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Posted on December 09 2010, 3:16pm by Mark Esper in Local News category
Joe Todeschi, center, poses with his daughter, Sharon,
and son-in-law Ted Burchfield at his 95th birthday party
at the American Legion Hall on Saturday, Dec. 4. Joe, a
lifelong resident, is Silverton’s oldest person.
Community dinner
is set for Dec. 11
The Silverton Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the annual Community Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 11, from 6-8 p.m.  
Please call the Chamber at 387-5654 to reserve your table for the evening. The time to decorate the tables is yet to be determined. 
The Town of Silverton is providing the roast beef and turkey. All those with reserved tables are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share.
Bazaar Saturday
at American Legion
Local craftsmen and artists will be selling their holiday merchandise at the American Legion Hall on Saturday, Dec. 11.
The event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will feature local crafts, food, sleigh rides and more. Vendors should call to reserve space.
Call Vicky at 387-5095.
Volunteers needed 
for Christmas dinner
First Church is seeking volunteers to help prepare and serve a Community Christmas Dinner.  
Available shifts run anywhere from 1-3 hours on Christmas Day.  If interested, please call Cynthia (387-5165) and sign up!
Old-Fashioned Christmas Caroling Sunday, Dec. 19
Join friends and neighbors for an evening of old fashioned caroling.  
Walk the streets of Silverton or ride in the heated Wyman Trolley, stopping to sing for residents and business-folk.  Sunday, Dec. 19, 5 p.m.  
Meet at the First Church Parsonage (1060 Reese). Hot chocolate and cookies at the Parsonage after.  (In case of severely inclement weather, we will sing carols in the sanctuary.)  
Also, the church is looking for the names and addresses of people who might like us to stop by and sing a carol for them from their front walk.  If you are such a person or know of anyone who fits this bill, call Cynthia (387-5165).
Community Christmas Dinner planned
Plan to join your friends and neighbors for a free turkey dinner on Christmas Day from noon to 2 p.m.  
All are welcome to bring a side dish or dessert, but that's not necessary. Sponsored by First Church in collaboration with the American Legion. 
Christmas Eve by 
candlelight at First Church starts at 5 p.m
A Christmas Eve Candlelight Service of Story and Song will be presented by First Church, 1070 Reese St., at 5 p,m. on Friday, Dec. 24.  
“Join us to hear the Christmas Story and sing those great Christmas songs once again,” said pastor Cynthia Chertos.  
All are welcome to join in the festivities.  Please bring non-perishable items to place under the tree for donation to the Silverton Food Bank.
Victorian Christmas Eve at Church on the Hill
Silverton Church on the Hill will offer a “Silverton Victorian Christmas” celebration, at Church on the Hill, 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve.  
Come for the Christmas Story, in word and song, local musicians playing beautiful Christmas music, good food, and good fellowship.  Everyone is welcome!  For information, please call 387-5215.
Boys and girls coats are sought for Coat of Many Colors program
For the cost of two lattes, or a 12-pack, you can keep one of Silverton's Awesome kids warm this winter!  
The Coat of Many Colors clothes closet is collecting NEW girls and boys coats for preschool through 5th grade.  Drop off started Dec. 6 and runs through Saturday Dec. 18.  
Locations are the Silverton Youth Center Monday through Saturday after 3 p.m., or Coat of Many Colors (Church on the Hill parsonage main level) Mondays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Call Julie at 760-846-5853 for more information.
Avalanche school 
benefit at DMR Dec. 19
Silverton Avalanche School was selected for the Locals Benefit Day at Durango Mountain Resort on Dec. 19. 
Proceeds will benefit SAS and help with its avalanche education mission.
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