Summit County Community Notes 6-29-12

Daily News staff reports

Be a part of Summit County’s premier mountain bike event! The 11th annual Firecracker 50 is July Fourth, kicking off the town of Breckenridge parade on Main Street. The race will feature 750 riders and teams competing over two 25-mile laps in and around Breck. Volunteers are needed in the evenings of the three days leading up to the race, as well as throughout the day on July Fourth, and tear down/clean up on the 5th. We’ll need help preparing and staffing the on-course aid stations, general set up, rider registration, finish line timing and post race cleanup. We will again be striving to make the race a zero-waste event, so volunteers will also be needed to handle the recycling/compost stations at Carter Park on race day. All volunteers will receive an event T-shirt and bike socks and food and drinks are provided for all shifts. Summit school students can earn volunteer hours for next year! For more info, contact Jim at or (970) 406-8394.

Dr. Marc Shiffman will be closing his medical practice to patient visits today. He and his staff are hosting an open house starting at 3 p.m. in Suite 390 of the Medical Office Building in Frisco. Please stop by and share a bite with Marc, Shellie, Sarah, Ana and Kathy.

Discover Frisco’s history with a full day of family fun activities at the annual Founders Day on Saturday. Founders Day provides a little education with a whole lot of interactive fun at the Frisco Historic Park. Come ride on a burro, pan for gold, tour the historic park interactive displays or set out the lawn chair for a day of entertainment. The event starts at 10 a.m. The entertainment lineup includes two theatrical performances by the “Legendary Ladies” at 11 and 1 p.m. Join us for costumed portrayals of the “Unconventional Women of the West,” offering performances by Calamity Jane and Baby Doe Tabor. Listen to their trials and tribulations of living in the West. Discover the hardships and gossip that influenced the power and politics of our growing nation. The fun continues with live performances by the Summit Concert Band, the National Repertory Orchestra and The Woodies. All the music will set the stage for a great afternoon in the park. A full schedule of events is available at the town of Frisco website.

FDRD and Corinthian Hills HOA invite you to participate in Oro Grande Trailwork Day on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. We will meet at the Dillon Cemetery parking lot at 9. Wear appropriate shoes and bring sunscreen, lunch and water. We will be working as a team to repair and improve the trail above Highway 6. Questions, visit http://www.fdrd or call Barb at (970) 468-9525.

The Alliance for Historical Preservation has announced a historic Frisco walking tour for Founders Day, Saturday. The tour will start at 1 p.m. behind the Information Center at Third and Main and go for about an hour. Learn little-known facts about the old mining town while listening to a fascinating costumed guide and visiting many historic buildings off the beaten track. $5 donation. Further info may be obtained at (970) 370-5726 or

The Alliance for Historical Preservation is in dire need of volunteers for the Craft Show we are producing in Frisco. We will donate $2 for every hour worked to your favorite charity if you can find a two-hour shift sometime in those four days. Duties include easy sit-down jobs like cashier at our fruit kabob booth, or more active such as helping with set up and tear down. Show begins July Fourth and runs thru July 6. Set up and layout of booths occurs on July 3. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

PEO Chapter IB of Dillon is offering scholarships to local college women who are in their junior or senior year, pursuing post-graduate degrees or enrolled in their final year of vocational/technical programs. The criteria for a scholarship include a demonstration of academic achievement, commitment to goals, financial need and community involvement. To receive an application or further info, contact Carol at Applications and official transcripts must be received by July 13. PEO is a philanthropic educational organization promoting educational opportunities for women.

Summit County Preschool will be accepting donations to bring down to the fires in Colorado Springs. All donation will be accepted from 7:30-5:30 Monday-Friday until July 13 at the school located at 70 West Main St. (across from the post office). Priority items: new batteries, new underwear and socks, furniture, water jugs, chainsaws and furniture. They are in need of everything from hygiene supplies, sheets, first aid supplies, pots/pans, silverware, school supplies and much more!

Summit Community Care Clinic would like to thank all the volunteers who make our work possible. So many talented and dedicated people give their time and expertise to the clinic to help support our mission, and we and our patients are truly grateful. We have medical providers, clerical help, handymen and research assistants who give their time to SCCC, to name a few. Thanks again to everyone who helps out!

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