Elbert County news in a hurry


Circus to visit library

The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus will perform at the Elizabeth Library, 651 W. Beverly St., at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. July 21. Advance tickets are $6 for children and $10 for adults; $7 and $13 at the door. Children under the age of 2 are admitted free.

Tickets are available at all Elbert County Library locations, Community Banks of Colorado in Kiowa and Elizabeth, and at the Viaero store in downtown Elizabeth. A portion of the ticket price benefits the Elbert County Library Foundation.

For more information and ticket location details, call the Elizabeth Library branch at 303-646-3416. The public is invited to watch the tent-raising at 10 a.m. July 21.

Firefighters charity shoot set

The 6th Annual Elizabeth Firefighters Community Foundation Charity Shoot will be held July 20 at Quail Run, 6852 Quail Run Circle, Road 27, in Kiowa. Competetion begins at 8 a.m. Individual shooters, as well as four-person teams, are welcome. For more information, contact Frank Fields at f.fields@elizabethfire.com or call 303-646-3800.

Memorial bricks for sale

Dedicated May 27, the new Elizabeth Veterans Memorial honors those who have served in the armed forces. The Elizabeth Veterans Memorial Fund, a nonprofit organization, is selling bricks to help complete and maintain the memorial.

Personalized bricks are available for a $150 donation and may be inscribed with the veteran’s name or other appropriate message. Each brick is limited to four lines with no more than 14 letters and spaces per line.

For more information, or to purchase a brick, call 720-300-4927 or visit http://evmf.webs.com.

Free lunches await kids, families

Kids and families are invited to enjoy a free Summer Sack-It! lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 15 at the Elizabeth United Methodist Church. Each lunch is packed with a nutritious sandwich, carrots, apple or orange, dessert pack and choice of water or juice drink. No reservations or forms are needed.

The church is located at 724 E. Kiowa Ave., #7, right next to WingNuttz. From Highway 86, turn south at the car wash. For more information, to donate food items, or to help with the lunches, call 303-646-1870.


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