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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. New Castle Family Fitness is taking part in a national program entitled Exercise with a Purpose. Local participants recruit sponsors who donate money for several options. It could be their exercise time, how much weight is lifted, every pound lost, or a flat rate for exercise for the month. All exercise counts, and you don’t have to be a club member to participate. Every dollar of proceeds will be sent to the Aspen Chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation for cancer research.

“Those who joined this effort are gratified knowing they helped a good cause,” said Jennifer Harbottle, New Castle Family Fitness trainer.

On Wednesday, Oct. 20, Abby Lochhead, health educator from the Aspen Chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, spent a good portion of the morning and evening educating women and men on self-examinations.

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Congratulations to Debbie Wilde, executive director of YouthZone, who was recently appointed to the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Advisory Council by Governor Bill Owens. The mission of the council is to assist Colorado juvenile systems to prevent juvenile delinquency, intervene on behalf of children in the juvenile legal system, monitor the conditions of juvenile services, and plan for and coordinate resources to effect change in the social environment to empower youth to be productive members of society.

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Remember the Third Annual Celebrate Fall Craft Fair on Saturday, Oct. 30. The event features local crafters and their wares from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the New Castle Community Center. Support your neighbors and get a head start on Christmas shopping.

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If you would like an alternative to Trick or Treating for your kids, the Fourth Annual Pumpkin Patch will be held at Kathryn Senor Elementary from 5-8 p.m. on Halloween, Oct. 31. The New Hope Church is sponsoring the evening of free games and prizes to the kids and parents who attend. Please call the New Hope Church at 984-2656 for more information.

Halloween is also the night to change your clocks back one hour for daylight savings time. So don’t forget and go to work an hour early!

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


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