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Village Inn to host food and clothing drive

SILVERTHORNE – If you’ve been waiting for an excuse to start your spring cleaning, you just got it.

The Village Inn will hold a communitywide food and clothing drive the week of April 21. The event has been named “the Heart of the Summit” and was spearheaded by a Village Inn waiter with an altruistic spirit.

“This comes from trying to get my wife to clean out her closets,” Matt Heroux joked.

But that’s only part of the reason. Closer to the truth is Heroux’s recent theological explorations.

“I’ve been studying Eastern philosophy, which encourages people to take care of their neighbors,” he said. “Most of us up here have way too much, and there are people who don’t have enough.”

People are encouraged to drop off clothing in good condition and nonperishable food at Silverthorne’s Village Inn parking lot between 10 a.m. and dusk from April 21 through 27. Cash donations will also be accepted.

Those who donate will get a free piece of Village Inn pie and a cup of coffee.

Donated food will go to fill up Summit County’s food bank first, then to Denver-area food banks. Summit County Social Services will assist with the distribution of all items.

Heroux is still looking for some help with the drive.

“We need a mess of volunteers to make this a success,” he said. “People can earn huge karma points.”

For more information or to volunteer, call Heroux or Richard Reider at the Village Inn, (970) 468-1331.

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