Biz buzz:
Car wash fundraisers for Iraqi kids, cancer

       The Hub Car Wash & Diner, 4460 Forest Hill Road, plans a fundraiser Saturday, May 31.
       Going from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the event will include a car show, BBQ and schoolchildren raising money for the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, which fights cancer.
       The Hub is also donating car-show registration fees and a portion of car-wash proceeds that day, according to co-owner Michelle Squibb.
       An ongoing Hub effort is collecting slightly used stuffed teddy bears that will be shipped off to the children in Iraq. The box is next to the entry door, Squibb said.
       The phone is 535-0346.
      
       Westside musician Jason Bennett has released his fifth album.
       The folk-styled “Slow It Down, Take a Step Back” was recorded at Eleven Mile Records, 2003 W. Cucharras St.
       The CD consists of nine original songs and a cover of Bob Dylan's “Shooting Star.” Other musicians are Dan Dameron and Rich Currier.
       The album can be purchased at Bennett's website, bennettfolk.com, or at cdbaby.com (at which some album clips can also be heard).
      
       Vic the Elk has resurfaced at another Westside location. After several months in front of the Holden House Bed & Breakfast, the 150-pound tourism- promotion creation made of fiberglass recently appeared outside the Old Town GuestHouse, 115 S. 26th St.
       Business owners Don and Shirley Wick are incorporating the temporary yard decoration into a photography contest. For more information, call the GuestHouse at 632-9194.
       Named Vic (an acronym for visitor information center), the “elk” is one of 15 in the region that were made from an original mold by a Nebraska sculptor. This one was bought by Experience Colorado Springs at Pikes Peak (the tourism arm of the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau) and given a colorful paint job.
       The idea is to move Vic to different area locations and generate interest as a result, according to an Experience Colorado Springs spokesperson.
      
       The Envi shop at 12 S. 25th St. will present two of its artists, “the Red Mango Girls,” Patti Blakeman and Connie Tousley, Saturday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., introducing new developments in their product lines.
       The public is welcome. For more information, call 352-7818.
      
       Kevin Attard recently bought the Allstate Insurance Company office at 3246 Centennial Blvd. The agency offers car, home, auto, business, life insurance and financial packages.
       The phone is 471-6777.
      
       Mom's Too Envy has moved a block east in Old Colorado City to 2513 1/2 W. Colorado Ave. Owners Sue DeLawter and Mary Barr specialize in fashionable maternity clothes, as well as baby items including modern cloth diapers, infant shoes and jammies.
       The business is open Tuesday through Saturday.
       The phone is 633-1102.
      
       A Jimmy John's franchise restaurant recently opened at 1035 Garden of the Gods Road.
       Billing its products as the “world's greatest gourmet sandwiches,” the business specializes in subs and club sandwiches.
       The corporate headquarters are in Champaign, Ill.
       Jimmy John's is open daily. The phone is 590-7827.

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