Celebrating Dad: Things to do this Father’s Day in Mesa County, Colorado | PostIndependent.com

Celebrating Dad: Things to do this Father’s Day in Mesa County, Colorado

Wesley, Nicholas, and Bo Reimer wil celebrate Father's Day Sunday with Dusti, mom and wife.
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Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21. How will you celebrate with Dad?

Dusti Reimer of Grand Junction and her family — Wesley, Nicholas, and Bo Reimer — have a full day planned.

“We will go out for breakfast, and then church, and then spend the rest of the afternoon riding in his desert truck,” Reimer said.

“My husband is totally my other half. I couldn’t do anything without him. He helps to make being a parent really fun and enjoyable. When he’s not working, he’s home and out with all of us and spends so much time teaching our kids all about the simple things. … He’s just too wonderful to put into words.”

According to Sarah Shrader, her husband Thaddeus Shrader is her “business partner and a fantastic visionary. He is also a great dad who shares his zest for life and learning with his kids.”

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Though her three boys are traveling this Father’s Day, they normally like to serve their dad breakfast in bed, then go for a mountain-bike ride or float in the river.

“Also, Thadd loves to work on his ‘56 Chevy Bel Air with the boys,” she said.

Vanessa Gross of Grand Junction said her husband, Darrell Gross, “is the most hands-on dad I know! From changing diapers to helping with homework to coaching our son’s little league team, he always makes time for our kids. … [I am] blessed to have him as my husband and father of our children.”

The Gross family is hiking Devils Canyon in the morning with family, then having barbecue for dinner.


Celebrate early with Glade Park’s Movie Under the Stars series. “October Sky,” which is rated PG, is planned for Friday, June 19. The movie starts at dusk and admission is free.

A Father’s Day Car Show benefitting Relay for Life is planned for Saturday, June 20. It will be hosted at A Taste of Heaven Catering at 2817 North Ave., in Grand Junction.

The Mesa County Cattlewomen also plan to “sell pre-cooked beef roasts for Father’s Day on Saturday, June 20, in the Sportsman’s Warehouse parking lot (2464 Highway 6, Grand Junction),” a news release said. “The fourth annual roast sale will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Roasts will be hot and ready to serve or can be refrigerated and served later. Ray Green, 102 years old, will be honored as Father of the Year by the Mesa County Cattlewomen, as well.”

A barrel race will be hosted at Mesa County Fairgrounds, too. Admission is free and it starts at 8 a.m.

Visiting Fruita’s and Palisade’s farmers markets, held Saturdays and Sundays respectively, may be another fun family option.

Other fun ideas include hiking at Colorado National Monument or enjoying a local concert.

Happy Father’s Day!

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