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From Silverton Standard, the place where you can write!
Posted on December 24 2010, 11:03am by Mark Esper in Local News category
Silverton elementary school students perform Thursday night,
Dec. 16, in their annual holiday program, held this year at Town Hall.
Photo by David Emory
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.
Snowmobile club plans safety class
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. 
MSI plans to offer 
weatherization service
Save Money, Energy, and Stay Warm this Winter!
In the spirit of the holidays, this January, Mountain Studies Institute is offering free weatherization services and supplies to the town of Silverton.   
Services may range from window insulation to full on audits and installation from Four Core Office for Resource Efficiency.  
Amount and services offered will be dependent on interest so if your house has some leaky windows or you are wondering how energy efficient your home is please contact Whitney Gaskill at Mountains Studies Institute by Jan. 4 to take advantage of this unique opportunity.  
Contact:  Whitney Gaskill, msivista@gmail.com, (719)439-0099 (cell), (97)387-5161.
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