Summit County Notes: 6-25-13 |

Summit County Notes: 6-25-13

Get the music in you

Kids are in for a special treat at the South Branch Library! We have a musical celebration with the theme “I’ve Got the Music in Me!” for our Summer Reading Program. Today at 11 a.m., local musician Randall McKinnon will be performing his fresh blend of folk, country and rock music for the kids. And on Wednesday at 11 a.m., we will enjoy a visit from several of the visiting National Repertory Orchestra members. The special shows are free to the public, and are guaranteed to get your toes a-tapping! Contact: Joyce Dierauer at or at (970) 668-5555.

Volunteers need for Breck’s Firecracker 50

Volunteers needed for the Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race. Be a part of Summit County’s premier mountain bike event! The 12th annual Firecracker 50 will again be held on July 4th, 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 Breckenridge. Volunteers are needed in the evenings of the three days leading up to the race, as well as throughout the day on July 4th, 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 clean up. 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 most shifts. This is an excellent, fun opportunity to get involved with an outstanding local event, and Summit school students can earn volunteer hours for next year! For more information please contact Jim at or 970-406-8394.

Independence Day in Breck

Be a part of this year’s Independence Day festivities in Breckenridge. Register your float by Tuesday, July 2nd by 5 p.m. for the Emcee to announce your float as it goes by the Grand Stands. The Breckenridge 4th of July Parade starts at 10 a.m. on Main St. in Breckenridge and parade lineup begins at 9 a.m. For more info, go to and you can either register online or print out a registration form or call 970.453.5055 for more info. The parade is FREE to enter and we look forward to seeing you there!

Far View Horse Rescue benefit

Grab your boots, chaps and cowboys hats and getty-up on over to Carter Park on Saturday, for a rip-roaring good time. Enjoy a western barbecue, painting horseshoes, games, music, pony rides and silent auction, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., all to benefit the Far View Horse Rescue. The barbecue — deluxe hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, baked beans, watermelon, drink and dessert — is only $7 in advance or $8 day of event. Advance barbecue tickets can be purchased on-line at The young ones will enjoy a Kid’s Fun Pass, which includes a pony ride, decorating a real horseshoe, plus games/activities for only $10. A la Carte tickets can be purchased for each activity as well. Far View Horse Rescue is a nonprofit organization located in Fairplay and Breckenridge. The organization’s mission is to provide shelter, care, rehabilitation and adoption services for abused, neglected and abandoned horses. FVHR is also committed to reducing the number of unwanted horses by providing Summit and Park counties with resources through equine education, information and referral services.

Budgeting class Wednesday

Take Control of Your Money: Basic Household Budgeting Class will be offered by FIRC and Dillon Community Church Wednesday, June 26 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Dillon Community Church. Learn Tools, Tips and Resources for making a monthly household budget. Class is Free. RSVP with Bethany at 970-455-0225 or email BethanyH@summitfirc.

Estate planning seminar

A program discussing wills and trusts in estate planning will be presented by estate planning attorney Stewart Fleisher at the Summit County Senior Center on Thursday at 2 p.m. Topics will include how to protect a special-needs child, a spendthrift child and a child in a bad marriage. This 90-minute program will include time for questions and answers. There is no charge, but reservations are requested, (303) 488-9888, as space is limited.

Adopt-a-Shelter Cat Month

Discounted adoption fees for cats/kittens for the month of June. Summit County Animal Shelter, 0058 Nancy’s Place, Frisco.

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