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Posted on August 07 2014, 12:27am by Mark Esper in Local News category
Valerie Douglas/Mile-Hi Jeep Club photo
The Mile Hi-Jeep Club All-4-Fun rally in Silverton last week culminated in a parade through downtown Thursday morning, July 31, and a group photo. About 700 Jeep enthusiasts were in town for the event.
Annual Silverton Singalong Aug. 13
The free annual Silverton Singalong will be held in Town Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. 
Entertainment will be provided starting at 7 by some of the musicians. Bring your voices and have fun singing some of the oldies but goodies.
Brass band festival brings music to 
town Aug. 15-17
The 32nd annual Great Western Rocky Mountain Brass Band Festival will be held Aug. 15-17 at the Silverton School gym. 
The Festival Band, conducted by Paul Maybery, will be giving free concerts throughout the weekend.
Concerts are scheduled for Friday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 16 at noon and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 17 at noon. The music will include overtures, fantasies, potpourris, serenades and marches.
‘Denver & Rio Grande’ to be shown Aug. 15
The 1952 railroad movie “Denver & Rio Grande,” much of which was filmed in the Silverton area, will be shown here Friday, Aug. 15.
The Silverton Northern Railroad Interpretive Center is showing the movie as a fundraiser for the project. 
It will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Silverton School Performing Arts Center. Admission will be by donation. Popcorn and soda will be available for sale.
Belly dancing 
returns Aug. 15 
Join Caldera's Lisa Branner and guest artist Kasey Ford for an evening of tribal style belly dance performances and cocktails at Silverton Montanya on Friday, Aug. 15. 
Two sets: 8 & 9 pm. This is a family friendly show and there is no cover!
Dillon’s Run Aug. 30
The second annual Dillon's Run will be held Saturday, Aug. 30, starting at 9:30 a.m. The one-mile loop consisting of a trail and dirt roads starts at Kendall Mountain Recreation Center. Runners are encouraged to complete as many loops as possible. This is a benefit run in honor of Dillon Paxton, who was killed in a tragic one car accident in 2012. 
His lifelong thirst for knowledge and desire to help other people led to the creation of the Dillon’s Run charity, which helps local students pay for sports activities and educational advances, including post-graduation scholarships. 
Registration is $35 for adults and $25 for students, and can be completed online or the morning of the run.

Benefit Saturday 
for Mark Chacon
Friends and family are seeking donations for post medical expenses for Mark Chacon, lifelong resident of Silverton, following a severe case of pneumonia that landed him in intensive care for 10 days. 
Following release from the hospital, Mark faces a long recovery during which he will be unable to return to such a high elevation and resume working. 
Donations can be made at various restaurants around town, including the Shady Lady Saloon, Montanya Distillery, Handlebars, The Avalanche, The Grand Imperial, Silverton Liquors, and the Brown Bear Cafe. 
A benefit party will also be held Saturday, Aug. 9 at Montanya starting at 7 p.m.
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