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Inbound Peña Blvd. lanes (heading to DEN) between Tower Rd. & the RTD bridge will be restored to their pre-existing, permanent alignment. A right inbound lane closure will be in effect from approximately 8 p.m. on May 28 to 4 a.m. on May 29. Additionally, crews will replace a damaged overhead electronic message board sign on May 28 and 29 on outbound Peña Blvd. (leaving DEN). Work is expected to start around 10 p.m. on May 28 and finish around 4 a.m. on May 29, and again around 10 p.m. on May 29 to 4 a.m. on May 30. At approximately 1 a.m., between Tower Road and E 56th Avenue, a slow rolling closure of Peña Boulevard traffic will be implemented for less than 10 minutes. Speeds will be significantly reduced. Crews will be transporting and setting bridge girders on E-470 over outbound Peña Blvd. (leaving DEN) between 11 p.m. on May 30 until 6 a.m. on May 31. Between Jackson Gap Street and E-470, approximately once every hour, slow, rolling closures of Peña will be implemented for approximately seven minutes. Speeds will be significantly reduced during this time.

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Adoptive and Foster Children Treated to a Holiday Party at Denver International Airport

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DENVER — Dec. 13, 2013 — For the 12th consecutive year, today Denver International Airport’s airlines, concessionaires, contractors and employees hosted a holiday party for 35 children who currently are in foster care or receive support from Denver Human Services (DHS). Denver’s First Lady Mary Louise Lee, Denver Deputy Mayor Cary Kennedy, Manager of Aviation Kim Day, DHS Manager Penny May and Councilman Chris Herndon also joined the celebration interacting with at-risk and foster youth, foster families and volunteers from the airport community.

“DIA and our concessionaires look forward to partnering with Denver Human Services every year to host this holiday party for Denver’s children in need,” said Denver’s Manager of Aviation Kim Day. “The airport community is very generous in ensuring these young people feel special and get to experience a little holiday joy.”

The 12th annual DIA Children’s Holiday Party began with a sleigh ride to Denver International Airport via airport buses. Outside Jeppesen Terminal, Denver firefighters gave tours of their fire trucks and Denver police officers showed off their new Segways.

Airport volunteers guided foster youth and their families to a winter wonderland filled with games and activities. After the kids enjoyed munching on lunch, Denver’s First Lady Mary Louise Lee and Deputy Manager Cary Kennedy treated them to storytime by reading aloud, ‘Twas the Night before Christmas. Just as the two were completing the story, Santa Claus made a surprise appearance and listened to the wishes of each boy and girl. At the end of the event, children received a large bag filled with gifts.

“It’s heartwarming to see the DIA community bringing joy and laughter to so many children,” DHS Manager Penny May said. “The children’s smiles and laughter will be remembered by all of us throughout the year thanks to this party.”

The airport community donated approximately $7,000 in cash and in-kind gifts, food and clothing for children in care at Denver Human Services. To date, DIA’s airport community has raised more than $117,000 for Denver Human Services youth and families.

The airport community has organized the DIA Children’s Holiday Party since 2002. Since its inception, the event has provided clothing, shoes, blankets, food and toys for more than 685 underprivileged children from Denver Human Services’ programs.

About Denver Human Services

Denver Human Services partners with the community to protect those in harm’s way and help people in need. DHS administers assistance and protection services for people living in Denver County. Please visit www.denvergov.org/GIVE or call 720-944-GIVE (4483) for additional information on how to donate to those in need.

Photo (pictured left to right): Santa arrives at Denver International Airport after Deputy Mayor Cary Kennedy and Denver’s First Lady Mary Louise Lee read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas to adoptive and foster children being cared for through Denver Human Services. (More photos will be posted on Facebook)


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