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A Day in the Life of Fruita photog event Saturday, Dec. 14

"Old Car" by Bill Holsein. This photo was taken at the last "A Day in the Life of Fruita" photog event.
Bill Holstein |


WHAT: A Day in the Life of Fruita

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 14

WHERE: Sign up at the Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson St.

COST: $5

INFO: Email aballegeer@fruita.org

You don’t have to be a professional photographer to participate in Fruita’s photography event Saturday, Dec. 14, aptly named “A Day in the Life of Fruita.”

According to Fruita Community Center events organizer Angie Ballegeer, anyone with a camera can participate. Just sign up at the front desk of the community center at 324 N. Coulson St. in Fruita – it costs $5 per person. Photographers are asked to run around town from midnight to midnight snapping local imagery, and creative subject matter is encouraged. At noon, participants will break for the day to have lunch at the Hot Tomato Cafe.

“We want to get photographers out there to capture the season’s best pictures,” Ballegeer said, including Fruita’s Hometown Christmas Parade of Lights set for Saturday evening.

Then, the best of the photos turned in will be enlarged and displayed on Fruita’s community center walls next month.

“We still need more photographers,” Ballegeer added.

Other holiday events at the Fruita Community Center Saturday include a holiday fair with homemade crafts and gifts from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“This year we have 43 vendors comings, which will take up the entire gym,” Ballegeer said.

A local volunteer fair will also be held at the community center during holiday fair hours.

Winners of Fruita’s Holiday Light Competition will be awarded this weekend, as well.

“We will present (winning) homeowners with award signs,” Ballegeer noted, spanning a variety of fun themes.

For more information about all Saturday events at the Fruita Community Center, email Ballegeer at aballegeer@fruita.org.

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