Summit County community notes: 1-3-2012 |

Summit County community notes: 1-3-2012

Step one: Remove any lights, ornaments, tinsel, garland, tree stands and anything else.Step two: Bring your tree to the tree drop-off location in the dirt lot located near the southeast corner of Main Street and Summit Boulevard in Frisco between now and Jan. 26. (The lot is open 24 hours a day.) Step three: Return to dirt lot on Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. and join your friends and neighbors as well as the Summit Nordic Ski Club to watch your tree light up again at the annual Spontaneous Combustion Community Bonfire! Call (970) 668-5276 if you have additional questions.

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 Tuesday. 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 notorious Main Street parade, wacky Ullympic competitions, a new family night, town bonfire and more.

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 info or to schedule tree pickup, email or call (970) 333-9535 with name, complete physical address, phone number and directions no later than Saturday.

Calling all parents! Do you work or want to ski on the weekends and struggle to find affordable childcare? The Breckenridge Recreation Center is offering weekend day care! Each day, your child will enjoy a healthy snack (provided) and activities that are designed to give your child structure and fun to their weekend! Activities will include swimming, climbing, gym games, ice skating, Nordic skiing, arts & crafts and local field trips. Upcoming Mini Camp dates include this Saturday, Jan. 12 & 19. For more info and to register you can go to or call (970) 453-1734.

The 2013 Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships is seeking enthusiastic people who love the championships and want to volunteer. Volunteer opportunities are available from Jan. 15 through Feb. 3. Some of the volunteer opportunities include snow stompers, lounge attendants, technical assistants, meal servers and People’s Choice Vote Collectors. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for the championship, contact Heather Bridges at (970) 453-3187×3 or

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