Latest News – October 31

Last Day to Donate for Neighbors Food Drive

If you’re like most people, the images of the East Coast disasters bring up the desire to help. And you should.

It’s also a good opportunity for a gentle reminder of the local Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Drive. The program wraps up November 1 when organizer Mabel Bogeart will be out and about picking up the food and cash donations tomorrow afternoon.

Last week, Leadville Today caught up with Mabel and she reported that donations are down for the annual month-long program.

“Not too much food, but the money jars seem to be getting some cash,” said organizer Mabel Bogeart. One of the factors behind low food contributions could be the remodeling going on at the Safeway store and the “Going Out of Business Sale” at Sayer McKee. Food donation bins tend to get lost in the shuffle when shoppers are put out of their comfort zone.

“I have received a $100 donation from someone and another person left several big cans of veggies at Sayer McKee,” explained Bogeart.

Now in its 5th year, the food drive benefits the food banks at the Lake County Senior Center, St. George’s Church, Mountain View Presbyterian Church and Holy Family Parish.

Food drop offs are Safeway, Pueblo Bank and Trust, ALCO, Sayer & McKee, Saturday’s Discount Store. There are donation jars at all the banks in town, as well as at Saturday’s, Kum-n-Go (on Mt View) and Sayer & McKee. Or if you want to contact Mabel Bogeart directly, you can do so at the Public Works office: (719) 486-0259.

Maybe local residents could make an extra special push today. So, if your daily errands include shopping and/or banking, please consider a donation. Why not be a generous giver for Halloween? Thank you!

Happy Halloween!

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Trick or Treat Street & Haunted House Tonight!

Trick or Treat Street will be held on the first two hundred block of West 7th Street tonight starting at dusk. This is a great, safe way for Leadville kids to have the full trick or treat experience in a safe, family friendly environment. Most of the homes on these blocks generously participate but can always use extra candy donations. So, if you’re so inclined, please contact Full Circle.

The Stapleton Haunted Mansion (118 W. 7th St.) will be open Halloween Night, from 6 – 9 p.m. Come and get your spook on in a fun, safe environment located in an historic 1880s carriage house. Children 13 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $5 per person.

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