Summit County Community Notes: 6-10-2012 |

Summit County Community Notes: 6-10-2012

A Summit County PEO Chapter is again offering geraniums and colorful hanging baskets as a fundraiser to support its scholarship programs. Order in advance and pick up on June 12 at the Farmer’s Korner Neils Lunceford Nursery from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Red, pink and white geraniums in six-inch pots for $15; multi-color 12-inch hanging baskets for $40. Call Shari Caffery at (970) 668-3578 with questions or send check and order to her at PO Box 589, Frisco, CO 80443.

The Summit County Community and Senior Center is offering a program of free and low-cost lunches for individuals age 55 and over. Lunches are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, however “take-out” lunches can be arranged. Coupons for the lunches may be obtained at the following agencies: Community Care Clinic, FIRC, social services and the community and senior center. Some financial need requirements apply to receive the meal coupons. Reservations are required to attend the Tuesday/Thursday lunch. For more info, call (970) 668-2940.

The High Country Conservation Center is looking for volunteers for this year’s Frisco BBQ, Thursday through Saturday. Your primary task as a waste-reduction warrior will be to create awareness in folks as they go to “throw away their trash,” to make them stop and recognize that what they have is not just trash and that they’ve just eaten a zero-waste meal! This is a fun, high-paced volunteer opportunity that will help divert waste from the landfill, while raising money to support conservation efforts in Summit County. Check out to learn more.

The Colorado Children’s Campaign and Summit County It’s About Kids team will be hosting a free community forum on children’s health and health care on Thursday from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Summit County Community and Senior Center. A light supper will be served. The forum features a discussion of the recently released Kids Count data for Summit County as well as focused consideration of access to health care and childhood obesity in our community. All are welcome and urged to come with experiences and good ideas to address these problems. To help us plan for food, RSVP to Monica at (970) 668-9160.

Joining Silvana’s Community Gardens in Silverthorne is a great way to stay involved in the community and to meet new people and learn more about gardening. There are still garden plots available. If interested, contact Michelle at:

Summit Nordic Ski Club currently has 18 kids ranging from 12-19 training over the summer. Nordic skiers also compete in mountain biking, trail running, track and soccer. At Summit High School, our skiers often rank in the top of these teams.

SNSC head coach Joe Howdeyshell states “we set goals and monitor these throughout the summer for progress. Those that train over the summer enter fall sports with a competitive advantage.” The summer program participants are also encouraged to race in the Mountain Bike Junior League and the Summit Trail Running Series. Contact Howdeyshell at (307) 349-0713 or visit

The sixth annual Breckenridge Outhouse Races will take place at 2 p.m. on June 17 and teams are invited to register for free. Competitors can push or pull their way to the finish line for a chance to win cash, beer and merchandise.

– Gold Throne – $500; Silver Moon – $300; Bronze Bucket – $200; People’s Choice Golden Plunger – $100

The registration deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday. Visit to register and download a complete copy of the rules and regulations.

On Tuesday, join Friends of the Dillon Ranger District and Go-Lite at the Salt Lick Trailhead for an evening of trail work and fun. Volunteers will meet at the trailhead from 5:30-8 pm. All volunteers will receive a free water bottle from Go-Lite and each volunteer attending all three events will have the opportunity to win a GoLite Jam 35L pack! Additional projects will occur at this location on July 17 and Aug. 14. For more info, and to register, visit

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