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Summit shows spirit in run for cancer

Daily News staff reports

Welcome to Community Notes, where the Summit Daily offers a brief wrapup of happenings in and around Summit County. If you would like something mentioned in this space, send a description to

calendar@summitdaily.com or fax (970) 668-0755.

Last weekend’s first annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life at Summit High School raised more than $25,000 for cancer research.

More than 175 volunteers and participants took part in the exhausting 12-hour run/walk.

“Summit County residents really showed their spirit this weekend,” said Casey Kellermann, volunteer chair for the event. “Many cancer survivors showed up to participate as well, which made it very touching and emotional for all of us.”

A thank you goes out to event coordinators Lynne Hudson, Amy Williams, Jim Williams, Brandee Vanderwerf, Frisco Mayor Bob Moscatelli, Leon Littlebird and Shawn Biehl.

To volunteer for next year’s event, call Kellermann at (970) 389-4650.

– Daily News staff report

Ski luncheon coming up

The Summit County Chamber of Commerce will be presenting the Ski Area COO (Chief Operating Officer) Panel Luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 23. Save this date on your calendar. The location will be announced next week.

The COO panel attendance grows each year as more and more people are interested in new developments at the resorts and predictions for the upcoming ski season.

AARP announces “55 Alive’

The American Association of Retired People announces the “55 Alive” mature driving classes will be Sept. 6-7 at the Senior Center in Leadville, located on North 6th Street, from 1-5 p.m. each day.

This is the first time the class has been offered on a weekend.

Successful completion of the course allows participants a chance to save on their insurance.

The cost is $10. Call (719) 486-0192 or (719) 486-1774 to register.

Youth hockey golf fundraiser

Summit County Youth Hockey is holding a golf tournament to raise money for local youth hockey. The tournament will take place Sept. 18 at the Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks. Cost is $500 per foursome. Lunch, gifts and prizes are included. The format will be a four-person scramble. Fax (970) 468-8149 or e-mail

avalanchesc@msn.com or send check to SCYH Golf, C/O Bruce Campbell, P.O. Box 2820, Dillon, CO 80435 to reserve a spot. One-hundred dollar hole sponsorships are also available.

– Daily News staff reports

Volunteers needed to help with Oktoberfest

Volunteers are being sought for the ninth annual Oktoberfest Celebration, Breckenridge’s favorite street party Sept. 20-21.

Shifts are about four hours and involve different duties including beer pouring, beer ticket sales, set-up and break-down assistance, selling merchandise, security assistance and more.

All volunteers will receive a T-shirt and their choice of a free beer or meal. For information, contact Ken Miller at (970) 453-2913, ext. 210.

Homebuyer class set for Sept. 20

The Summit Housing Authority is presenting a free First-Time Homebuyer Class 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 20 in the County Commons near Frisco.

The course covers everything you ever wanted to know about homeownership. Child care and a continental breakfast by Hearthstone Catering are provided.

To register call (970) 453-3557 to give your name, address and a list of children who will participate in child care; or write to Summit Housing Authority, P.O. Box 188, Breckenridge, CO 80424; or e-mail eileenf@co.summit.co.us.


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