Briefs, Oct. 12, 2010

Frame Depot event to help food bank

Frame Depot will have its sixth annual Framing For Food event from Friday to Oct. 30 at 529 Bogart Lane, with donations going to the Food Bank of the Rockies.

For each can or item of nonperishable food customers bring in, Frame Deport will offer a $1 gift certificate that can be redeemed from Oct. 15 to Jan. 31. The maximum gift certificates allowed per customer will be $100.

Call Claudine Bogart at 245-6999 or go to for information.

Restaurant helping Kids Aid on Friday

Texas Roadhouse will open for a $10 lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday to benefit Kids Aid/The Backpack Program.

Purchase tickets in advance at Roman Family Chiropractic, 243-8896, or Canyon View Vineyard Church. The lunch menu will feature a pulled pork sandwich, baked beans and a Caesar salad,  and a fountain drink or tea. Go to for information.

Training set for court appointed advocates

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Mesa County will begin its fall volunteer training classes Oct. 19.

Classes will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Bank of Colorado, 200 Grand Ave., in the lower level. Call Phil at the CASA office, 242-4191, for information.

County officials’ coffee Friday in Palisade

The next Mesa County Coffee will be from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mumzel’s Coffee shop, 101 W. Third St., Palisade.

County Commissioners Steve Acquafresca and Craig Meis, Sheriff Stan Hilkey, Assessor Barbara Brewer, Clerk and Recorder Janice Rich and state Rep. Steve King, R-Grand Junction, will be there for discussion and questions. Call 244-1640 for information.

Food bank assembling holiday boxes

CEDAREDGE — The Surface Creek Community Services food bank is seeking financial donations for the purchase of holiday boxes for distribution to families in December.

Each food box will contain a ham or turkey, potatoes, sweet potatoes vegetables and a pie. Cost for each box is about $38. Any proceeds in excess of the total needed will go toward the purchase of rolls, margarine, milk and eggs. Donations of oranges or grapefruits also will go into the holiday boxes.

Donations can be sent before Nov. 26 to Surface Creek Community Services, Holiday Dinner Fund, P.O. Box 963, Cedaredge 81413.

Volunteers also are needed to assemble and deliver the boxes.

Call Lisa Pinel, 856-7672, for information.

Benefits card helps food-aid clients

A food assistance benefits card helped 190 local people buy fresh produce at this summer’s American National Bank Farmers Market.

The Quest Card, funded through a 2009 LiveWell grant, can be used by low-income people receiving food assistance through the Mesa County Department of Human Services to buy fruit and vegetables that would otherwise have to be paid for with cash in most cases at the market.


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