News briefs for March 1
Children’s Health Fair this month in Routt County
The Children’s Health Fair will be held in various locations in Routt County this month. The fair is for children 4 months old to 5 years old and includes vision and hearing screening as well as tests in the areas of language, cognition and physical and social development. The fair is free to all participants.
The fair will be in South Routt on March 12 and 13. To make an appointment, call 736-2313. The fair will be in Steamboat Springs on March 19 and 20. To make an appointment, call 879-0391. The fair will be in Hayden on March 22. To make an appointment, call 286-3756.
Casino Night fundraiser at Grand Resort Hotel
The Family Development Center’s Casino Night fundraiser is from 7:30 to 11 p.m. April 7 at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel. There will be gaming, a cash bar, a silent auction and light appetizers. Admission costs $20 in advance or $25 at the door. All proceeds will benefit the FDC’s nonprofit organizations, including the Discovery Learning Center, the Child Care Network and the Newborn Network. Specifically, this year’s profits will help pay for a security system for the FDC facility at Village Drive and Walton Creek Road.
Anyone who wants to donate to the fundraiser or auction should call Tami Havener at 879-5973.
Lacrosse officials needed for spring season
Steamboat Spring High School is looking for anyone interested in officiating boys lacrosse this spring. Call the high school at 871-3695.
Hospice looking for fundraiser volunteers
Hospice and Palliative Care of Northwest Colorado is looking for volunteers to help with the 2007 Hospice Daffodils Fundraiser. If you are interested in assisting with pre-sales, wrapping, selling or delivering daffodils, call Diana Eilers at 871-7648. The Hospice Daffodil Fundraiser raises money to provide hospice care for terminally ill patients in the Yampa Valley.
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