Summit County Community Notes: 1-30-13 |

Summit County Community Notes: 1-30-13

The Keystone Science School is currently in the process of becoming a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. In order to continue on in its current site, the school plans to purchase the land from The Keystone Center. Due to the center’s need to meet certain obligations within the first and second quarters of 2013, the school needs to raise $2.5 million to buy the land by Thursday.

Currently, the school serves more than 5,000 students and several hundred teachers each year. Throughout the year, school programs give students the opportunity to learn more about the environment and methods of scientific inquiry. The goal is to teach students to develop critical thinking skills in a natural outdoor setting.

Please consider being a part of preserving the school’s legacy. Contact KSS’s executive director, Ellen Reid, or Development Associate Liz Trower,, to provide your support or to get more information. Or visit to read the Campaign for KSS Case Statement and Frequently Asked Questions. Donations can also be made online via the website.

Please join family and friends in a Celebration of Life for Karen Crawford. We will gather at Tuscato’s on Saturday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. This will be a time to share stories, hugs and a couple of tears for and about our wonderful friend Karen.

Be part of the only Mardi Gras parade in Summit County on Feb. 12, and win cash prizes for creative floats. First place: $500; second place: $300; third place: $200. For more information, email Be a part of the Mardi Gras celebration in Breck.

As an Ice Princess candidate, you are asked to collect as many votes for yourself as possible. For a valid vote you need $1 for every vote. The Ice Princess candidate with the most money (most votes) will be crowned the 2013 Summit County Rotary Ice Princess.

Ice Princess candidates are nominated by local residents, Rotarians or themselves. The Rotary Ice Princess Committee will select six candidates.

Submit a picture and short bio (maximum 200 words about why you would like to be an Ice Princess candidate ) to Ann Morrison Clement at Contact Ann if you have any questions about being an Ice Princess candidate.

Applicants must be 18 years old or older, live in Summit County or own a business in Summit County, be willing to attend Ice Melt and community events and be recognized in the community as a participant.

Summit Habitat for Humanity will be hosting open houses on Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. and Feb. 9 at 3:30 p.m. These meeting will be held at the Buffalo Mountain Room, County Commons – Frisco.

The public is invited to these meetings to see the proposed plans for the single- family house currently scheduled to begin this spring. Information on purchasing a Habitat house and requirements for becoming a Habitat Partner Family will be discussed. There will be an opportunity to ask questions, pick up an application and add your name to the growing list of volunteers.

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