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Rodeo Assn Ride delivers toys for Christmas Crusade for Children

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On Saturday, December 13th the Evergreen Rodeo Association sponsored a ride on behalf of the KYGO Christmas Crusade for Children.  The ride, which started at the Rodeo Grounds and ended at the traffic circle in Buchanan Park, was open to anyone on horseback, not just members.

Gifts for underprivileged children were collected at the end of the ride and turned over to members of police organizations that distribute them to underprivileged children throughout metro Denver.  Since 1983 the Christmas Crusade has made Christmas merrier for 221,958 children, helping an average of 5,000 each year.

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Magnificat - Music for the Season by the Evergreen Chorale

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The 95-member Evergreen Chorale joins with the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra to present Magnificat - Music for the Season on Friday, December 19 in Denver and Saturday, December 20 in Golden.

Tickets: $22/adults; $18/62 & over, and students 13-18; $15/children 12 & under. Purchase tickets online at www.evergreenchorale.org or call 303-674-4002. Groups of 10 or more $17 per person by calling 303-674-4002.

The program begins with Bach’s Magnificat in D Major, featuring soloists, a choir of 95 voices and the 46 musicians of the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra (JSO), Dr. William Morse, music director, and organ under the baton of conductor Christine Gaudreau. The Magnificat, set to Mary's song of praise from the Gospel of Luke, is a celebratory masterwork that is recognized for its brilliance and its brevity. The program continues with John Rutter’s beloved Christmas Carols including What Sweeter Music, the joyful Star Carol and the whimsical Carol of the Donkey. The Chorale will also perform Carol of the Magi featuring a cello solo and two Spanish Carols, Esta Noche and El Noi De La Mare.

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Meet Tim Sandon

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Most mountain-area residents lose altitude on the way to work. Conifer resident Tim Sandon commutes up. Way up.

“I have the greatest job in the world,” Sandon smiles. “I wouldn’t want to do anything else.”

In fact, Sandon has two great jobs. For about one week out of every month he can be found at Evergreen Rentals, the business he owns on Bryant Drive in Evergreen. The rest of the time he’s either preparing for his next mission at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) facility in Palmdale, Calif., or sailing across the awesome deeps of the sky.

Growing up in Detroit as the 10th of 11 children, Sandon had a fondness for airplanes and few opportunities to get inside one. As a young man he got by working jobs from automotive repairto machine rebuilding to home maintenance; and when Michigan’s economy tanked (the first time) in the mid-80s, he used his suddenly-abundant down-time to good advantage.