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Summit County: Community Notes

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The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance will host an afternoon tea at the Barney Ford House Museum on Saturday, from noon to 3 p.m. A $10 donation includes tea, sandwiches, scones and museum admission. Reservations are not required; please arrive anytime between noon and 3. All proceeds benefit museum operations and future exhibits. For additional info, call (970) 453-9767 or visit

he Summit Seniors are taking donations for the 24th annual Gigantic Rummage Sale and Silent Auction which takes place Aug. 11-14 at the Summit Community and Senior Center.

Silent auction items needed are automobiles, boats, fur coats and collectibles. To donate,

contact Evie Lau at (970) 468-2857 or Donations of clean and good condition rummage will be accepted at the center from noon to 5 p.m. on Aug. 9 and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 10. Please don’t leave items prior to those times. Large appliances, large furniture, TVs, computers without monitors, encyclopedias or magazines cannot be accepted.

The event will open with a special pre-sale 5-8 p.m. Aug. 11. A donation of $10 per person will be charged for the pre-sale hours only. All sale proceeds benefit charitable organizations serving seniors in Summit County. To apply for these funds or for more information, call (970) 668-2940.

Do you love BBQ? Are you a competitive cooker, looking to learn what the judges know to improve your own scores? If you want to get involved in the Krystal 93 BBQ at the Summit in Dillon on Aug. 12-13, why not become a certified judge and get to sample some award-winning barbecue? We will be holding a class at the Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge on Aug. 11 from 6-10 p.m. The cost is $75 per person, and it includes a one-year membership to the Kansas City BBQ Society. Once certified, you are eligible to sign up to judge KCBS events all over the country! To sign up, or for more details, contact Michele Knight at

Outward Bound of Leadville is looking for community service projects in either Silverthorne, Frisco or Dillon. For more information, contact Joane Yankovich at (970) 445-8178.

Continental Divide Land Trust is seeking volunteers to help with Easement Stewardship Day on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4-ish p.m. Volunteers are needed to help monitor the conservation easements that CDLT holds. Each year the land trust performs a formal monitoring visit of each of our conservation easement properties, including walking the property boundary, taking photos and notes and making observations of any changes. The morning starts with a brief training session on what is a conservation easement and how to monitor it, then volunteers head out into the field for an actual monitoring visit with a trained Land Steward. Volunteers should expect to spend several hours outside hiking in easy to challenging terrain, depending on the property. The length of the day also depends on the size and location of the property. Lunch is included. Training starts at the County Commons in Frisco. Sign up in advance by contacting CDLT at (970) 453-3875 or For more info, visit

What’s cute and yellow and takes the Blue River by storm in about one month? That’s right, it’s rubber ducky time! The Summit Foundation is searching for volunteers to kick-off our duck sale season. We need responsible folks who are willing to help us sell ducks this weekend on Saturday and Sunday. We have volunteer opportunities in Breck, Frisco and Dillon. If you can’t work the 6th and 7th, don’t worry we are looking for volunteers for the entire month of August. If you are interested in helping The Summit Foundation make more, so we can give more to the community, than contact Jennifer Stein at (970) 453-5970 or by emailing her at

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