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Summit County: Community Notes

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With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 coming up, the Summit Daily is looking for thoughts from our readers about their recollections of that day, what impacts it had on your life (or the lives of relatives, friends, etc.). Send your thoughts to if you’d like to have yours included in our roundup.

The Summit Foundation is seeking volunteers to help at our annual Great Rubber Duck Race. We are looking for middle school students, high school students and adults who want to have fun, help the community and gain some community service hours. Positions are available selling ducks the last week of August, helping with the race on Saturday and with sorting ducks and getting them back in their homes on Sunday. We are also searching for seamsters and seamstresses to work on duck costumes. Call Chris Runyon at The Summit Foundation at (970) 453-5970 or email, if you are interested in getting your quack on!

Summit Greens will be selling fresh mixed greens, saut greens, culinary herbs and hanging herb baskets on Mondays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Dillon Thrift and Treasure; Wednesdays from noon to 2 p.m. at the Summit County Community and Senior Center in Frisco and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p. m. at the Dillon Farmers Market. All sales will go until the last week in September. Proceeds will go to sustain the greenhouses and sustainable food programs. Contact for more info. Order greens online at summit

The fourth annual Beetlefest will carve its way on to Frisco’s Main Street on Sept. 10, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Join us for lumberjack shows, live music, the 4k Beetle Stomp Fun Run, a bug petting zoo, Slug Bug and more! Come and enjoy beer and food booths plus unique crafts, displays and products from forests devastated by the mountain pine beetle. The event benefits Friends of the Dillon Ranger District. Volunteers are needed for this exciting and zany festival. All volunteers will receive a free T-shirt. Contact Gail Culp at (970) 376-1008, or email to sign-up.

Join the Family & Intercultural Resource Center for its premier fundraiser at The Hearthstone Restaurant on Sept. 15. This year will feature a five-course meal paired with wines from ZD Winery of Napa. The evening will begin at 6 with a silent auction and followed by dinner. The Grand Lodge on Peak 7 is matching up to $4,000 in direct program donations to FIRC given throughout the night. This is the 18th annual Wine Dinner for the Hearthstone where they generously donate 100 percent of ticket sales to the nonprofit benefiting. Tickets are $100. Contact FIRC at (970) 262-3888 ext. 306 or The Hearthstone at (970) 453-1148 to reserve your space. Complete details are available at

Summit Huts Association is looking for volunteers to help out this summer and fall with projects at Janet’s Cabin, Section House and Ken’s Cabin. Volunteers receive a certificate good for one night in the Hutmasters’ Quarters of any Summit hut for each day volunteered. Scheduled dates, locations and projects are: Sept. 10 & 11 – Janet’s CabinPreparation for winter season – heli re-supply, preseason cleanup, firewood stacking, loading and unloading nets. Volunteers needed at staging area (Copper Mountain) and at the cabin. Date is heli and weather dependent (15-20 volunteers).Oct. 1 – Section House and Ken’s CabinPreparation for winter season – scrub down, firewood chopping, hauling and stacking (8-10 volunteers). Space on all volunteer days is limited and you need to sign up in advance. If you would like to sign up for any of the volunteer days, have questions or would like more info, visit, email or call (970) 453-8583.

The Spirit of Dance in Fairplay is accepting open enrollment for the dance season running from September through May, with a recital in May. We offer various ballet, jazz, hip hop, preschool, and mommy & me classes. Visit or call (970) 389-1915 for more info or to enroll.

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