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Celebrate New Castles 120th birthday

Kay VasilakisGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

New Castles 120th birthday will be celebrated at the New Castle Day and Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Burning Mountain Park, and west to the library, in beautiful downtown New Castle.Frank Breslin will commemorate the day with a proclamation, naming the day New Castle Day and offering some of the towns history. In future years, a variety historical aspects will be featured.Organizers are looking to get community members and kids involved in the event. Activities envisioned are bag races, hay/straw bale bucking for bigger kids and adults and bobbing for apples. Groups wishing to raise funds are encouraged to participate. Farmers market-type vendors, food and craft vendors including pottery, handmade items, art displays, and sidewalk sales will be available.Art demonstrations will be happening at Oz, the Artists Workshop, 331 W. Main St.; and wine tasting at Spirits at the corner of Third and Main streets.An interesting feature will be the opportunity to sign up for freshly cut Christmas trees, available at Christmas time, at the Mr. Ts table. All vendors must have a business license, either a New Castle Business License, or a New Castle Special Event Business License. Call New Castle Deputy Town clerk Wendy Mead at 984-2311 with questions. Committee meetings are held at 7:30 a.m. Thursdays at Pattis Main Street Coffee House. Come on down and get involved in a new, exciting event.vvvvvSave Box Tops for Education from food and household items to support New Castles schools and students. Every box top symbol torn or cut off food and household items can earn the local elementary schools 10 cents each. Drop off box tops all year in collection containers in the Kathryn Senor or Elk Creek elementary schools or at the New Castle Library.vvvvvThe Solar Home Open House & Educational Tour 2008 will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, in New Castle. This free educational event is presented for the second year by the New Castle Environmental Advisory Committee and co-sponsored by the town of New Castle. Five solar-powered locations of homes and one business in and around New Castle will be open to the public. Learn more about how easy and cost effective it can be to build or retrofit your home or business to be energy efficient and use renewable energy. Solar energy experts will be on hand to answer questions, and information and refreshments will be provided.Download a map for the tour locations at http://www.newcastlecolorado.org or look for street signs. For questions, contact Dave at 984-3565 or fischerdedog@yahoo.com.vvvvvThe New Castle Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.16, at Oz Studio. Jim Duke from Cacaloco, who makes compost in South Canyon and Carbondale, will be the guest speaker. He will share information about why large-scale composting is important, and will talk specifically about why he is so passionate about composting Please join us for an educational and informative discussion.A Garden Club business meeting will follow and all are invited to stay.vvvvvNew Castle-ites will have its own farmers market on Thursdays. Osage Gardens will be selling local assorted certified organic vegetables from 2-5 p.m. every Thursday at the Conoco Stop-N-Save, 0791 Burning Mountain Ave. Enjoy great tasting fresh veggies while theyre here.

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