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The New Castle Chamber of Commerce needs you

Kay Vasilakis
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The next New Castle Chamber of Commerce meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 24, at 240 W. Main Street, Suit 1E, in beautiful downtown New Castle. This meeting will focus on the nomination of and voting for new officers. Also on the agenda is organizing committees for upcoming events. Refreshments will be provided.

Get involved in the New Castle Chamber now. You can be a part of the organization of the 35th annual Burning Mountain Festival, to be held July 20 – 21. Don’t let a few people do all the work. A little help can go a long way, and what better choice of volunteer activities than this two-day festival of family fun?

Save the date, April 14, for the New Castle Chamber Officer Installation Gala, to be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Rodeway Inn. The event is to be catered by Aspen Cornucopia.

For more information, call 984-2897, Neva at 876-5520 or Mo at 984-0208.

Garfield County 4-H program’s major fundraiser, “Denim to Diamonds,” will be held at 5 p.m. this Saturday, March 22, at Coal Ridge High School. The event includes a meal provided by Rib City, a dance with music provided by Boogie Down, and silent and live auctions with items donated by local businesses and 4-H clubs. This year’s auctioneer is Larry McCown.

Doors will open at 5 p.m., dinner served at 6 p.m., and the dance will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight. The auction items in the silent auction will be available for bidding from 5-7 p.m., and the live auction items will auctioned at 7 p.m.

Tickets are for sale at the Garfield County 4-H Extension Office at 625-3969, P.O. 1112 Rifle 81650. The tickets need to be paid for before the event and can be mailed or claimed at will-call on the night of the event. Support your local 4-H kids!

New Castle voters will choose three councilors to serve four-year terms in the town of New Castle’s April 8 municipal mail-in election. Voted ballots may be returned by mail or in person to the town clerk’s office by 7 p.m. April 8 to be counted.

For all you local lady golfers, and you know who I mean, the first Rifle Creek Ladies’ Golf Association breakfast meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, with golf to follow. All ladies are invited to attend.

For questions, call Pam at 876-2743, Diane at 285-1157, or the golf course at 625-1093.

Kay Vasilakis’ column, “New Castle News,” appears every other Thursday in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent. To contact her with a news tip or local inspiration, call 384-9118 or e-mail

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