New Castle holiday activities abound |

New Castle holiday activities abound

NEW CASTLE, Colo. All community members are invited to the annual community Thanksgiving Dinner held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the community center, co-sponsored by the New Castle and Silt Lions clubs. Please bring a side dish to share at the dinner service. Please contact Virginia Erickson at 984-2334 for additional information.New Castleites will be ringing the Salvation Army Bell at City Market this December. Scott Parr is the chairperson. If you would like to help, call Scott at 984-3927. I’m sure he would appreciate more bell ringers.The New Castle Chamber’s annual holiday party is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 1, in beautiful downtown New Castle. The festivities will include a downtown tree lighting, chili cook-off, Santa Claus, hot dogs, hot chocolate and hay rides at the community center. If you are sure your homemade chili is the best west of the Mississippi, prove it. Enter the chili cook-off by downloading the application off the Chamber’s Web site,

The Castle Valley Ranch Homeowners Association (HOA) in New Castle now has a Web site to better serve the needs and concerns of its more than 700 current members. All CVR homeowners are encouraged to log on to to view meeting minutes, answers to frequently asked questions, electronic versions of homeowner covenants, downloadable forms for changes to existing homes, and more.The CVR HOA also is accepting applications for one homeowner representative to serve on the HOA board of directors for 2007. Interested candidates should e-mail or fax 945-7281. In addition to three homeowner representatives, the board includes two representatives from the residential development companies of Castle Valley Ranch and Village Homes.The next meeting of the HOA board is the important annual meeting, where next year’s board members will be elected. Please mark your calendar to attend at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7, at Riverside Middle School in New Castle.For questions, contact HOA manager Terri Knob at 945-7266.

The Town of New Castle is sponsoring its annual free Fall Cleanup through Friday, Nov. 17, for residents to drop off trash and unwanted items at the town shop located at 200 Kamm Ave. south of Main Street in downtown New Castle. Drop-off times are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Small appliances are accepted for a fee. Oversized items such as large appliances or mattresses or hazardous waste items such as computers, batteries or chemicals are not allowed. For questions, call the shop at 984-3855.Kay Vasilakis’ column, “New Castle News,” appears every other Thursday. To contact her with news tips and inspirations, please call 384-9118 or e-mail Independent, Glenwood Springs Colorado CO

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