Steamboat Briefs: Salvation Army seeks bell ringers for holiday season

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The annual Salvation Army Bell Ringing campaign will begin the day after Thanksgiving to help those in need in Routt County. Recruitment of volunteer bell ringers is beginning for the four weeks leading up to Christmas. Anyone who would like to volunteer should call Pat Zabel at 879-0233. All but 10 percent of the Salvation Army funds collected will be distributed to those in need by LIFT-UP of Routt County. For more information, call 870-0727.

Cancer-fighting fundraiser makes plans for 2010

The fifth annual Steamboat Relay for Life is gearing up for the event to be held July 23 and 24. Organizers are recruiting for these committee positions: team development, event co-chair, sponsorship co-chair, silent auction co-chair and survivor co-chair.  If you would like more information about these committee opportunities, information about forming a team for the 2010 Relay or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Susan McIntosh at constrmci84@aol.com or 879-8831.

Mainstreet group seeks Santa House sponsors

Mainstreet Steamboat Springs is seeking sponsors for the Santa House and Santa for Steamboat during the holiday season. The Santa House will be moved to the courthouse lawn in time for the Light Up the Night event held every year on the Friday after Thanks­giving. Santa will be available that evening from 6 p.m. In addition, if we raise the funds, Santa will be available to receive Christmas requests from good little children from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday from Thanksgiving until the Saturday before Christmas. If you are in­­terested in helping to raise the $1,000 needed to sponsor Santa and his house, donations in any amount would be appreciated. All sponsors giving more than $250 will be acknowledged at the Santa House and in a thank you ad after the Merry Mainstreet event.

United Way coordinating effort to assist families

Routt County United Way is coordinating our community’s annual effort to assist families and people in need during the holiday season. If you or someone you know could benefit from this program, or to get information about helping out, call Routt County United Way at 879-5605.

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