Summit County Community Notes: 12-01-2012 |

Summit County Community Notes: 12-01-2012

Support Friends of the Dillon Ranger District (FDRD) on Colorado Gives Day! On Tuesday, Coloradans will come together again to raise millions of dollars for nonprofits throughout the state. FDRD has set a goal to raise $5,000 in individual contributions in support of our 2013 volunteer project season.

Presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, Colorado Gives Day is a special opportunity to donate to your favorite charities through the website Credit card processing fees are waived for the day, and 100 percent of all donations pledged as part of Colorado Gives Day will go directly to FDRD. Each donation will secure FDRD a percentage of the FirstBank Incentive Fund.

Individuals can schedule a donation between now and Dec. 4th by going to and entering in “Friends of the Dillon Ranger District” into the search box. Detailed information on FDRD and its programs are available on the GivingFirst profile.

FDRD’s volunteers provided over 8,000 hours of service in support of Summit County’s National Forest lands in 2012, and a contribution to FDRD will go directly toward the organization’s 2013 outdoor stewardship efforts including trail improvements, ecological restoration, and community outreach.

If you have any questions about Colorado Gives Day or Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, call Jessica Evett at (970) 262-3449 or at

Volunteers are needed for the 2012 Salvation Army Bell Ringing Campaign through Dec. 23 at the City Markets in Breck and Dillon along with the Safeway and Walmart in Frisco. Shifts are for two hours: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 1-3 and 5-7.

Proceeds from the campaign benefit Summit County individuals/families in need. To volunteer, contact social services at (970) 668-9164, (970) 668-9160 or FIRC at (970) 262-3888 ext. 302. Donations (made payable to Salvation Army) can be made at all locations or mailed to: Summit County Social Services, PO Box 869, Frisco, CO 80443.

Boy Scout Troop 187 in Breckenridge is holding its annual Christmas Tree Sale through Dec. 24 or while supplies last.

Start you holiday season with a fresh, beautiful tree and support your local Boy Scouts. Varieties include Scotch Pine, Concolor Fir and Fraser Fir and are available in sizes ranging from 5-12 feet. Wreaths and tree stands are also available.

Location is again at the Riverwalk Center/Tiger Dredge Lot which is on the corner of Park Avenue and Washington in Breck. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 4-6:30 pm, Friday from 4-7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11a.m. to 6 p.m. This is the troop’s one-and-only fundraiser.

Summit County’s answer to holiday shopping is Summit Unchained, produced by the Summit Independent Business Alliance. Win prizes in independent locally-owned businesses this holiday season. All entries in individual business drawings will also be eligible to win grand prizes. About $6,000 worth of prizes are available to win. Visit and click on Events for the full prize listings.

The Summit-Lake Dillon Optimists Cub will turn 40 this year and our members would like to extend an invitation to attend a dinner to celebrate our years of service to the youth of Summit County. The date is Wednesday and the location is Bonnie Q BBQ at 134 Lake Dillon Drive in Dillon (behind the Lake Dillon Theatre).

A buffet will be served at 6 p.m. and the cost is $16 per person. Reservations are required for this important event and you can contact Mark Nunn at (970) 668-3811 for more info and to reserve a spot.

Team Summit and Adaptive Adventures are hosting a showing of “The Movement.” This film highlights five adaptive skiers and their incredible and inspiring journeys. This is a critically acclaimed movie that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011 and is narrated by Robert Redford and Warren Miller. The movie was directed and produced by Kurt Miller.

It will be premiering at the Silverthorne Pavilion on Wednesday. The film starts at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $30 for adults and $20 for kids and you can buy tickets at the door. For more info, call Team Summit at (970) 968-3080 or go to

St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church will be having a cookie walk on Dec. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Plan on buying your holiday cookies at St. John’s this year!

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