Summit County Community Notes 6-12-12 |

Summit County Community Notes 6-12-12

Daily News staff reports

Tonight, join Friends of the Dillon Ranger District and Go-Lite at the Salt Lick Trailhead for an evening of trailwork and fun. Volunteers will meet at the trailhead from 5:30-8. 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

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, fast-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.

Organizers of the Frisco BBQ Challenge, set for Friday and Saturday, are looking for help with selling tickets and in other areas. Contact Judy Amico at (970) 668-0691 or sign up at

The Summit Independent Business Alliance is looking for volunteers to help sell merchandise at the “Country Store” at the annual Colorado BBQ Challenge in Frisco Friday and Saturday. Shifts run three hours and you get a T-shirt and BBQ bucks. Email

We are looking for volunteer cooks, chefs, nutritionists and dieticians to serve as volunteer co-instructors for our nutrition and cooking classes. Both English and Spanish-speaking volunteers are needed. Teach low-income local families and individuals how to prepare healthy snacks and meals for themselves and their families on a budget. The curriculum comes from Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters ( for whom FIRC is a satellite partner. The classes are generally one night a week for six weeks. Volunteers work with a co-instructor and lead a group of students through discussion and meal preparation during each class. Here’s a chance to share your expertise and help local families and individuals feed their families healthy meals on a budget while having a great time! Contact Rob at FIRC (970) 262-3888 x 322 or robertm for more information.

Have you ever wondered how to set your grant application apart from others? What are the key elements to a great vs a good proposal? Using the Colorado Common Grant application as a guide, this month’s “Souper Series” workshop, a joint venture with The Summit Foundation and Kaleidoscope Concepts, features the key elements to writing a great grant. The workshop is Friday, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Seating is limited so RSVP. Part 2 of the series will be July 13 and will cover researching grant funding for your program, building strategic alliances to leverage opportunities and enhancing your programs to be funding-worthy without sacrificing your mission. For more info, call Sharon at (970) 485-5056.

The sixth annual Breckenridge Outhouse Races will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday 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.

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

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