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Briefs: Camp 911 is June 13

Special to the DailyCamp 911, which aims to teach kids how to handle emergencies safely, is June 13 in Avon and June 20 in Gypsum.

AVON ” Two sessions of Camp 911, which aims to teach kids age nine to 11 about safety and how to handle emergencies, will be held in the coming weeks.

The first session is June 13 at Avon Elementary School and the second is June 20 at the Gypsum Recreation Center. Both sessions, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., are free.

Activities will include water safety and rescue, 911 dispatch, first aid, traffic and fire safety as well as self- defense and personal protection.

Campers must pre-register with either the Avon Recreation Center at 748-4060 or Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District at 777-8888. For more information, call Cathy McRory at Eagle County Ambulance District, 926-5270.

Participating agencies include Eagle County Health Service District, Eagle Police Department, Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District, Avon Police Department, Eagle River Fire Protection District, Vail Fire and Emergency Services, Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Vail Police Department, Greater Eagle Fire Protection District, Gypsum Fire Protection District, Western Eagle County Ambulance District, Vail Public Safety and Communications Center, Colorado State Patrol and Flight for Life, Eagle County Public Safety’s Prevention Committee and the Vail Valley Medical Center.

DENVER ” Two local teams ” the Yah Yahs from Colorado Mountain Express and the Mountain Madames from LifeLines Personal Training ” will walk in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Denver on June 23 and June 24.

The walk is noncompetitive and raises money for breast cancer research.

The Avon Walk Denver is one of eight weekend walks taking place around the country in 2007 that offers participants the choice of completing a marathon (26.2 miles) or a marathon and a half (39.3 miles) over a weekend.

Each walker commits to raising at least $1,800 in donations, and each Avon Walk attracts several thousand participants from across the country.

Together the Yah Yahs and Mountain Madams have pledged to raise $18,800. To date they have raised over $10,000 and are planning two more events.

On June 16 and 17, Edwards Station is hosting a car wash, where $5 of every wash will be donated to the walkers. Another fundraiser, Beers for Boobs is at Loaded Joe’s in Avon, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., June 20.

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WASHINGTON D.C. ” Jackie Crumb of Avon and Glen Miller of Eagle are attending the 10th annual Allard Capital Conference, hosted by Sen. Wayne Allard this week in Washington D.C.

During the conference, Crumb, a nurse, and Miller, a farmer, car wash owner and real estate manager, will meet with members of the Bush Administration and members of Congress, including Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns, and Senators Lamar Alexander, Chuck Hagel, Ted Kennedy, Mitch McConnell, Ken Salazar and John Warner.

Also addressing the conference will be Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of the Cook Political Report; U.S. Senate Historian Richard Baker; Fred Barnes, executive editor of the Weekly Standard; and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

For more information, visit Allard’s Web site at:

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