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Volunteers needed events for military recognition event in Dillon

CAITLIN ROW
summit daily news

DILLON ”┬áDillon seeks volunteers for its July 3 “Never Forget: An Evening of Tribute,” an event already touted as Dillon’s biggest military ceremony to date.

The event will honor military service with a focus on individuals from the Colorado mountain region ” dead and alive, currently serving and veterans.

A planned five-hour tribute will be followed by an Air Force Academy Band performance and fireworks at the Dillon Amphitheatre. The tribute starts at 5 p.m. and volunteers start work at 2 p.m.

Twenty-plus volunteers are needed. They will help with event set-up, greeting, selling buddy poppies (all proceeds benefit disabled veterans), handing out American flags and pins, assistance to the USAF Academy Band, assisting with beer concessions and other tasks.

“In some of the volunteer positions on July 3, parents can do this with their kids,” said Susan Fairweather, Dillon’s director of marketing and communications. “Children can get community service credit.”

Dillon’s “old-fashioned” Fourth of July activities at the Town Park and Marina Park need 10-plus volunteers. They will help with a variety of Independence Day activities, including the children’s bike parade, pie-eating contests and other games.

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Volunteer shifts will be approximately three hours long. All volunteers will receive T-shirts.

The town still seeks the names and photos of individuals from the region involved in all branches of the U.S. military, who will be honored at the town’s Independence-weekend event, “Never Forget.”

Dillon will also hold its annual Memorial Day service on May 25, placing a special emphasis on fallen military men and women.

For more information, contact Fairweather at sfairweather@townofdillon.com or (970) 262-3403. Liz Berry, Dillon’s volunteer coordinator, can be reached at liz_berry@comcast.net.

Caitlin Row can be reached at (970) 668-4633 or at crow@summitdaily.com.