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Break out the flour, sugar and rolling pins.

It’s time again for the Flight Days Bake-Off contest on Saturday, June 25 at Eagle Town Park.

Entries must be submitted by 10 a.m. (before the parade starts) at the Bake-Off tent in the park. Cash prizes and ribbons will be given for the winning entries. Contest entries will be sold at a bake sale, starting at noon.



People of all ages are invited. Categories include cakes, cookies, bar cookies, quick breads and muffins, pies (no cream pies, please), yeast bread and rolls, and candy. There will be a separate division for children 12 and under.

People entering candy or cookies should bring one or two dozen cookies for the bake sale. Bring a separate plate with just three samples of each entry for the judges.



After the judging, the contest entries will be sold a bake sale to benefit the Eagle County Senior Citizens.

For more information, call Mary Lou Croisant, 328-7866.

After a day of Navajo tacos and lemonade, there’s nothing like a good run.



The Western Eagle Valley Rotary Club and several other sponsors will host the 16th annual Run for the Future on Sunday, June 29. The 10K and 5K runs raise money for youth activities and scholarships in Eagle County.

This year’s 5K run and walk start at 7:30 a.m. The 10K run starts at 8:15 a.m., with a 1K fun run beginning at 9:15 a.m.

The 5K and 10K runs and walk start in downtown Eagle and wind through Eagle Ranch, looping back to downtown. There will be some vehicle traffic on the course. The 1K Fun Run is a loop course starting and finishing downtown.

The awards ceremony starts at 9:30 a.m. in front of First American Heritage Title Company on Broadway. The first three places in each category will win awards, and all entrants receive a commemorative T-shirt. Categories are ages 13 and under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+. Overall winners will also win awards. Participants in the 1K Fun Run will receive ribbons only.

Fun Run participants will receive ribbons only. All participants will be eligible for a drawing of prizes from sponsors.

Advance registration is encouraged, and is $20. Race-day registration is $25 and starts at 6:30 a.m. Runners can register in person at Alpine Bank locations in Eagle and Gypsum, or at race headquarters, Maximum Fitness in Eagle-Vail. Mail-in forms are available at Gart Sports in Avon, Glenwood Springs and Dillon, the Athlete’s Foot in Glenwood and the Avon Recreation Center. Race packets for mail-ins will be available at the race site on race day.

As the name implies, the Eagle County Volunteer Center is one helpful group.

The county’s main volunteer organization will be at Flight Days in Eagle this weekend, being helpful and doing a little recruiting on the side.

The volunteers ” more of which are needed, by the way ” will be passing out information about mosquitoes, as well as bug-repellent wipes, to people at Flight Days parade on Saturday.

Volunteers are needed to pass out wipes on Saturday, June 25 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., or from 5 ” 7 p.m.

Those who help will receive an Eagle County Volunteers fanny pack or T-shirt.

To learn more, call 328-8843.-


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