Summit Up 9-30-12: Bidding adieu to two friends |

Summit Up 9-30-12: Bidding adieu to two friends

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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that’s bidding adieu to a longtime Summit County couple, Phyllis and Chuck Hugins.

The pair recently moved to California to be closer to their son. What Summit is missing now will never be fully known, but the two were quite the pair and infamous for having a hand in starting many well-known groups here in the High Country.

To name a few: Summit County Recycling back in 1976, the Timberline Toppers Square Dance Club and Shaping Our Summit.

By now they’re probably settled into their new digs in San Diego, but to their friends they say:

“We have wonderful friends that we’ll miss very much. We’re going to miss being up here,” Phyllis Hugins said.

And for Chuck who doesn’t like hot weather, we know the alpine air will be calling you back to the High Country sometime to visit! Until then, enjoy settling into a new place.

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Switching gears now to one of our loyal readers Shona Osborne who toted the Summit Daily all the way to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, Africa!

Here’s a quick fact about this glorious place: During the wet season, over 500 million liters of water plummets over the edge into the Zambezi River. The huge amount of water generate a spray that shoots 1,000 feet into the sky and can be seen 30 miles away.

Old friends and new friends. We out.