Summit County community notes, 6-01-2011 |

Summit County community notes, 6-01-2011

Yes, it’s springtime in the Rockies and time to clean out your closets, garage, etc. Are you looking for a nonprofit agency to donate all of those sporting goods, household items, clothing, antiques, appliances, books, etc.? For early pickup, contact Mike Kramer at (970) 468-6566 or Amy Raymond at (970) 368-1123. Otherwise, you may bring your clean/useable donations to Our Lady of Peace Church, 19 Straight Creek Dr., Dillon, on June 23, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Your tax-deductible monetary donation will also help to defray our expenses. Consider helping those in need in Summit.

Tom Dickey is retiring after 22 years of coaching and teaching in Summit County. Join him for a farewell party on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. at Byron Walter Park in Frisco.

The 5th Annual “Cowboy Ball” is Saturday, June 4 at Copper Mountain Conference Center from 7-11 p.m. with live entertainment by Walker Williams and his band and line dancing with Michael “Tex” DeGarie. There will be a fabulous silent auction, appetizers and a cash bar. Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 at the door. For tickets and more info, call Betsy Dobbs at (970) 547-5334 or email It is a benefit for Summit in Honduras.

Want to win $10,000? Breckenridge Montessori is hosting its first Cash Party on June 4 with a chance of winning $10,000. At the event, we will pull tickets out of a bin, and every 10th ticket will be given an amazing prize. The last ticket pulled out will win $10,000! Only 300 tickets will be sold. The Pine Beatles will be playing live. Tickets are only $100 and admit two to the event which includes dinner. Some of our prizes include: two Epic season passes, an A-Basin season pass, round of golf for four, restaurant gift certificates (Hearthstone, Briar Rose, Blue River Bistro, Mountain Flying Fish, Relish), spa services, Breckenridge recreation adult 25 punch pass, rafting, wine tasting and a one-week condo rental. You do not need to be present to win. For more info or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.breckenridge or call (970) 547-7661.

The Summit Lake Dillon Optimist Club is having its annual golf tournament fundraiser on June 20, at the River Course in Keystone. Tournament fees are $125 per golfer and include cart, driving range usage, box lunch and a gift bag. Come for a fun day of golf and help support our local club so we can support Summit County’s youth. Put a team together, sponsor a hole or advertise your business by donating a silent auction gift. Registration starts at 11 a.m. and tee off is 1:30 p.m. and a silent auction will follow. Call Mark Nunn at (970) 668-3811 or RJ Gildea at (970) 468-7250 for more info.

Would you enjoy sharing your “gift of music” with St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, located at 100 South French St., in Breckenridge? If so, we need vocalists for our choir, which will be rehearsing on Sundays at 9:45 a.m. in preparation to sing at the 10:30 services each week. If you play an instrument or have any questions, call Jeanie Dedrick Kramer at (970) 468-6566 for info.

The Family and Intercultural Resource Center is looking for community members willing to be volunteers with other-than-English language skills, to be shared with schools and community agencies as a resource for events, activities, conferences, etc. We’d like to include volunteers able to serve as interpreters/translators for Spanish, French, Polish, Czech or any other language spoken in Summit. Contact Rob Murphy at (970) 262-3888 x 322, or

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