Town Talk for Nov. 25, 2002
Services for Ralph E. Davis, Jr., one of Vail’s pioneers who died at the Vail Valley Medical Center Nov. 13, will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25 at the Vail Interfaith Chapel, with Rev. Brooks Keith officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in memory of Ralph E. Davis, Jr. to Mountain Hospice (attn: Lynn Hoehn) or the Harold W. and Mary Louise Shaw Regional Cancer Center, c/o Vail Valley Medical Center, P.O. Box 40,000, Vail, Co. 81658.
VMS Holiday Dinner Dance and Auction
The Vail Mountain School’s 27th annual holiday dinner and auction, “A Starry November Night with a Hot and Spicy Beat” takes place at 6 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek. Mark your calendar for an evening of salsa dancing, martini madness, and wild, crazy bidding. Tickets are $100 per person if purchased before Nov. 21. Call Peggy Weiskittel at the school 476-3850 to reserve.
Be a special volunteer
The good folks who run the Special Olympics are looking for volunteers to work with our local Special Olympics athletes at Sunday trainings. You’ll be on duty January and February for alpine, snowshoe, and someone to guide a sit skier. They’ll train you. Snowshoe practices are flexible. They’re also looking for volunteers for the swim team. Sign up right now. For more info please call Donna at 949-6647.
God loves a Harley
The Eagle Valley Christian Academy (EVCA) is providing academic excellence for pre-K through 8th grade, and now wants to help provide automotive excellence. That’s why they’re conducting a raffling off a Harley-Davidson motorcycle FXSTC Softail Custom in creampuff condition ($17,000 value). Second prize is a vacation package at Big Horn Resort in Wyoming ($1,000 value), and third prize is for a custom piece of Alpine Gold Jewelry, Beaver Creek ($450 value). Tickets are being sold at the school on Highway 6 in Eagle-Vail (Vail Bible Church), the Minturn Market and various other venues. You can also get tickets by mailing a check or money order to EVCA, PO Box 1980, Avon, CO 81620.
Ticket prices are $30 for one or $150 for a six-pack. The drawing will be
held at the school on Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Toys for Tots needs you
Christmas in the Eagle River Valley is a difficult time for many families. Please help out by donating a $10 toy, game or appropriate gift for a child or teen. Cash donations are deposited in a Toys for Tots Toy Fund. Local businesses and organizations are encouraged to involve employees by asking for donations at company parties. You can drop off donations at City Market, Safeway, Columbine Market, the Eagle Pharmacy, all local banks, or any emergency service agency. Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army will make certain that deserving youth in the valley will receive your gifts. For details or more information, call the Salvation Army, any emergency service agency, or Toys for Tots chairman, Nick Frenze at 524-7705.