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Summit County: Community Notes

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Throughout 2010 and 2011, dozens of community members and businesses donated their time, energy and money to help bring Engine No. 9 back to Summit County, where the locomotive once pulled trains carrying food, mail and passengers for 54 years. The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance now needs help creating ceramic tiles to decorate the Engine No. 9 donor wall at the Rotary Snowplow Park. Children of all ages are invited to take part in a free workshop to decorate tiles with train themes in celebration of the homecoming of Engine No. 9. During the workshop, kids will learn all about the history of the railroad through photos, stories and artifacts. This free workshop is set for Wednesday from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Fuqua Livery Stable in the Breckenridge Arts District (110 E. Washington Ave.). A snack will be provided. RSVP to Larissa O’Neil at larissa@breckheritage.com or (970) 453-9767 x101. Space is limited!

Ruth Hendricks has been named as the leader for post-confirmation youth and will be commissioned on Sunday. The goal of the position is to provide greater continuity to the senior youth and increased level of participation. “This has been a missing link in our youth ministry so we are thrilled to have Ruth join our staff,” remarked Pastor Joe Holub.Hendricks attended North Park University in Chicago, Ill., and studied youth ministry and Spanish. She served as director of youth ministries at The Woodlands Community Presbyterian Church in Texas for three years. She is employed by Keystone in property management and is married, having recently celebrated her first wedding anniversary to Kyle Hendricks.

Nationally renowned nature photographer John Fielder will host a photography workshop on Sept. 20 at his home in Silverthorne. This event will include personal instruction in nature landscape photography and technique, as well as dinner prepared by Doug Schwartz, chef at the CMC Culinary School. The cost is $250/person, with all proceeds going to Domus Pacis Family Respite. The mission of Domus Pacis is to provide families impacted by cancer a week of respite and peace in Summit County’s High Country. For additional info or to reserve a space, call Vince at (970) 547-4745. Space is limited, so call early.

The Family & Intercultural Resource Center is offering two six-session parenting classes starting the week of Sept. 19, Active Parenting Now for parents of children 4-12 and Active Parenting of Teens. Active Parenting Now, for parents of children ages 4-12 will be Mondays, Sept. 19-Oct. 24 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Frisco Elementary. The cost is $48 per person/$72 per couple and includes dinner and childcare. Topics will cover improving communication with your children, teaching responsibility, defusing power struggles and more. Active Parenting of Teens, for parents of ‘tweens and teens will be held Thursdays, Sept. 22-Oct. 27 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Summit Middle School. Cost is $48 per person/$72 per couple and includes dinner. Topics covered will include skills for clear, honest communication, strategies to prevent risky behavior, how to be an encouraging parent and insight into teens online, bullying and depression. To sign up for either class, contact Molly at (970) 262-3888 ext. 330 or email mollyh@summitfirc.org or visit summitfirc.org for more info.

The Summit Foundation is seeking volunteers for the annual Summit County Parade of Homes. The event takes place on Sept. 17-18, and Sept. 24-25. Portions of parade entry fees benefit The Summit Foundation. Volunteer shifts will be about 2.5 hours long and in exchange for your time, volunteers receive free entry on all four days. Volunteers will be responsible for handing out entry bracelets at parade homes to guests that have purchased tickets. Shifts are available at homes in Breckenridge, Frisco, Silverthorne and Dillon. Call Chris Runyon or Jennifer Stein at The Summit Foundation at (970) 453-5970, if you would like to sign up for a shift and see some fantastic homes.


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