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News briefs: Dec. 22, 2011
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Posted on December 22 2011, 10:03am by Mark Esper in Local News category
The Town Crew hauls snow from Greene Street on Friday, Dec. 16.
Photo by Mark Esper
Christmas dinner to be served at Legion ...
Join your friends and neighbors for a Silverton tradition — the Community Christmas Dinner.  
Everyone is welcome on  Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25, from noon to 2 p.m. at the American Legion.
Turkey and all the fixin’s are free. Guests are welcome to bring a favorite side dish or dessert to share. Sponsored by First Congregational Church, with the American Legion. 
For more information, call Cynthia, 387-5165.
... and breakfast too
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.
Santa Claus coming 
to town Christmas Eve
Santa Claus has announced he intends to visit the children of Silverton on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, at 1 p.m. at the Town Tree.
Mr. Claus said he looks forward to hearing from children about what they want for Christmas. 
 Donations to help Santa cover the cost of candy bags for the kids and fruit basket for seniors may be sent to:
The Silverton San Juan Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 532, Silverton, CO 81433. 
Kendall Mtn. open full time — except 
on Christmas Day
Kendall Mountain Ski Area will be closed on Christmas Day.  Aside from that, the ski area will be open every day through New Year’s Day, then return to its weekend schedule.
Meanwhile, the skating rink should be ready for action by the weekend.
Chamber announces
holiday lights winners
The Silverton Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of this year’s Holiday Lighting Contest:
1. Willy and Chris Tookey
2. Anthony and Jane Edwards
3. Eric and Lizzie Loyer
1. Silverton Minerals and Gifts
2. ZE Supply
3. Route 550 Gifts
1. Town of Silverton Christmas Tree – Public Works
2. San Juan County Court House
3. St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
“Thanks to everyone for decorating for the season,” said Chamber manager Rose Raab. “Thanks also to our co-sponsors: The Citizens State Bank of Ouray and San Miguel Power Association. We appreciate the efforts of the judges from within the community, who shall remain anonymous.”
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