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River Center’s Spaghetti/Silent Auction Fundraiser
River Center’s third annual Spaghetti/Silent Auction Fundraiser will take place from 5-8 p.m. Friday, July 24, in Burning Mountain Park in downtown New Castle. The event will include a live band, auctioneer, silent auction, and games/snow cones for the kids. Silent auction items include a Denver Zoo package for four, ski passes at Aspen and Vail along with tickets to professional Colorado teams. Funds raised will be used for emergency assistance in Silt/New Castle (medical, rent/utility assistance, gas/bus cards) and help fund our Angel Tree and School Supply Drive. Advance tickets are $10 adult/$5 child; at the event tickets are $12 adult/$7 child. Tickets can be purchased by calling 984-4333 or stopping by the River Center office between 9 a.m. and noon at 126 N. Fourth in New Castle.
Silt Heyday will take place again this year at Stoney Ridge Park. This year we celebrate 100 years of Silt. There will be a town-sponsored concert on Friday, July 31; breakfast, parade, food, craft vendors, and free music at Stoney Ridge, and additional events at the Silt Historical Park on Saturday, Aug. 1; and the Heyday Hobble 5K and the Heyday Car show on Sunday, Aug. 2. Tickets for the Friday concert and booth, parade, Hobble and car show forms are available at http://www.townofsilt.org under the tab for special events, or during normal business hours at the town of Silt office. For more information, call 970-876-5861.
Roberts wins Garfield County Farm Bureau $1,000 scholarship
The winner of the Garfield County Farm Bureau 2015 $1,000 scholarship is Bryce Joseph Elmer Roberts of New Castle. Bryce is the son of Warren and Carla Roberts and graduated from Coal Ridge High School.
Each year the Garfield County Farm Bureau awards a scholarship to a Garfield County student that is pursuing an education that will help them to make a difference in agriculture. Bryce is planning on attending Colorado Mesa University this fall to start his degree in Chemistry. He hopes to apply his education in the field of chemistry to help improve fertilizers for the agriculture industry, making them safer and more cost effective. Bryce was involved in 4-H, sports, music and community service throughout his high school years as well as receiving academic letters all four years.
The Garfield County Farm Bureau congratulates Bryce on a positive high school career and wishes him a very successful future.
Kids’ Theatrical Camp in Rifle to put on ‘Aladdin’
Secret Identity Productions will present “Aladdin the Musical” this summer at the New Ute Events Center in Rifle.
This will be a Kids’ Theatrical Camp for the month of July. Forty students ages 8-14 will spend four weeks building sets and costumes and learning dance, singing and acting to put on the performance at the end of the camp.
For information on how to be a sponsor or how to sign your child up for the camp, contact Brett Lark with Secret Identity Productions at 970-379-5161.
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