Summit County Community Notes: 12-22-2012 |

Summit County Community Notes: 12-22-2012

The FIRC Bag Shop will be open Saturdays until Christmas from 1-4 p.m. in Suite 22 at La Riva Mall in Dillon. Get unique holiday gifts and help the community. All bags are made from donated material by volunteers and 100 percent of sales are donated to the Family & Intercultural Resource Center’s emergency assistance and food bank programs.

Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church present their fifth annual “Candlelight Festival of Lessons and Carols” on Sunday at 6 p.m. at 56 Highway 6 in Dillon. More than ninety years ago in England, the first “Festival Service of Nine Lessons and Carols” was held on Christmas Eve in 1918. It was planned by Eric Milner-White, who at the age of 34 had been appointed Dean of King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, England. A revision of the service was made in 1919, involving rearrangement of the lessons and from that date the service has always begun with the hymn “Once in Royal David’s City.” Some carols have been changed over the years and new ones introduced but the backbone of the service, the lessons and prayers, has remained virtually unchanged. Lord of the Mountains welcome all those whose wish to participate in the special worship experience.

The town of Frisco and the Frisco BBQ Committee are accepting applications for the 2013 BBQ Nonprofit Partnership. Nonprofit organizations with current 501(c)3 status are encouraged to inquire and apply. The BBQ Non-profit Partnership is a great opportunity to fundraise and market your organization. The nonprofit partners selected will have the ability to generate funds based upon the agreed partnership responsibilities; a total of $35,000 is available to be awarded to six Summit County non-profit organizations. Information and applications are also available online at

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.

Boy Scout Troop 187 in Breckenridge is holding its annual Christmas Tree Sale through Monday 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.

The organizers of the 2013 Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships are looking for volunteers. They have opportunities available from Jan. 15 through Feb. 3, indoors and outdoors. If you are interested in volunteering your time, contact Heather Bridges at (970) 453.3187 ext 3 or

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