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The Strawberry Princess Celebration returns to Strawberry Days 2012. This is an opportunity for your little princess to be featured in a special tribute to all unique, special and precious girls. The celebration is not a contest, and it is open to all girls ages 5 to 11.

The Strawberry Princesses will decorate their parade float together, participate in the Miss Strawberry Days Fashion Show on Friday, June 15, and ride in the Strawberry Days Parade on Saturday morning. Wearing their Strawberry Princess shirts, the girls will be introduced and featured on the FamilyFest Stage after the parade where they will be celebrated in song.

Entry forms are available at the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, Sopris Elementary School, Glenwood Springs Elementary School and online at The entry fee is $15, and scholarships are available in special cases. Entry forms must be received by May 23.

Strawberry Days takes place June 15, 16 and 17 at Sayre (Strawberry) Park. For more information about the festival, visit or contact the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association at (970) 945-6589. 

Bobbie Van Meter is offering a workshop for a comprehensive overview of Adobe Photoshop. It meets from 1-4:50 p.m. on three Friday afternoons, May 25, June 1 and June 8 at the CMC Glenwood Center. Call 970-876-5602 for more information on the class or the workshop.

TransCare Ambulance is conducting a food drive to benefit the Homeward Bound Shelter in Grand Junction Colorado. Homeward Bound is the largest homeless shelter in Western Colorado and provides food and shelter to more than 90 people every day, including many from Garfield County. Homeward Bound assists families with children, veterans, the handicapped and others who cannot afford food or shelter.

Nonperishable food items can be dropped off through the end of May at the TransCare Ambulance office in Silt, 1815 Medicine Bow next door to Pizza Pro or call 970-876-4017 to arrange a pick up.

The families of the New Castle Cub Scouts are organizing a one day rummage sale beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 26, in the parking lot of Kathryn Senor Elementary School in New Castle. The money raised will help support their town tetherball projects, Friends of Scouting, and the pack.

Donations of items to include in the yard sale are also being accepted. To donate, or for more information, call Dustin Allison at 970-433-0475.

After 30 years at the Texan Bar, Toni is retiring. Join us for her party on Friday, May 25, from 5 p.m. till ?. Potluck, photos and funny stories welcome. The Texan is at 127 E. Third St. in Rifle.

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