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New Castle News

Kay Vasilakis

The New Castle Art Guild and the New Castle Chamber of Commerce are looking for entries for the inaugural Burning Mountain Festival Poster Contest. Any local artist of any age is encouraged to submit posters that include a special coal miner as part of the design and are silk-screen friendly. Fliers containing the coal miner are available at the New Castle Recreation Department, Town Hall, New Castle Library and Riverside Middle School. Entries should not be smaller than 8-by-10 inches or larger than 16-by-20 inches, unframed but mounted for presentation, and preferably black and white or limited colors.

Entries are to be delivered to the Apple Tree Meeting Room from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, and picked up from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, May 13. Any works not picked up will be discarded.

Chamber members will judge the entries on May 12. The original piece of selected work will remain the property of the artist. The winning piece will be reproduced for Burning Mountain Festival publicity purposes.

Contact Jeanie Hoppal at 625-0246 or P.J. Simms at 984-0615 for more information.


The correct date for St. Mary’s Club Cabaret “Stairway to Heaven” fund-raiser is Friday, May 14. The event has been rescheduled, and features the singing and dancing talents of locals and Father Bob Hehn and Father Thomas McCormick. Shows are at 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 per adult and $8 for seniors and children younger than 12. For advance tickets, call Linda Colby at 984-0419 or George at 625-9454.


Don’t forget a couple great things to do with Mom for Mother’s Day. The Mothers’ Day Mile race is at 1 p.m., beginning and ending at Glenwood Medical Associates. For more information, contact the Advocate Safehouse Project at 945-2632 or Nancy Reinisch at Proceeds benefit the Advocate Safehouse, which is dedicated to eliminating domestic and sexual violence in our community.

Also on Mother’s Day is the 11th annual Mothers’ Day Quilt Show at the Hotel Colorado. This show is a must-see for everyone who appreciates textile art, and the creativity and effort that goes into these works of art. The show is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Roosevelt Room. Admission for the show is $2 for adults; children younger than 12 get in free. This event is made possible by the Needle and I, and Quilters of the Rockies quilt guilds.

Kay Vasilakis’ column, New Castle News, appears every other Thursday. For news tips and inspirations, call 984-2308.

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