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Posted on July 26 2012, 12:36am by Mark Esper in Local News category
 
Runners approach the summit of Kendall Mountain Saturday morning.
Photo by Ray Dileo
 
Silverton youths’ bake sale July 28 to benefit Red Cross disaster aid
The Silverton Youth Center members are launching a “Silverton Kids Care” project with a bake sale on Saturday, July 28.
The sale will be from 9 a.m. to noon at the American Legion Hall. All proceeds will go to the American Red Cross for disaster relief.
 
Gospel sing Sunday
at the school gym
A Gospel sing sponsored by the Silverton Church of Christ will be held Sunday, July 29, at 4 p.m. at the Silverton School gym.
Refreshments and finger foods will be served afterwards.
 
Park improvements topic of session
A community input session on Memorial Park improvements is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 31 at the park (or Town Hall if it’s raining).
All ages welcome. Refreshments will be served.
“We will be discussing improvements needed on tennis courts, playground, and other ideas,” said Town Trustee Tracy Boeyink, who is preparing a GOCO grant for park improvements.
The session is sponsored by the Town Parks & Recreation Committee.
 
Retirement party July 31 for Donna Perino
After 34 years Donna Perino is retiring from the Silverton Post Office.
Come and help her celebrate on Tuesday, July 31, at the Bent Elbow from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (no gifts please).
 
Middle, high school
students invited to
basketball camp
Silverton School is hosting a basketball camp for middle school and high school students July 30-Aug. 1 at the school gym.
The camp will teach the fundamentals of shooting, dribbling, passing, ball-handling, defense, offense, transition and fast break, along with games and drills.
The middle school sessions will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m., and high school sessions from 5:15 to 7 p.m.
If interested in signing up. contact Paul Joyce at pjoyce@silvertonschool.org or 387-5544, or Dan Salazar.
 
Clinic gets grant for hospital improvements
The Silverton Clinic has received a $50,000 grant from the Colorado Rural Health Care grant program to make improvements to the old Miners Union Hospital.
The grant will be used to make the Silverton Clinic on the hospital’s first floor handicapped accessible and to make other improvements in the 105-year-old hospital building.
 
All-class reunion set 
for Labor Day weekend
The Silverton High School all-class reunion will be held Aug 31 to Sept. 3.
“The school turned 100 last fall and we had hoped that there might be a reunion for the centennial year, but the work was not complete at that time,” said organizer Paul Voilleque. “We’ll be gathering to celebrate the new facility and the 101st year of operation this Labor Day Weekend.”
Sign-in for registered attendees as well as late registration will be in the Gymnasium on Friday afternoon (31 August) and on Saturday. 
The registration fee for reunion attendees will be $13 to cover the costs of the dance, ice cream social, welcoming hospitality, postage, and a $2 donation to the school. Advance registration is encouraged, so your nametag and ticket to the ice cream social, as well as tickets for other events you choose to attend can be ready when you arrive. 
For more information, call (303) 364-1234 or (970) 759-1708, or send an e-mail to pgv@mindspring.com
 
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