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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.
Stutsman earns Central College scholarship
Layton Stutsman of Rifle received a Presidential Scholarship from Central College due to a high commitment to academic achievement. Stutsman will be a first-year student this fall at Central College in Pella, Iowa.
The Silt Branch Library offers Spanish Storytime for children ages 3-6. This eight-week program will run through July 30. Stories, songs, and activities will explore camping and the outdoors.
This program will be held on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 970-876-5500.
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.
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Over the next five days, Rifle residents Ruth Brittain and Robert Harper will each be celebrating a major milestone in anyone’s life: their 100th birthday.