Community Briefs

Posted 1/21/11

Elks donate Dirty Dog proceeds to Laradon Hall Littleton Elks Lodge No. 1650 donated $477 to Laradon Hall, thanks to its Dirty Dog Thursday (hot dogs …

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Elks donate Dirty Dog proceeds to Laradon Hall

Littleton Elks Lodge No. 1650 donated $477 to Laradon Hall, thanks to its Dirty Dog Thursday (hot dogs with all the fixings, chips and fun), offered every second and fourth Thursday for lodge members.

The money raised from Dirty Dog is dedicated to many of the committees and charitable works of the lodge. Because of the holidays, November and December each only had one Dirty Dog Thursday, on Nov. 11 and Dec. 9. Therefore both months’ proceeds were donated to Laradon Hall, the Colorado Elks Major Project.

Laradon Hall was formed in 1948, providing the Rocky Mountain Region’s first charitable organization to offer support, education and training to children with developmental disabilities at a time when the public school system would not educate to those considered “mentally retarded.”

The Colorado Elks adopted Laradon Hall as its major project in 1950. The money raised by Littleton Lodge 1650 will help provide holiday gifts for the many participants of the Laradon Hall Program.

Holiday food baskets including a turkey, stuffing mix, fresh produce, canned goods, milk, eggs, butter, cornbread mix, pies and other goodies have been assembled by the Lady Elks of Littleton 1650 for holiday delivery. The receiving families include several military families as well families identified by Lodge members.

The Lady Elks raise funds throughout the year as well as solicit non perishable goods from Lodge members. The baskets were delivered on Monday before the holiday letting the families know how much Elks Care Elks Share.

The Littleton Elks Lodge is on the corner of South Curtice Street and West Alamo in Old Town Littleton.

Girls to compete for Miss Teen Littleton title

The search is on for the next Miss Teen Littleton-World. Once selected, the community representative will then advance on to compete in the Miss Teen Colorado-World Pageant on April 30 at the Davis Theater on the University of Denver campus. City and county titleholders will compete to win more than $10,000 in prizes, one of which includes, an all-expenses paid trip to the national Miss Teen United States-World pageant.

Interested applicants must live or work in the Littleton area, must be between the ages of 13-19 during the time of competition and must have been a resident of the state for at least six months. There is no performing talent.

Interested applicants are invited to find out more about the competition at and or can request and receive free entry information by contacting Christina Sacha at the Miss Teen Colorado-World office at 303-366-0606.

Littleton Elks to start Elks and Cowboys for Kids

With some help from the Elks National Foundation, the charitable arm of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Littleton Elks will fund, volunteer and organize multiple three day adventures for the children of active military personnel, children with disabilities, and at-risk youth.

Littleton Elks and Cowboys for Kids will be funded by an Impact Grant awarded to the Littleton Elks by the Elks National Foundation. This year, Littleton Elks Lodge No. 1650 is one of 51 recipients nationwide to receive an Impact Grant. The grants range from $2,500 to $10,000.

JCC and MCC offer new LIttleton camp option

With an array of both new and proven camp fare at more sites this summer than ever before, the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center and Mizel Arts and Culture Center are introducing their most exciting summer of camping yet. The biggest change for 2011 is the addition of two new JCC camp locations, the Denver Jewish Day School and the first-ever Camp Shai South location at Ames Elementary School. Registration is open at

To make summer camping more convenient for families in South Metro Denver, the JCC has opened a new Camp Shai South program at Ames Elementary School, 7300 S. Clermont Drive, Littleton. This south metro campsite will make programs much more accessible to families in this area, for children entering kindergarten and at least 5 years old through sixth grade. Also offered for the first time in the south suburbs are MACC art and theatre classes for children entering pre-K-grade 3.

Families are invited to experience the new location at a Camp Shai South Launch Party taking place from 5-6:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the school. You can even register your children for the new south Spring Camp, March 21-25, which will introduce South Metro Denver families to JCC/MACC camping fun.

Contact Melissa Combs, south expansion coordinator, at with questions. Spring camp is also scheduled at the JCC, 350 S. Dahlia St. in Denver, from March 28 to April 1.

Visit or contact Jacobs at 303-316-6383,, for a jumpstart on putting together a fun-filled, smile-laden summer of JCC and MACC camping thrills. For Camp Shai South details, check with Combs at 303-316-6383,

Free energy audits available to homeowners

The LHA Rehab Program is partnering with the City of Littleton to provide no-cost energy audits to income-eligible Littleton homeowners. Lightly Treading, an Xcel Energy contractor, will perform the audits.

This no-cost audit will be provided to homeowners on a first-come, first-served basis. An energy report will be provided to the homeowner and LHA with information on what weatherization or energy issues should be addressed within the home. The Rehab Program has funding available to correct these issues as well as other rehab you may need for your home.

For more information about the energy audit eligibility requirements, please contact Kimberly Kingston, Rehab Manager, at 303-991-5301.


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