Local guys do good
Scott Ligouri, a sophomore at Coe College, and Nicholas Spanel of Avon, a junior, kicked some serios grass as part of their college’s Kohawk men’s soccer team. Ligouri, the son of Jill Winberg and Gennaro Ligouri, is a 2002 graduate of Battle Mountain High School.
Spanel, the son of Jeffery Spanel and Claudia Nelson, is a 2001 graduate of Battle Mountain High School.
The men’s soccer team is coached by Brad Stiles who has been at
Coe as head men’s soccer coach for three years.
Ring in the Holidays
The Vail Valley Salvation Army needs you to help ring the Salvation Army bells during the holiday season. The money pays for the Salvation Army food pantry, holiday food basket program and the emergency assistance fund. They’ll be ringing bells in Avon, Vail, Edwards, Minturn, Gypsum and Eagle. Get your group involved. They’ll be ringing Nov. 28-Dec. 24. Call 926-3704.
Adopt A Family
Help sponsor a family in need this holiday season. The Vail Valley Salvation Army is seeking host families to sponsor less fortunate families. You provide toys, clothing and household necessities to families who cannot afford the luxury of Christmas this season. New toys and used clothing collected during Salvation Army drives are available to host families at the Holiday Cabin, to help keep the program costs affordable. Family sizes range from single parent to large extended families. Call the Salvation Army at 926-3704.
Broadway With Attitude
Local luminaries Beth Swearingen, Lori Kay Brassfield and Mercedes Dauphanais are presenting an evening of musical indulgence. On Dec. 4, they’re presenting Broadway With Attitude at the Beaver Creek Chapel. Tickets are $50 and all the money goes to Saint Clare of Assisi School and Vail Christian High School. Call 479-1272, buy tickets at Saint Clare’s, or get them the night of the show.
Eye on Everest
Just in time for Christmas and the adventurer on your list, the critically acclaimed Everest film “Farther Than the Eye Can See” has now been released on DVD and VHS. It chronicles the Everest summit by blind climber Erik Weinhenmayer and his guide and local guy Eric Alexander. It’s $25 which includes shipping and handling. Send the order to Higher Summits/Eric Alexander, PO Box 6102, Vail, CO 81658-6102, or oder online at http://www.highersummits.com. The film won the “Best of Festival” Award at the Taos Mountain Film Festival, and played to another standing ovation at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills.
Walk for Good
There’s a one-mile benefit walk for hunger relief in Tanzania, Thanksgiving morning in Eagle. Meet 10:30 a.m. at Eagle Town Park where donations will be accepted to purchase maize, the primary food source in Tanzania. The actual walk begins at 11 a.m. Participants can purchase replica bag of maize for $17 as Christmas tree ornaments. That money will buy a 220-pound bag of maize, which will feed one Tanzanian family for a month. If you can’t attend, send money to First Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 391, Gypsum, CO 81637. Please note “Prayer Walk” in the memo portion of the check.