'Alpine Swines' literacy campaign raises $86K
Alpine Bank's "Alpine Swines" literacy campaign raised $86,000 to benefit projects and agencies on Colorado's Western Slope.
"We found a common community need for literacy awareness and funding support for agencies," Alpine Bank Chairman J. Robert Young said. "That message is what identified and drove Alpine Bank's project to success."
During the summer of 2004, the regional bank chain commissioned local artists to paint 15 larger-than-life fiberglass swine and displayed them across the Western Slope. The porcine pieces of art were supported by posters, trading cards, pamphlets and replica piggy banks, all intended to enforce the importance of literacy for adults and children.
Replica piggy banks still may be purchased at any Alpine Bank location.
For more information about the project, call Alice Klauzer at (970) 870-7420.
Safeway funnels aid
to tsunami survivors
Safeway stores in Colorado, including the Steamboat Springs store, are among 1,800 nationwide participating in an effort to make it easier for customers to send cash to the Red Cross and UNICEF for tsunami relief.
Safeway officials said that, this week, customers will be able to tell store cashiers if they wish to add money to their grocery bills as a donation the tsunami-relief efforts. The entire amount will be forwarded to the relief organizations, Safeway officials said. The Safeway Foundation plans to make a cash contribution to Red Cross and UNICEF, and will match the contributions of its employees.
celebrates fine wines
The Steamboat Winter Wine Showcase, from Jan. 27 to 29, celebrates international wines perfectly paired with gourmet. This winter wine event will highlight upper echelon and reserve wines, as well as some of Steamboat's most renowned restaurants.
There will be several events associated with the Steamboat Winter Wine Showcase. For more information about attending the event or tickets, call (877) 328-2783 or visit www.steamboatwinterwine.com.