Top 17 ways to get involved in Summit County this week |

Top 17 ways to get involved in Summit County this week

Senior Rummage Sale and Silent Auction Donations Sought

The Summit Senior Annual Rummage Sale and Silent Auction benefiting programs that support Summit County Seniors is coming up next weekend. Accepting clean in good condition, furniture, housewares, sporting goods, clothing. Unable to accept TV or computer CRTS, mattresses, large appliances or Christmas trees. Also seeking items of value for Silent Auction. Donations accepted Tuesday and Wednesday Aug. 12 & 13, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Summit Community & Senior Center, 83 Nancy’s Place, Frisco. More information (970) 668-2940.

Summit County Marksmanship Contest

Public marksmanship contest at 9-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Summit County Shooting Range. Prizes and trophies will be presented to the top scoring three participants in the Adult and Youth (14 and under) divisions. NRA-Certified Instructors and Range Safety Officers will be on hand. Participants can bring their own rimfire (either .22 caliber or .17 caliber only), or they can use one of several loaner .22 caliber rifles available for use. There will be no restriction on type of sights or shooting position used. Ammunition for use with the loaner rifles will be available for purchase at a nominal cost. Proceeds from this event benefit the Summit Range Association. The range is located between Dillon and Keystone on Landfill Road above the Summit County Landfill. This is a family-friendly event and admission is free. Official entry targets can be purchased for $5 each the morning of the event. Participants may purchase as many targets as they wish. Please, no pets at this event. There will also be a “Garage Sale” in conjunction with this event. More information and complete details can be found at the Summit County Range web site:

Register for Fatty’s Golf Tournament

Enjoy the opportunity of golfing on a Jack Nicklaus designed 27-hole championship course at the Breckenridge Golf Club by signing up for the Fatty’s Golf Tournament. The tournament is in its eighth season and all proceeds benefit the National Repertory Orchestra’s (NRO) youth programs in Summit County. Tournament fees are just $500 per team and includes a golf cart, box lunch, gift bag, and buffet dinner at Fatty’s for each player. Also available are hole sponsorship opportunities with packages ranging from $125 to $5,000 and a silent auction filled with great prizes, so please consider your involvement in this memorable event. If you have any questions regarding sponsorship opportunities, or to register your team, please contact Guy Bigelow at (970) 390-2200 or Julie Chandler at (970) 453-5825. Registration is also available online at

Breckenridge Film Festival volunteer party

The Breckenridge Film Festival is holding its annual volunteer party at 6 p.m., Aug. 6 at the Pioneer Club at Main Street Station. Those interested in volunteering for the upcoming Breckenridge Film Festival are invited. Open slots include ticket sales, projectionists, information center,hospitality suite – as well as key volunteer roles in planning for the festival. Refreshments will be provided, along with a Sneak Peek of 2014 festival films. Prospective volunteers will have a chance to meet festival supporters, learn about the event and sign up for shifts on the spot. RSVP by emailing

Summit Shooting Range Meeting announcement

The public is invited to the monthly board meeting of the Summit Range Association that is being held at the Summit County Community & Senior Center in Frisco on Thursday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. There are quite a few major items on the agenda for this meeting, so please attend if you can. These include: proposed new rules for the range, update on the planned improvements at the range late this summer and fall, and update on the new RSO building and other recent improvements to the range. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Annual Electronics Recycling Event

The 7th Annual Electronics Recycling Event for the Community will be held on Friday, Aug. 8, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Summit High School, Breckenridge. Bring your old electronics to the parking lot at Summit High School. Look for the MeTech truck. Pay a small fee to recycle responsibly (cash, checks or credit cards).

Romp to Stomp Events Intern

The Colorado Romp to Stomp is looking for a college or high school Events Intern. This internship is for the event obsessed, do-gooder and outdoor adventure seeker. Together, in a multi-regional team share the responsibility of overall event success and fundraising for Susan G. Komen® Colorado. The Colorado Romp to Stomp Events Intern position will assist the Regional Coordinator with the Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series for the Frisco, event on March 7, 2015. As part of the staff and volunteer team, the Events Intern will support and benefit from experiential learning in the fields of marketing events support, events logistics and planning, fundraising, social media management, and public relations.

Summit Historical Society fundraiser

Be sure to mark your calendar for the Summit Historical Society’s fundraiser on Monday, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. Rick Hague will lead a very special and unique tour of the Washington Mine south of Breckenridge. Following the tour, participants will enjoy a miner’s meal complete with pasty and other goodies. The cost is $25 for SHS members and $35 for non-members ($10 can go toward the cost of a membership). Reservations are required by Aug. 14 for this fundraising event. Call Christy Nelson at (970) 468-2207 to reserve your spot. Directions to the Washington Mine are available.

Summit County Garden Tour: seeking gardens

After a very successful 2014 Summit County Garden Tour we are now looking for gardens for the 2015 Tour. We will be featuring gardens in the Dillon, Silverthorne, Frisco, and Keystone areas. If you would like to submit your garden to be considered for next year’s tour please email Lynn Horstmann at or Marcia Probasco at with a detailed description and pictures, if possible, of the garden. We will be making our selection by Sep. 1. We would like to thank all the gardeners for this year’s tour and thank the Summit County community for their support.

Summit Historical Society annual meeting

All members of the Summit Historical Society are invited to the annual meeting on Thursday, Aug. 14, at 5:30 p.m. in the Bonnie Q BBQ Road House, Dillon. Appetizers, compliments of Doug Pierce of the Arapahoe Café, will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. This will be followed by a very interesting presentation by Beth and Bill Sagstetter of Georgetown, the authors of “The Mining Camps Speak: A New Way to Explore the Ghost Towns of the American West.” Non-members are welcome. No one was more important to a mining site than the blacksmith who made and repaired the tools needed for mining. The blacksmith could make door locks and keys to open those locks, sharpen drill steels, repair broken tools, forge nails — his work never ended. Learn more about this craft from the Sagstetters. For more information, contact Christy Nelson at or call (970) 468-2207.

Summit County Nutrition Group

Join the Summit County Nutrition Group on Tuesday, Aug. 12, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the FIRC office, 251 W. Fourth St., Silverthorne for this month’s nutrition topic, “Farm to Table.” This event is free and open to the public. For questions contact Matt at (970) 389-1275, or

4-H F150 Truck Raffle

Support Summit County 4-H and win a 2014 Ford F-150 Truck. $5 tickets are available at Alpine Bank locations in Summit County through Sept. 3. Drawing on Sept. 27 — need not be present to win. Visit Tickets are $5 each or five tickets for $20.

Local Scout Seeks Volunteers for Archery Range Improvements

Local Scout Zach Elsass is seeking volunteers to participate in a workday at the Summit County Archery Range. For his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project, Elsass is planning, coordinating and implementing improvements that will enhance the archery experience for all ages. Improvements will include seven new target stands at ranges of 20 to 70 yards. A volunteer day will take place from 9 a.m. to about 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 9, at the range, located on Cemetery Road in Dillon. Volunteers will help with target installation and range cleanup. Tools, safety equipment, refreshments and lunch will be provided. For more info, contact Zach Elsass at

Theobald Award reception

The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance will present the third annual Theobald Award on Tuesday, Aug. 5, to honor outstanding contributions to the preservation of Breckenridge’s history. The reception will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Barney Ford House Museum Lawn (award presentation at 5:30 p.m.) Complimentary refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to the public. For more info, call (970) 453-9767 x2.

Rotary’s Krystal 93 Festival in the Park calls for volunteers

Sell tickets, pour beer and have fun while listening to live music and mingling with Summit County residents and visitors. Save Friday, Aug. 8 and Saturday, Aug. 9 for volunteering with The Rotary Club of Summit County to ensure a successful fundraising event that will support many local, national and international projects. To volunteer, please go to or call (970) 513-3344.

Tee It Up for Wounded Warriors & Keystone Adaptive Center

The 5th Annual “Tee it Up for Wounded Warriors & KAC” at the Keystone Ranch Golf Course will take place on Monday, Aug. 25. Registration and practice range will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start/scramble at 10:30 a.m. Door prizes and winner announcements will conclude the event. Cost is $100 per golfer or $400 per team. Cost includes practice range, 18 holes with cart, lunch, contests & door prizes. There will also be a small silent auction with a night stay in Durango, limited artwork , pro shop certificates and more. Corporate hole sponsorships are also available from $600 to $5,000. Last year, this event sold out with 144 golfers prepared to Tee It Up so that all abilities can participate in outdoor adventures. All information and registration forms are online at Please contact Marci Sloan if you would like to be a sponsor, contribute a door prize and/or silent auction item at (970) 453-6442 x20 or Proceeds from the “Tee It Up for Wounded Warriors & KAC” will go toward Keystone Adaptive Center and the Wounded Warriors Fund.

Run. Fun. Run.

The Carriage House will host the 3rd Annual Run.Fun.Run on August 18 at Carter Park in Breckenridge. The race will begin at 9 a.m., pregistration can be completed at Tickets are $25 for kids in advance, $30 day of and $30 for adults preregistered, $35 day of. If you are interested in volunteering, or sponsoring the event, contact Martha (970) 453-6423.

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