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How the West was Fun
Eagle’s signature celebration — Flight Days — is only a couple of weeks away.
The theme for this year’s revelries is “How the West was Fun” in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Eagle County Fair and Rodeo. With that in mind, start thinking about a costume for your baby or your pet and start planning an entry for the Flight Days parade.
The action get under way at 5 p.m. Friday, June 27 with the baby contest and pet show. Music by SomeTown follows at 6 p.m. and Denver-base band Raising Cain will perform at 8 p.m.
Saturday begins with the Lions Club pancake breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. with the parade down Broadway at 10 a.m. The afternoon activities include a children’s craft tent, horseshoe tournament, silent auction, pie bake-off, kickball, kids strider races, karaoke and more. Sunday rounds out the festivities with a 5K walk/run and a the talent show. As always, vendor and food booths will be set up around Eagle Town Park.
Registration is open now for the Flight Days parade. Entry fee is $10. To register email email@example.com or stop by Eagle Town Hall for a parade registration form.
Flight Days auction
Speaking of Flight Days, the organizing committee is seeking donations for the annual Flight Days Silent Auction.
This year the fund-raiser will be a silent auction on Saturday, June 28 at the Eagle Town Park from noon to 1 p.m. Auction items in the past have ranged from rounds of golf to a guided fly fishing trip, to lodging packages.
All proceeds from the auction directly off-set the expenses associated with the annual town celebration. Last year’s auction raised approximately $5,000 which is roughly one-third of the Flight Days operating expenses.
If you would like to donate an item for the auction, please contact Rick Beveridge at 970-328-7444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hike with Elected Officials Friday
Join elected officials from the Vail Town Council, Eagle Town Board and the Eagle County Board of Commissioners for a leisurely hike on Vail Mountain beginning at 4 p.m. Friday, June 13.
The group will meet at the base of Gondola One in Vail Village and will hike to Mid-Vail via the service road. The group will then download and will gather for refreshments at Vendetta’s Restaurant in Vail Village. No lift ticket is required for this activity.
Friday’s hike is a continuation of a series of informal gatherings that have been taking place during the past year. The snow riding, mountain biking and hiking activities have allowed elected officials to enjoy the outdoors and connect with community members while networking with their government counterparts outside the confines of a traditional public meeting.
No RSVPs are needed to take part in the hike. Participants simply need to meet in Vail Village and assume responsibility for water and any additional hiking provisions as well as the cost of an after-hike refreshment. An intermediate hiking ability level is advised.
For more information, contact Vail Town Council member Greg Moffet at email@example.com, or Eagle Mayor Yuri Kostick at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Eagle County Commissioner Kathy Chandler-Henry at email@example.com.
Bimmers on Broadway
For true BMW aficionados, the term “Bimmers” refers to their cars and the term “Beemers” refers to the company’s motorcycles. So Eagle did not make a typo when it announced the “Bimmers on Broadway” event for Wednesday, June 18.
More than 150 vintage and custom BMWs will be on display along Eagle’s main street from 4 to 6 p.m. June 18 as part of a multiple day event planned at Beaver Creek. Beginning around 3 p.m. Broadway will be closed to vehicle and bicycle traffic, but pedestrians are welcome to stroll around downtown to see the high-end cars.
A golden Ticket
If you received this edition of the Free Enterprise in a home delivery package, make sure you carefully check out every page because you may have a Golden Ticket.
Each week, the Free Enterprise randomly slips a Golden Ticket voucher — which can be redeemed at the Enterprise office for a gift card from a local restaurant or business — inside one of its home delivery newspapers. The lucky reader can use the certificate at his or her leisure, but we would love to hear from winners and include a photo in the paper.
If you find a certificate inside your Free Enterprise, congratulations from us and please let us know by calling Pam Boyd at 970-328-6656 Ext. 4 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone who is currently receiving home delivery of the Free Enterprise, but would prefer not to have the newspaper delivered can contact David Hakes at 970-748-2976.
The annual McCoy Old/New Timers picnic is slated for Father’s Day, June 15, at the McCoy Community Building. The event will begin at 10:15 a.m. with a church service planned at 10:30 a.m. A potluck picnic is planned at noon. Hamburgers bratwurst, drinks and table service will be provided and participants should bring a salad, side dish or dessert to share. Contests and prizes are planned and all are welcome. To learn more or to help out with the event, contact Rose at 970-653-4483 or Edith at 970-653-9691.
Open up your schedule on Saturday, June 14, for the 4th Annual Gypsum Creek Sprint Triathlon, and Friday, June 20 for the Gypsum Creek Neon Dash 5K. Both events promise to be a fun, inexpensive family experience. For more information, email Scott Ruff at email@example.com.