Summit County Community Notes 2-21-13 |

Summit County Community Notes 2-21-13

Chipotle is giving 50 percent of the total tab to help fourth-graders go to High Trails (a camp) today from 4-8 p.m.

Little Red Schoolhouse is hosting bingo upstairs at Fatty’s every third Thursday of the month. Come have fun and win money from 6-8 p.m., doors open to the first 65 people that arrive, so don’t be late!

High Country Conservation Center is looking for community garden leaders to join the 2013 Garden Steering Committees for both The Living Classroom (Frisco) and Breckenridge Community Gardens. Committee members will help plan and coordinate community garden programs and projects. You do not need to be a community garden plot holder to participate. All community members are welcome! Future plot holders can also complete required volunteer hours by serving on the committee. Contact Jen Santry if you are interested in participating at Visit for more info about HC3’s community gardens.

Summit School District is taking applications for preschool for the 2013-2014 school year. Applications may be downloaded from the district’s website ( Children must be 3 or 4 years old by Oct. 1 to apply. Applications are accepted year-round. Applications turned in by March 15 will be considered for the first round of enrollment. Call Beth O’Riley at (970) 368-1022 if you have further questions.

No more than three weeks ago a house fire in Montezuma left Michelle Farrell and DJ Keller with nothing more than the clothes on their backs. Since then the way that the local community has come together, has been nothing short of amazing. The fundraiser we held here at Dos Locos recently was a huge success and a ton of fun. The amount of people and local businesses that have come together to help has really shown that when times are tough this community is capable of anything. I know how much the outreach of support means to Michelle and DJ. We would like to thank everyone for taking such great care of two amazing people. It is times like this that I am thankful for being surrounded by so many good people in a community that truly takes care of our own. If anyone is still looking for ways to contribute an account under the name of the ‘Dennis Keller Fund’ has been set up at Alpine Bank or you can drop off donations at Dos Locos in Keystone.Thank you again for all your help.

Open Arms Childcare and Preschool has a limited number of openings in both the infant and preschool rooms. We are Christ-centered and provide learning opportunities for infant through preschool-aged children. Parents are welcome to visit our center, located within Christ Lutheran Church at 16072 Highway 9 Farmer’s Korner. For more info, call (970) 237-3229, visit, or follow us on Facebook.

There is still time to sign your kids up for the Winter Vacation Sensation during Summit School District’s winter break. The sensation is an exciting and adventurous way for your kids to spend the no-school days! Spots are still open for the following dates: Monday through March 1 and April 15-19. Children ages 5-12 may participate in the camp for $40 per day for Frisco residents and $45 per day for non-Frisco residents. The camp runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with drop-off from 8-8:45 a.m. and pick-up from 4:30-5 p.m. at the Community Center on 3rd Avenue in downtown Frisco. There will not be an early drop-off or late pick-up option for any child in this program. Registration is available online at or in person at the Frisco Day Lodge. The program is a state-licensed program for children ages 5-12. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For additional information, contact Linsey Kach at (970) 668-9133 or email

Help our community and pay off your library late fees through this year’s Food for Fines event. With the continued economic challenges, many people are turning to our local food bank for help feeding their families and providing necessities. To help meet the demand, the Summit County Libraries will collect food and other items in place of monetary fines for overdue library materials, through Sunday. According to the Family & Intercultural Resource Center, items specifically requested are: > Diapers and/or wipes> Rice > Pasta> Canned tuna> Canned fruit> Black and pinto beans> Pasta sauce> Cereal> Granola and protein bars> Toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant)Only these requested by FIRC will be accepted at this time. Note that food cannot be used in payment for lost library materials. Share your love to help our community this year, and gain a clean slate with the library and no fines. For more info, call the main library at (970) 668-5555; visit or simply come by any of our locations in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.

Do you or anyone you know commute from Summit County to Denver? Are you interested in carpooling? I would like to start a van pool and save money and wear and tear on my vehicle. Find more information at or call (303) 458-7665.

Softball is around the corner. Please go to to read the Welcome Letter and Intent to Field form. Online registration will be available next week for credit card payers.

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