Steamboat briefs: Olympic ornament to be sold Saturday and Sunday

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Members of the Kiwanis Club of Steamboat Springs will be at Steamboat’s grocery stores from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday selling two versions of their commemorative 2010 Christmas tree ornaments, including one decorated with a picture of the four Nordic combined Olympic silver medal winners.

The ornament bears the images of Olympic medalists Brett Camerota, Todd Lodwick, Johnny Spillane and Billy Demong. A second ornament is 10green and is decorated with a photograph of the historic More Barn with a hot air balloon drifting behind it.

The price for each ornament is $7, and proceeds benefit programs for youths and seniors in the community.

Sears to donate part of proceeds to United Way

Sears, 2851 Riverside Plaza, is holding a “Give with Your Heart” sale Saturday. Sears will donate 2 percent of net sales proceeds to Routt County United Way. The store also encourages customers to assist other families in need by bringing in nonperishable items for the LIFT-UP Food Bank. Those who donate also can ask for the Holiday Heart Special, according to a news release.

Holiday Wishes Program is seeking gift donations

Routt County United Way again is sponsoring the Community Holiday Wishes Program to help families and individuals who need a little bit of “good will.” Those who want to adopt a child, adult or family or make a donation can call 970-879-5605.

Library to train storytellers as part of Spellbinders

Spellbinders is a national nonprofit organization composed of intergenerational volunteers trained in oral storytelling for children. After attending a mandatory two-day training workshop, volunteers will be assigned a elementary classroom to visit once a month during the school year. This volunteer opportunity is a large time commitment, consisting of eight to 10 hours per month reading, learning, and telling stories.

The next training workshop is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 16 and Jan. 23 at Bud Werner Memorial Library. The cost is $75; the fee is waived if you complete the training and sign a commitment contract to tell stories in the schools at least six times per school year. To register, e-mail Sarah Kostin at skostin@steamboatlibrary.org or call 970-879-0240, ext. 314.

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