Join Congregational Church of the Valley Crop Walk to help stop world hunger |

Join Congregational Church of the Valley Crop Walk to help stop world hunger

The Congregational Church of the Valley Crop Walk is an opportunity through sponsorship to raise funds to help stop world hunger. Crop walkers will walk from the Yampah Caves to Grizzly Creek on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 5.This Crop Walk is one of 2,000 interfaith community events taking place around the country this year under the theme “You can make a difference.”Crop Walks have made a difference in Africa by helping people grow food, providing clean water, and providing support for the struggle against the AIDs epidemic. The Crop Walk effort also supports more than 3,200 food pantries, food banks, and meal sites in the united States, which are providing food to neighbors in need.A picnic at Grizzly Creek will take place after the Crop Walk, and participants will be transported back to the Yampah Caves. “You can make a difference,” said organizer Karen Wentzel. To obtain a sponsorship form or for more information, please contact Karen at 984-2422.Local businesses are invited to participate in the Home-Based Business Open House in the new Apple Tree Community Room located in the Apple Tree Business Mall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 11. Organizers want to boost home-based business owners by giving them an opportunity to network with others and to showcase their wares. Local customers may be able to find exactly what they need in New castle.Eighteen home-based businesses have signed up for the event, including a mobile dental unit, mechanics and an auto-body technician, and two separate day-care facilities. Businesses selling skin care, quilts, rubber stamping and scrapbooking supplies, cookware, candles, jewelry, and spices and a business that makes family photos into DVDs are all participating.”It’ll be interesting. I hope everyone gets good information from this new venture,” said event coordinator Martha Smith. “We’re hoping to make this an annual fall thing.” Information: 984-2247.-The fifth annual Libraries Great Literary Quiz will be under way Oct. 3. Pick up the quiz at any Garfield County Library and identify 25 characters from contemporary and classical literature. To compete for serious cash prizes, the title of the work in which the character appears must be completed as well.Reference books are expected to be consulted as well as English teachers and the Internet.”All is fair in love and the Literary Quiz,” said Garfield County Library System director Jaci Spuhler.The Great Literary Quiz is sponsored by the Aggressive Reader’s Adviser of the Garfield County Library System and the Library Foundation.Completed entries may be returned to any county library or mailed to A.R.A., P.O. Box 320, New Castle, CO 81647. Winners and prizes will be announced Oct. 21. There is a $100 first prize, $50 second prize and $25 third prize. Book clubs, classrooms and other groups may submit an entry as a team.Information: Jaci Spuhler, 984-3351.The Garfield County Library System is also raising funds for the libraries by recycling used print cartridges. Used cartridges may be dropped off at any library branch.Cathy Lee and the New Castle Family Fitness Center would like to congratulate club members Heather Knighton and Margaret Hess for their fourth place women’s team finish at the Tri-Glenwood Triathlon, held Sept. 7.-Do you have a pair of old eyeglasses that aren’t being used, are collecting dust or are shoved into a drawer? The New Castle Lions Club has a drop-off box for eyeglasses at the New Castle Library.Here’s a painless way to help someone else and make those old glasses useful again.- New Castle News by Kay Vasilakis appears every other Thursday. For news tips and inspirations, call 984-2308 or e-mail

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