New Castle offers lots of summer fun |

New Castle offers lots of summer fun

The New Castle Chamber is hosting a fine wine and beer tasting fundraiser for the Burning Mountain Festival from 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 23, at the Rodeway Inn reception area, located at the corner of Highway 6 and the overpass. Yummy homemade appetizers to compliment the wine will tempt you at this event, as well as chicken wings from Grady Hazelton at WingNutz. The cost is $15 for chamber members $20 for non-members. Doug and Sue Lyons of Elmer Suds are donating the micro brew beer for the event, and Ken at Roaring Fork Liquors will be providing the wine.”We’d like to get everyone involved to support the New Castle community and have some fun,” said chamber member Maureen “Mo” Maznio.Get on the greenFor those out there who just can’t keep off the greens, The 2006 Lions at Lakota Charity Golf Outing will be held Monday, June 26 at the beautiful Lakota Golf Course in New Castle. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and a shotgun start will begin at 8 a.m. The fee is $125 per person, or $450 per team, which includes two golf carts per team and lunch and beverages after the tournament. “We have lots of great prizes again this year, with door prizes from local merchants,” said Lions Club member Karen Wood. “There will also be a fun-filled putting contest for $10 per round. And a prize for a hole in one, first, second and third place teams, second to last place team, and closest to the pin.” “We encourage all golfers to come to our tournament. It’s a great time and benefits the community, too,” said Judy Shaffer, New Castle Lions Club member. “There will be home-cooked side dishes and desserts and a catered barbecue.”Registration forms are available at Alpine Bank New Castle.The tournament is a benefit for local vision care, youth scholarships and community needs.For more registration and general information, call Phyllis Adams at 625-1190 or Scott Parr at 984-3927.Meals on WheelsMeals on Wheels is a nonprofit national program conducted for the communities of New Castle, Silt, Rifle, and Parachute through the Grand River Hospital District’s Café. Tasty, nutritious meals are delivered by volunteers to homebound, as well as, home-limited friends and family within these communities. Payment of meals is determined by ability to pay and supported by Grand River Hospital District, as well as the generous donations from local businesses, individuals and neighbors of MOW recipients. Please call Susan at 625-6423 to find out how you or someone you know can benefit from this program. LIFT-UP scales back hoursDue to a lack of volunteers and clients, The New Castle LIFT-UP office has decreased their hours to 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays only. If people would like to volunteer or have any questions, please call Betty Arthur at 984-0373.Burning Mountain FestivalRemember to keep July 14-16 open for this year’s Burning Mountain Festival. It’s sure to be a people pleaser, with everything from the Taste of New Castle, to the Hogback Hustle, to great entertainment, to the crowning of Miss Burning Mountain. “The spirit of the Old West” is this year’s theme.Kay Vasilakis’ “New Castle News” appears every other Thursday. For news tips or inspirations, please call 945-8515, ext. 513 or e-mail

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