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Copper Mountain student studies abroad

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Kids from the Family Learning Center receivd thousands of dollars in scholarships from last year's Vail Valley Wine Auction. The auction also raises money for Vail Rotary Clubs, Colorado Mountain College and the Colorado Restaurant Association Education Foundation. Last year, all those groups received about $18,000 each. Organizers hope to raise even more this year, so don't miss the Wine Auction on Saturday, Nov. 19!

Albert LeGaye, a Dartmouth College student in the class of 2007 from Copper Mountain and a 2003 Vail Mountain School graduate, is studying Spanish in Madrid during the fall 2005 term (September through December) as part of the college’s Foreign Study Program.LeGaye is the son of Copper Mountain resident Sally Husson.Looking for Christmas donations

Operation Christmas Child is a program several local churches are participating in this week, collecting little stuff to send to kids all over the world over the Christmas season.Several churches in the past have participated in the program. They still are. But this year, the Calvary Chapel office on Metcalf Road in Avon is the central collection point.Scott Hixon of Calvary Chapel has just returned to the valley from a mission trip to Mexico. From talking to kids there, he learned they need pens, pencils, colored markers, paper … almost anything they can use to write or read.”Of course, they love yo-yos, marbles, Matchbox or Hot Wheels, Barbies,” Hixon said.Those little things that mean so much are stuffed in shoe boxes, or something like them, and sent to individual children from Mexico to the Sudan to Indonesia.

The folks at Calvary Chapel hope to fill 500 boxes this year. To help those who want to help but are short of shoe boxes, the church has bought 100 reusable plastic boxes that people can take, fill and return.”Of course, in America, we all think bigger is better,” Hixon said. “But they don’t redistribute stuff from boxes. So instead of one big box, we need smaller boxes.”Operation Christmas Child is sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham.The Calvary Chapel office will be collecting boxes, and stuff to fill boxes, this week. The hours are:Monday: noon-8 p.m.

Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.Friday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.Nov. 21: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.To learn more, call Calvary Chapel at 748-1103.Vail, Colorado

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