Silverthorne Elementary School gets a tune up |

Silverthorne Elementary School gets a tune up

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SILVERTHORNE ” Silverthorne Elementary School is set to receive a makeover this Saturday ” Comcast style.

For Comcast Cares Day, up to 30 Comcast employees will work from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to landscape, mulch the playground, clean up litter, sweep debris, paint the interior, organize the media center, build a lamination station and make shelving.

“Comcast selected Silverthorne Elementary School as their project of choice,” said Julie McCluskie, climate and communications coordinator for Summit School District. “We’re very honored.”

Silverthorne Elementary will also receive a monetary donation from Comcast based on the number of staff, parents, students and community members who volunteer too.

“The more volunteers that we’re able to encourage to participate, the more people that show up, the bigger the donation,” McCluskie said. “We’re trying to drive some enthusiasm about the day. We’re hoping that people will turn out for this.”

According to McCluskie, community volunteers should arrive at the school by 9 a.m.

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Volunteers will receive a free T-shirt, breakfast, snacks and lunch for participating. Everyone should wear appropriate work clothes, gloves and bring garden tools or other power tools.

Comcast Cares Day began in 2001, and more than 170,000 volunteers donated one million hours of service to local communities nationwide. Comcast also donated more than $6.6 million in Comcast Foundation grants to local partner organizations.

For more information, call the school at (970) 468-6700.

Caitlin Row can be reached at (970) 668-4633 or at