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Posted on October 28 2011, 10:11am by Mark Esper in Local News category
Some 17 dressed-up dogs took part in the third annual Halloweenee
Parade on Saturday Oct. 22, in downtown Silverton. Above, Lisa
Whittington's dog Mimi won first place in this pirate costume.
All aboard for Local Appreciation Train 
on Sunday, Oct. 30
The last regularly scheduled passenger train to Silverton is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 30, but the annual special Silverton Local Appreciation Train will run on Sunday, Oct. 30.
The train will depart Silverton at 8:30 a.m. and arrive at Durango for a 2-hour layover. It will depart Durango for Silverton at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets, at only $20 each, are available for Silverton residents and for residents of Ouray, Telluride and Ridgway residents will be available.
Tickets must be paid for at the time of booking and proof of residency is required. Tickets are nonrefundable.
Tickets are available at the Silverton and Durango depots. Or call 387-5416 or 247-2733.
Church to hold service on appreciation train
On Sunday, Oct. 30, Silverton Church on the Hill will hold church services on the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad appreciation train. 
This service will be instead of the usual Sunday School and 10:15 a.m. services, therefore the Church building will not be open that day. 
Members need to be at the train depot by 8 a.m. so that the tickets can be handed out to those who had previously signed up. The train leaves at 8:30 a.m. There is a two-hour stay in Durango before returning to Silverton.
Blood drive Nov. 8
A blood drive is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 8 at the Kendall Mountain Community Center.
Call Judy Kuhlman at 387-5635 or United Blood Services at 385-4601. All donors will be entered in a drawing for two round-trip tickets donated by Great Lakes Airlines.
Planning to start for Snowscape, Skijoring
A  meeting is scheduled for  Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Grand Imperial at 4:30 p.m. for the planning of Snowscape 2012, set for Feb. 10-12.
Shasta Foster will be leading these efforts and needs some help planning and holding the event. If you have questions, suggestions, ideas please contact her at the Grand Imperial or e-mail her at shastanicolef@gmail.com and/or join us at the meeting so we can keep Snowscape going.  
The Silverton Skijorring Festival is scheduled for Feb. 18-19 on Blair Street,  with registration available on Feb. 17. 
Volunteers will be needed for setting up and tearing down the course, course observations, traffic control, registration, transportation and all kinds of miscellaneous jobs.
 Even a couple of hours will be appreciated, so please mark your calendars to help with this fun event.
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