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Allen Knox

Ryan and Trista will be in the spotlight once again on Friday, December 12, as a double date with the newlyweds will headline the list of items up for grabs in The Youth Foundation’s 2nd Annual Radio Auction. Dubbed “Making Waves For Youth”, the funds generated from the all-day on-air auction will be utilized to help fund the group’s numerous programs and projects throughout Eagle and Lake counties. The auction will run from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on KZYR, 97.7 FM. In addition, auction items will also include a private wine tasting party, complete with live jazz entertainment; a Vail Resorts 5 Resort restricted season ski pass; four tickets in the Gallegos Suite for the February 16 Colorado Avalanche game with the Vancouver Canucks, a comprehensive financial plan from AXA Advisors and four tickets to the 2004 Grand Prix of Denver from George Gillett. Auction items will also feature services, in-cluding massages, personal training, private yoga session, video golf lesson and a makeover.A full day of bidding on auction items can work up quite a thirst so the Youth Foundation, KZYR and the Gore Range Brewery are teaming up with a post party at the brewery. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., they will be broadcasting live from the Gore Range Brewery in Edwards, with several of the more prominent items targeted for live bidding, including the double date with Ryan and Trista. The “Making Waves Post Party” is scheduled to run until 6:30 p.m. For more details, call 926-8905. Riverwalk in Edwards will be hosting a “Winter-fest” celebration featuring Santa, carriage rides, carolers and choirs on Saturday and Sunday, December 13-14, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days. There will also be a holiday spirits party from 6 to 7 p.m. on Saturday only, plus a silent auction of beautiful Christmas trees decorated by local charities. Free underground parking. Experience the magic of Christmas in a special setting this Christmas season. Peter Vavra and Pat Hamilton will be presenting their annual holiday concert at the Beaver Creek Chapel next Friday, December 19, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 at the door and all proceeds benefit the Vail Valley Salvation Army. Ring the Bells with Us! The Vail Valley Salvation Army needs your assistance helping ring the Salvation Army bells during the holiday season. Funds raised go towards the Salvation Army Food Pantry, Holiday Food Basket Program and the Emergency Assistance Pro-gram. We will be ringing the bells in Avon, Vail, Edwards, Minturn, Gypsum and Eagle. Have your group or organi-zation consider volunteering for this community project through December 24. Your support is greatly needed and appreciated. Please call 926-3704 to volunteer. The popular Budweiser StreetBeat concerts are un-derway and next Wednesday, December 17, enjoy a no holds-barred, unpredictable show by the “Dirty Dozen Brass Band.” All shows are free and begin at 6 p.m. at Checkpoint Charlie in Vail regardless of weather. There will be weekly prizes provided by generous sponsors and register for the “local’s grand prize” which is a BMW X3 and will be awarded during the April 14 concert. To register, you must be a current resident of Eagle or Lake Counties. This is a project of the Vail Valley Foundation. For more information, call 949-1999. On Saturday, December 20, at 6 p.m., Gerald R. Ford and his family will once again celebrate the holiday season in Vail at the 30th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Part-time Vail resident and former president Ford, who turned 90 this summer, will light Vail’s signature tree during the town’s traditional holiday ceremony. Techni-cians from the Town of Vail have already begun to adorn the 40-foot tree, affectionately known as ‘Jerry’s Tree,’ with thousands of colored lights. The ceremony will also include holiday wishes from local dignitaries, musical performances, caroling and will culminate in the lighting of the tree. For more information, please contact Laurie at 376-3756 or laurie@vailartsfestival.com The Vail Valley Salvation Army’s annual Holiday Food Basket Program will be held next Saturday, December 20, at Avon Elementary School and the United Methodist Church in Eagle from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are needed to assemble and deliver food baskets. Drivers are always needed! Volunteers are urged to bring boxes to assemble food baskets if possible. They need your help to make this event happen. For additional information, please call 926-3704. Help sponsor a family in need this holiday season! The Vail Valley Salvation Army is seeking host families to sponsor less fortunate families this holiday season. Host families help 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 sponsored drives are available to host families at our Holiday Cabin to keep the program costs affordable. Family sizes range from single parent to large extended families. Individuals and group organizations are urged to call The Salvation Army at 926-3704. You’re invited to join the Vail Community Chorale when they present their annual Christmas program on Monday, December 22, at 7:30 p.m. at the Vail Interfaith Chapel. This great family tradition sing-a-long is free and is under the direction of David Kramer.deliver food baskets. Drivers are always needed! Volunteers are urged to bring boxes to assemble food baskets if possible. They need your help to make this event happen. For more information, call 926-3704. The Town of Gypsum is taking nominations for the best holiday light displays within the community. The contest will again recognize the top displays in Gypsum’s residential neighborhoods and commercial areas. Judging will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. on December 18. Winners and honor-ees from six areas of town will be selected: Eagle River Estates/ Willowstone; Old Town West of Second Street; Old Town East of Second Street; Gypsum Estates/ Buckhorn Valley; Red Hill and Cotton Ranch/Horse Pasture/Chat-field Corners. To make a nomination, call the Town of Gypsum at 524-7514 during regular business hours. The nomination deadline is December 16. Help sponsor a family in need this holiday season! The Vail Valley Salvation Army is seeking host families to sponsor less fortunate families this holiday season. Host families help 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 sponsored drives are available to host families at our Holiday Cabin to keep the program costs affordable. Family sizes range from single parent to large extended families. Individuals and group organizations are urged to call The Salvation Army at 926-3704. You’re invited to join the Vail Community Chorale when they present their annual Christmas program on Monday, December 22, at 7:30 p.m. at the Vail Interfaith Chapel. This great family tradition sing-a-long is free and is under the direction of David Kramer. Every Tuesday and Wednesday, there is Story Hour held at the Vail Public Library. 10 a.m. for toddlers and 11 a.m. for preschoolers. For details, call Ann at 479-2186.


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