Golf for a purpose Sept. 14 |

Golf for a purpose Sept. 14

New Castle NewsKay VasilakisGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Coal Ridge Classic, a fundraiser for Coal Ridge High School, will be held Friday, Sept. 14. Tee time is 2 p.m. with a shotgun start at the beautiful Lakota Canyon Ranch Golf Course.Prizes will be awarded for first and second place. Team prizes, special prizes, and drawings and raffles will also add excitement to the event.Bighorn Toyota has agreed to donate a car for the golfer who makes a hole-in-one. The $100/person entry fee will get you dinner provided by Lakota Canyon and the tournament.The tournament is a fundraiser for the Coal Ridge High School Booster Club. All proceeds benefit academics and athletics for the school.”We’ve been lucky so far, the weather has been really great the last couple years,” said event organizer Brenda Grumley. “Lakota limits the number of golfers we can take, and last year we were able to fill those spaces, and had extras. We didn’t turn anybody away. We had 94 golfers last year, and we’d like to do more this year. It’s a fun event for a great cause.”

Just for the record, and to remind all the golfers, Kenda Spaulding’s team took first place last year.Public artWe’ll soon have more artwork for beautiful downtown New Castle! The town of New Castle decided Mary Pilon’s submission will be the first project for the Arts in Public Places program. Pilon’s artwork is a three-dimensional streetscape, which will be created as a mural on the community center. It will be quite intriguing.The Arts in Public Places Program is sponsored by the town of New Castle. Call Patty Ringer at 984-0445 if you would like to be on the committee that promotes culture in our little town.

Carmel Walden’s submission will be used next year, and is equally as interesting, according to Patty Ringer.It’s time again for storytimeFor those with toddlers and preschoolers, storytimes at the New Castle Branch Library have resumed, so take your kids down to the library and let them have fun and be creative. Storytime for preschoolers is 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays; and 10:30 a.m. Fridays for toddlers. For more information, call 984-2346.

Freecycle programHere’s a great idea for that item you know someone could use, but you have outgrown and can’t fit into your garage, either. The New Castle-Glenwood Springs-Rifle Freecycle Network is open to all individuals who want to recycle an item rather than throw it away or sell it. It’s also available if you’re looking to acquire something yourself free.Join the group online at For questions, please call Georgene Jackson at 876-0339.Kay Vasilakis’ column, “New Castle News,” appears every other Thursday in the Post Independent. To contact her with news tips and inspirations, please call 384-9118 or e-mail

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