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District office or from Summit County Elks and FDRD members. Or get them at our new Friends of the Dillon Ranger District Store. Jasmine Hupcey is the office and volunteer manager for Friends of the Dillon Ranger District. For more information about these events or to donate to the silent auction for the Elks Fundraiser Breakfast, email jasmine@fdrd.org, call (970) 262-3449 or visit http://www.fdrd.org.


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