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Mardi Gras supports international reach of Evergreen Rotary

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Evergreen Rotary held its second annual Mardi Gras at Evergreen Country Day School on Saturday, February 6, 2016, with many members and guests adorned with costumes and masks.  Proceeds from the event further the club's international projects, some of which include:

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Ilana Kitterman wins DAR Good Citizens Scholarship Contest

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The Mountain Rendezvous Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored the 2015-16 DAR Good Citizens Scholarship Contest, honoring the winner, Ilana Kitterman.

The celebration took place Saturday morning, February 6th at Church of the Hills.  

All area high schools – Clear Creek, Evergreen, Conifer Gilpin County and Platte Canyon – were invited to participate.  Ilana Kitterman of Platte Canyon was declared the winner.

Each school is asked to nominate a student for the DAR Good Citizens Award. The qualifications are the student must be a senior and exhibit the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism at school, home and in the community. Once a student is selected, that student has the option of entering the DAR Good Citizens Scholarship Contest.

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Meet Marilyn Herrs

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Marilyn Herrs may not be a goddess, but she has occasionally played one on stage.

In last spring’s Evergreen Players’ production of “Reality Check,” she portrayed Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love, who had somehow become the other woman in a relationship between a mortal couple. Her interpretation regularly drew some of the biggest laughs of the evening.

By day, however, she can be found working at The Seniors’ Resource Center (The Yellow House) in Evergreen where she oversees the calendar of programs, as well as welcoming new participants into the organization. The road that led her there began, however, in Lemont, Illinois, a small town outside of Chicago where she was born. “It’s known for its many golf courses, churches, and taverns,” she laughs. “The churches may outnumber the taverns, although I’m not certain about that!”