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The nationally known BIGFOOT 4×4 monster truck hits town to crush cars at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle, Saturday, June 26. The famous monster truck will delight locals with its enormous size and power in a show starting at 5 p.m.Organizers are accepting entry forms for mud bog and demolition derby participants. Enter your vehicle by calling CMCs Rifle Campus at 625-1871, or by stopping by.Mud for Marge is a fund-raiser for a Colorado Mountain College student scholarship program honoring the late Marge Lowderback, a Rifle resident who earned her degree at CMC at 80 years old in May 2002. All proceeds benefit students taking classes at CMCs Rifle Campus.Tickets for the monster truck/mud bog and demolition derby are available at CMCs Rifle Campus, 625-1871, and at the gate. Prices for the mud bog/monster truck event: adults/$15, children 13 and under/$5, and children under 5/free. Check or cash only please.Mud for Marge kicks off at 3 p.m. on June 26 with face-painting, kids activities and live music for the family sung by the performer Cookee. At 5 p.m., the monster truck show and mud bog begins.At the mud bog, local residents will test the abilities of their own vehicles competing in mud-crawling. Classes for the competition include snowmobiles, pro-modified, modified, stock, and super-stock. Also, local children can dash for cash through the bog on foot.BIGFOOT 4X4 merchandise and driver autographs are available at CMCs Rifle Campus on Friday, June 25, and after the show on June 26.On Sunday, June 27, the fun continues with an Elder Trucking Demolition Derby and Tuff truck competition starting at 2 p.m. at the Fairgrounds. Tickets are available at CMCs Rifle Campus and at the gate. Prices for the Demolition Derby: adults/$10, children 13 and under/$5, and children under 5/free. Check or cash only please.BIGFOOT 4x4s price tag is considerable. The truck costs between $150,000 and $250,000 to build, takes about three months to create, and costs thousands to maintain, depending on how many times it rolls at events. Aside from being The Original Monster Truck, BIGFOOT 4×4 was the first to use 66-inch tires, the first to use rear steering, the first to crush cars. BIGFOOT 4×4 holds several world records, including outdoor long-distance monster truck jump and longest wheelie, according to its Web site.From the $20,000 endowment donation from EnCana Oil and Gas, Inc., at last years inaugural Mud for Marge fund-raiser, four, $1,000 scholarships were awarded to students beginning classes this fall. CMC would like to thank all the sponsors that donated for the event this year, including: Wells Fargo Bank Rifle and Parachute, Frontier Paving Inc., Elder Trucking Inc., Alpine Bank-Central Operations and Rifle, Spangler Auto Salvage, Commonwealth Title Co., Rifle Insurance Service Inc., Action Shop Services Inc., Columbine Ford Inc., Stereo Unlimited Inc., Swallow Oil Co. Inc., Paul Cornett, Timberline Sporting Goods, Rifle Creek Theatre Inc., Valley Wide Portables LLC, R&H Supply Inc., Rusty Cannon Motel, Rifle Insurance Agency, Weiss & Associates PC, American National Bank, SOS Staffing, Micro Plastics, Sales & Can Committee Rifle Senior Center, Rain For Rent, Williams Production RMT Co., Giraffiks Inc., Rifle Citizen Telegram and KISS Country Radio.


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