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News briefs: Dec. 16, 2010
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Posted on December 16 2010, 11:26am by Mark Esper in Local News category
Silverton School student Emilie deKay gives a report on possible uses for the old school barn on 12th Street.
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 on  Sunday, Dec. 19, starting at 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 Day 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 Silverton 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.
Snowmobile club plans safety class for Jan. 15
The Silverton Snowmobile Club is tentatively scheduling a free one-day snowmobile safety class for Jan. 15. 
This class is geared to riders ages 10-16, although all other interested parties would be welcome. At the end of the class the student is provided with a safety card that will legally allow them to ride a snowmobile without an adult escort. 
In order to schedule the class and order the materials for the class we need to know if there is an interest. 
All interested parties need to call Dean Des Palmes at (970) 744-1876 by Jan. 1. 
Vouchers available 
to help seniors 
Community Services Block Grant program for Senior Nutrition has vouchers available to senior citizens that they can spend at Silverton Grocery on specific items.  
Eligibility for this service must be determined prior to receiving a voucher.  Any interested senior citizen may stop by the Social Services office at the courthouse from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Dec. 21.  
For more information, please call Deanna Jaramillo at 387-5631.
Commodities to be 
distributed Dec. 21
Commodities distribution in Silverton is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 21, from 1-3 in the basement of the Miners Union Hospital building.  
Eligibility for this service must be determined prior to receiving the commodities.  Any interested family needing an eligibility determination may stop by the Social Services office at the courthouse from 9 a.m. to noon on Dec. 21.  
For more information, please call Deanna Jaramillo at 387-5631.
Home heating 
help is available
Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) has awarded San Juan County with a $10,000 grant.  
This grant is to help lower income residents cover costs of coal, electric, firewood, natural gas, oil, propane, and solid fuel pellets.  
You must meet the eligibility criteria to be considered for this program, which includes applying for LEAP first.  
Anyone interested in this program can come by the Social Services office in the San Juan County Courthouse, or call Deanna Jaramillo at 387-5631 to get an application.
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