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From Silverton Standard, the place where you can write!
Posted on December 01 2011, 9:39am by Mark Esper in Local News category
Silverton’s unofficial mascot, Wolfie, watches over  town from the Shrine
Road area Tuesday, Nov. 22. Photo by Melanie Bergolc
Yule Log Festival
gets rolling Saturday
Silverton’s annual Yule Log Festival will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, at Kendall Mountain Recreation Area, starting at 10 a.m.
Children compete to find the Yule Log by following the candy clues and gathering candy left by the Sugar Plum Ferry.
Hot cocoa will be served. Please bring a dessert to share.
There will be Carolling by the bon fire. 
This year’s Yule Log Festival is presented by the Silverton Youth Center middle school and high school students and is sponsored by the town of Silverton.
‘A Christmas Carol’
to be performed
Saturday at Town Hall
A Theatre Group and Silverton Public School present A Readers Theater Production of Charles Dickens' “A Christmas Carol” on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.
Admission is “name your own price.”
Reprising roles: Dennis Norton as Scrooge, Scott Fetch as Bob Cratchit, Steve Wolff as Marley, Mr. Fezziwig, and Old Joe to name a few.
 The cast also includes Dave Swanson, Keri Metzler, Blair Runyon, Deb Runyon, Paulette Schmaltz, Megan Gibby, Whitney Gaskill, Laura Gillon, Ian Eggett, Gerardo Acosta, Levi Lokey, Hannah deKay, Carly Gurule, Kayla Zimmerman, Raelen Barr, Seamus Garvin, Blaze Braford-Lefevbre, Malachy Swonger, and Brendon Czapla.
Reserve tables now 
for Chamber holiday dinner Dec. 10
The Silverton Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the annual holiday dinner on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 6-8 p.m.
Please call the Chamber at 387-5654 (between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) as soon as possible to reserve your table (8-10 people) for the evening. The time to decorate the tables will be that day at 3 p.m.
The Town of Silverton is providing the meat for the dinner. All those attending are asked to bring individual side dishes or desserts to share.
Belly Dance Hafla 
and Holiday Bazaar
Get into the spirit of the season and finish up that last minute gift shopping at Caldera’s Holiday Halfa & Bazaar! 
It will be a fun and festive evening with door prizes, vending from local craftspeople, light refreshments, and belly dance performances by Caldera.  
All are welcome. The event takes place Friday Dec. 9, from 6-9 p.m. at the Silverton Movement Center.
Ski season kickoff 
bash Saturday at 
the Grand Imperial
Venture Snowboards and Ska Brewing are once again teaming up to welcome winter in style with their 7th annual Season Kickoff Party on Saturday, Dec. 3 (Silverton Mountain’s opening day).
For the seventh year running, the two homegrown Colorado companies are producing a small run of custom graphics boards and a special winter brew, both of which will be unveiled at the bash. 
This year’s Season Kickoff features live music from The Crags and Farmington Hill, Ska drink specials, and tons of giveaways from Smith Optics, Skullcandy, Silverton Mountain, Purgatory, Wolf Creek, Spark R&D, TREW Gear, Purl Wax, Silverton Powder Cats and more.     
The highlight of the evening will be the raffle for a coveted limited edition Ska/Venture custom snowboard. This year’s deck features the Euphoria graphic and the distinctive Venture snowflake, and is destined to become a collector's item for beer and snow lovers alike.
The Season Kickoff Party gets rockin’ at 8 p.m. at Silverton’s Grand Imperial Hotel (1219 Greene Street). Cover charge is $6 and this is a 21+ event. Proceeds will benefit the Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies in Silverton. For more information call (970) 387-5527. 
Holiday Bazaar Dec. 10
at American Legion 
Local craftsmen and artists will be selling their holiday merchandise at the American Legion Hall on Saturday, Dec. 10.
The event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will feature local crafts, food, and more. Vendors should call to reserve space.
Call Vicky at 387-5095.
Christmas Dinner to be served at the Legion
Once again, First Congregational Church will be offering dinner to the Silverton community on Christmas Day, in partnership with the American Legion.  
Volunteers are invited to help out for a 2-3 hour shift sometime between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Please call Cynthia (387-5165) if you are interested in volunteering.
Christmas breakfast
offered by Legion Women’s Auxiliary
All the restaurants in town may be closed on Christmas morning but breakfast will be available at the American Legion from 7 to 9 a.m.
The Legion Women’s Auxiliary will serve scrambled eggs, sausage and pancakes. Cost is $5. Proceeds go toward sponsoring a girl for the Girls State program.
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