Laurie Hallenbeck: Around the County for Nov. 27
November 26, 2011
■ Sincere condolences to the family of Mary Williams, who passed away Thursday. A service is pending.
■ Happy birthday wishes to Amber Schneider, Carol Camilletti, Brandon Dorr and Sharon Johnson.
■ Happy anniversary wishes to Mike and Angela Letlow and Sandy and Jerry Delay.
■ Jennifer Epp traveled home from New York to spend Thanksgiving with her family. She celebrated Thanksgiving with her folks, Grandma Marilyn and the Kurt Frentress family.
■ The Troy Boyer family traveled to Denver for Thanksgiving. The Terry Powers family also traveled to Denver for the holiday.
Congratulations to Aubree Haskins, who was chosen by the Colorado Coaches of Girls All State to play volleyball in Arvada. Aubree played on Nov. 20.
■ Colorado Northwest Community College still is taking registrations for the Using Facebook for Business class at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hayden Public Library. Call Lindsay at 970-276-7291 to register.
■ The Hayden Holiday Strolls are back by popular demand on Friday, Saturday, Dec. 8 and 9. Businesses will be open late on those evenings for your shopping pleasure. On Dec. 9 there will be a bonfire at Yampa Valley Feeds from 5 to 7 p.m. There also will be children's holiday crafts and treats.
■ The Haven Assisted Living Center will have its Open House Christmas Party at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Everybody is welcome.
■ The Hayden Middle School boys basketball team will play at home at 4:30 p.m. Thursday against West Grand.
■ The annual Friends of the Christmas Tree Auction is Dec. 4 at the Routt County Fairgrounds. The doors open at 1 p.m., and the auction starts at 1:30 p.m. Bid on homemade items to decorate your home or office. Proceeds support nonprofit organizations in Routt and Moffat counties. Refreshments will be served.
■ The Hayden Chamber meets at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Hayden Public Library. The meeting is open to Chamber members as well as those who might like to join the Chamber.
South Routt news
Please stop by the Doak Walker Care Center and say hello to Lee Willman, who is residing there for a short time.
South Routt news
■ Joan Gibbs spent Nov. 19 at the Yampa Craft Fair. She was selling items for the Routt County CattleWomen's scholarship fund. She was joined by Heather Stirling and Deb Bourney, of Hayden, later in the day.
■ Joanne Lombardi had a family reunion Saturday. Fifty-five family members attended the reunion held in the basement of the Catholic church. Family members from Nebraska, Denver, Grand Junction and Glenwood Springs attended.
■ The Pie Lombardi family had Thanksgiving at their home. Toni, Tatum and Pie were home to help celebrate, along with Gretchen Hayes, Mary Louise Lombardi, the Shawn Hayes family and friends Steven Meade and Bryan.
■ The Richard Villa family had a Thanksgiving gathering with the Troy Brookshire family, the Dennis Hallenbeck family, the Keith Villa family, Carl and Rita Herold, Jim and Nita Naugle, Ed Farmington, Thelma Bell, Blaze Silengo and Geoff and Donna Peters.
■ The Phippsburg Community Center is having its Christmas sale, so head on over there on Thursdays and get a Christmas gift or decoration for your home.
■ The Historical Society will raffle off its Western-themed quilt to raise funds for worthy causes. The drawing is Dec. 10 during the Holiday Festival. Tickets are available to purchase at the Tracks and Trails Museum.
On this day in history
In 1910, the Pennsylvania Station, or Penn Station, was opened to the public. In 1940, Bruce Lee was born. In 1966, popular songs were "You Keep Me Hangin' On" by the Supremes and "Good Vibrations" by the Beach Boys. In 1977, John Travolta became a superstar in "Saturday Night Fever."