Summit County Community Notes: 1-2-13 |

Summit County Community Notes: 1-2-13

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Horse Cents Thrift Store is pleased to announce that starting today, Wednesdays will be added to the store’s regularly scheduled hours of Thursday, Friday and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Located on Warren Avenue in the Silverthorne Industrial Park, across the street from the Comcast building, Horse Cents will also expand its showroom floor later this month in order to feature more furniture pieces and specialty items. Watch for details on next week’s sale celebrating the store’s first anniversary.

Parade float entries are now being accepted for the 50th anniversary Ullr Fest parade to take place Jan. 10 at 4:30 p.m. Entry is free and winners receive cash – $1,000 for first, $300 for second and $200 for third – Bud Light prizes and more. Community members are encouraged to show their creativity, as a new Travel Channel show, “Edge of America” will shoot the parade and other Ullr Fest activities. Float submissions are due by Jan. 8. Email with questions or to submit.

Each winter, snow-worshippers don Viking horns and line the streets of Breckenridge to pay homage to Ullr, the Norse god of snow. The 50th annual celebration, Jan. 6-12, gives thanks for snow with a parade, wacky Ullympic competitions, a new family night, town bonfire and more.

Would you like to be a positive influence in a teenager’s life? Pre-collegiate is looking for mentors for their middle school program. A commitment of (the first Monday of the month) for a total of 2 hours (3-5 p.m). Interested? Contact Mary Lockard

For the fifth year, Summit County Boy Scout Troop 188 will be offering a Christmas Tree Recycling Service Saturday and Sunday. Troop 188 will be picking up Christmas trees from your home and taking them to a recycling center. No needles, no mess! Suggested donation: $10; 100 percent of your donation will be used to support equipment purchases and scouting activities. For more information or to schedule tree pickup, email or call (970) 333-9535 with name, complete physical address, phone number and directions no later than Saturday.

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