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Elks support vets at Veterans Community Living Center

As part of National Nursing Home Week, area Elks sponsored a number of events at the Veterans Community Living Center in Rifle (aka Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home). On May 11, the Elks, led by members of Lodge 2286 from Glenwood Springs, hosted a lunch for 120 residents and staff of the center. On May 14, there was an open house celebrating Armed Forces Day. Earlier in the week musical entertainment was provided, and on Mother’s Day there were visitations of female residents of the center.

Girls dominate at Fishing Derby

Close to 100 kids came out to participate in the New Castle Cub Scouts annual Fishing Derby. Prizes were donated by Mr. T’s Hardware, food by The Castle Valley Home Owners, and beverages by Pepsi. The top angler for the day was Ellie May. In the 8 and younger age group, she caught the first fish and also the most fish out of both age groups. Jack Brandes caught the biggest fish of the day. In the 9- to 15-year-old division, the first fish was caught by Zander Grant, April Gandiner had the largest fish, and the most fish caught went to Brianna Castanon. If you would like more information about the Cub Scouts, contact John Harcourt at 970-984-0288.

Cub Scout Graduation

On May 24, Cub Scout Pack 221 of New Castle proudly graduated another group of young scouts, forwarding their scouting career on to the local boys scouts.

In attendance to commemorate the event was New Castle Mayor Art Riddle and John Acha, the Democratic nominee for District 2 County Commissioner.

The troop was honored to be presented with a very generous donation from the Fraternal Order of the Eagles #215 of Glenwood Springs. Monty Hayes, the Aerie president, fundraised for his special project to benefit the Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts of America.

Hayes presented a donation for the purpose of scholarship, which will enable all members of Pack 221 to be able to attend the local Jolly Camp scouting event in early June. In cooperation with John and Jennifer Acha, the local Eagles Club has ensured that every member of Pack 221 will be able to attend the event.

John Hartcourt, pack Leader, the den leaders and the scouts would like to express their extreme appreciation for the most generous gift.

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