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The Vail Valley Medical Center Foundation’s 22nd Annual Family Dinner Dance was the setting for the Volunteer Corp to receive the “Distinguished Service Award.”

They are the first recipients of the award, which was established two years ago by the Vail Valley Medical Center Board of Directors. The Distinguished Service Award was created to honor an individual or organization that has demonstrated exemplary commitment and service to Vail Valley Medical Center.

Ed O’Brien, Chairman of the VVMC board of directors, presented the award. Accepting on behalf of the Volunteer Corp was Magda Vossler, president, accompanied by long-time volunteers Helga Pulis and Jean Tally.

In addition to operating the VVMC Hospital Gift Shop, the Volunteer Corp provides assistance in the Patient Care Unit, the Emergency departments of the hospital, Beaver Creek, Keystone, and Breckenridge, the EagleCARE Clinic, Medical Records and the Volunteer Desks at the Hospital in Vail and Shaw Regional Cancer Center in Edwards.

The Volunteer Corp logs thousands of hours of service and over the course of their service, they have donated almost $500,000 to Vail Valley Medical Center.

Hammerin’ with habitat

Habitat for Humanity’s Massive Garage Sale is 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1. There’s no way to give you directions, so just drive to Eagle on the appointed day and follow the signs. They have lots of plumbing fixtures and fittings, electrical fittings and fixtures, bedding, appliances, and a bunch of household items. They had a garage sale in October, which set new outdoor records for putting people together with cool stuff. Call 748-6718 for more info.

They’re also collecting used hammers to build houses, which is what Habitat for Humanity does. To donate your used hammers, bring “em to the garage sale, along with your check book.

You are officially old

Just in case you weren’t feeling too old today, this will certainly change things. Each year the staff at Beloit College in Wisconsin puts together a list to try to give the faculty a sense of the mindset of this year’s incoming freshmen. Here’s this year’s list:

– The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were born in 1983. They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up.

– Their lifetime has always included AIDS.

– Bottle caps have always been screw off and plastic.

– The CD was introduced the year they were born.

– They have always had an answering machine.

– They have always had cable.

– They cannot fathom not having a remote control.

– Jay Leno has always been on the Tonight Show.

– Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.

– They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.

– They can’t imagine what hard contact lenses are.

– They don’t know who Mork was or where he was from.

– They never heard: “Where’s the Beef?”, “I’d walk a mile for a Camel”, or

“de plane Boss, de plane”.

– They do not care who shot J. R. and have no idea who J. R. even is.

– McDonald’s never came in Styrofoam containers.

– They don’t have a clue how to use a typewriter.

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