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Community News

  • Food and Clothing Bank a well-loved asset to community

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    If you are struggling to survive, the Fort Lupton Food and Clothing Bank helps Southern Weld county communities that are in need of emergency food and clothing. Every month, hundreds of veterans, seniors, children and families receive food and clothing to have a better quality of life.

    Dean Rydal, who has been volunteering for five years, puts together all the care boxes and is handy with a hammer in helping with repairs and building.

  • Holiday packages for deployed veterans. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 16

    The Front Range chapter of the National Combat Veterans Motorcycle Auxiliary is asking for names and addresses of deployed military personnel to send shipments of holiday packages.

    Only 50 submission will be considered due to limited funding. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 16. Monetary donations are also excepted to offset supplies and shipping. The group sent 50 large priority packages overseas last year at a cost of $800 for shipping and $750 for supplies.

    This year, the goal is to increase the volume. Call Carol Peters at 970-302-2426.

  • Trick or treat chance Oct 31

    Come trick or treat at Patriot Well Solutions, 15549 state Highway 52, Fort Lupton, starting at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. Call 720-538-3022.

     Fort Lupton’s Trick or Treat Street (along Denver Avenue between Third and Fifth streets) runs from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31.

    There will be music, games, inflatables, a costume contest, prizes and, of course, candy.

  • Painting pumpkins

    Bring the kids to Barr Lake State Park, 13401 Picadilly Road, Brighton, starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.

    It’ll be a chance to learn about the contents of a pumpkin before you paint your unique jack-o’-lantern for Halloween. The first 25 pumpkins are free donated by Mazzotti Gardens.

  • Haunted hayride Oct. 27

    The Fort Lupton Recreation Center’s haunted hayride runs from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Pearson Park, U.S. Highway 85 and state Highway 52. Cost is $4. Visit www.fortluptonco.gov.

  • Halloween Spooktacular Oct. 26

    Fort Lupton’s recreation center, 203 S. Harrison Ave., is the scene for this year’s Halloween Spooktacular from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26.

    It’s for kids of all ages who want to be involved in face painting, cookie decorating, prizes and snacks. It’s free. Call 303-857-4200.

  • Veterans’ mental health first-aid training Oct. 25

    The Military and Veterans Module of the Mental Health First Aid class will be available at no charge from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Bison Ridge Recreation Center, 13905 E. 122th Ave. in Commerce City.

    The specialized version of the eight-hour MHFA course is designed to focus on cultural factors related to military life. The training teaches how to identify risk factors faced by many service members and their families, such as trauma – both mental and physical – stress and depression. 

  • Legal resource day Oct. 24

    The Colorado Judicial Department will offer free assistance to those who are representing themselves in court, have questions about estate planning, family law and landlord-tenant issues, among other items. The program runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 915 10th St., Greeley,

    Volunteer lawyers and others will teach the sessions to help people navigate their way through the court system. Call 720-625-5811.

  • Medicare changes

    Here’s a chance to learn more about Medicare and get answers to questions.

    It runs from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Fort Lupton Public Library, 425 S. Denver Ave. No cost or obligation. For accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings call 720-626-6524, TTY 711.

  • Kids flu shots

    Here’s a chance for youngsters to get their flu shots. It’s from 4:30 to 6 p.m. (by appointment) Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Platte Valley Medical Center, 1600 Prairie Center Parkway, Brighton. Call 303-498-3590.