Community News & Notes
New Hope Church moves its worship service OUTSIDE this Sunday morning, May 23, for “Church In the Park.” We meet every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. this summer on the lawn at Apple Tree Park, New Castle. Chairs, shade and coffee are provided (or bring your own blanket). Call the New Hope Office for more details, 984-2656. “Come worship God in the beauty of His creation!”
The fifth annual Pooch Parade is set for Sunday, May 23, at Two Rivers Park. Registration is from 1-2 p.m. with the parade starting at 2 p.m.The event will be a fundraiser for Beth Byerly, who sadly passed away in April after a bout with cancer.The benefit will be a celebration of Byerly’s life with proceeds helping pay for her medical expenses.The event will be held rain or shine, and a $15 donation is suggested for an entry fee. Events include goofball agility, doggie fitness booth, doggie IQ test, photos of you and your pooch, canine good citizen massage, contests for best dressed, trick contest, cutest and more.There will also be a silent auction and support for breast cancer awareness.The event is sponsored by Heeling Partners, Roaring Fork Kennel Club, Colorado Animal Rescue and Rifle Animal shelters.Byerly owned and operated High Tails Dog and Cat Outfitters in West Glenwood with her partner Laurie Raymond. The two have run the business since Valentine’s Day 2004.
Starting in May the Glenwood Springs Community Center will be hosting Open Kayaking sessions Tuesdays 7:30- 9 p.m., Thursdays 7:30- 9 p.m., and Saturdays 10-11:30 a.m. It costs $5 per person, make sure to check in at the front desk before bringing your boat down to the pool. For more information call 384-6300.
Michael and Joelle Dorsey are offering a scholarship in memory of their son, Taylor R. Dorsey, to a Garfield County high school senior that will be pursuing a degree in music production. Interested students will be required to submit an essay as to why they should be considered for this scholarship as well as the name of the college to which they have been accepted. Essays should be mailed to Taylor R. Dorsey Scholarship at 306 S. Golden Drive, Silt, CO 81652 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is May 31.
The Glenwood Insurance Agency will host a seminar to discuss the features of the recently passed healthcare bill and how it affects both businesses and individuals going forward. Many people have questions about the scope of the bill, how it will change insurance practices, and the most pressing issue, when?Join us for this free seminar on Tuesday, May 25 at 8 a.m. at the Ramada Inn in Glenwood Springs. Please RSVP to Dayna Spencer at 970-384-8327 if you would like to attend.
Please join us in the retirement celebration of Dr. R. Douglas Yajko from his Glenwood practice on Thursday, May 27, at Rivers restaurant from 5-7 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar.
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