Bid farewell to the Hazelhursts tonight |

Bid farewell to the Hazelhursts tonight

Jack and Danice Hazelhurst have been a major force in our communities for over 20 years. They have been active and contributed so much, especially to the Chamber of Commerce and the Parks Recreation District. The Hazelhursts have moved to Palisade to be closer to their grandkids, and we want to say thanks and good luck in their next step in life. The chamber is hosting a reception from 5-8 p.m. this evening (Thursday, Oct. 28) at the Activity Center. Please come and join us in wishing Jack and Danice a fond farewell.GVHS 2004 HomecomingThis year’s Grand Valley High School Homecoming, although wet and cold, was a great success and a lot of fun. It’s always fun when the homecoming football game is a huge victory over the traditional rivals. The Grand Valley Cardinals topped the Plateau Valley Cowboys with a score of 32-7. The evening began with a tailgate party hosted by the Cardinals Booster Club. Thanks to Ed and Alberta Neuleib who organized the entire dinner. Hamburgers and brats were cooked by Willie Williams and Steve Fisk on the grill donated by LaFarge North America. The dinner was rounded out with potato salad, baked beans, chips and delicious desserts. The Cardinal Junior Cheerleaders, under the instruction of the Cardinal Cheerleaders and their coach, Dana Emmons, put on a spectacular half-time performance. The homecoming royalty was also announced at half time.Activity Center newsThe Writer’s Workshop hosted by Jerry Morhlang was such a huge success that would-be participants had to be turned away. Youth Night on Oct. 15 was very well attended and the kids learned how to hip-hop dance. The photo contest is now on display in the lobby with 40 entries. Be sure to view the entries and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award.Precincts 24 and 26 will be voting at the Activity Center and Kids Voting will be in the upper lobby.Patty Walker celebrated her 70th birthday on Saturday, Oct. 23, with a Masquerade Ball. Over 100 people were in attendance and I understand it was a BLAST. Friends of the Parachute Library newsThere will be a used book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Nov. 6, at the Parachute Town Hall. Parachute/Battlement Mesa Parks Rec District NewsTiny Tot Basketball begins Nov. 8 at the elementary school gym. Second- and third-graders will practice right after school, approximately. 3:10-4:10 p.m. Kindergarten and first-graders practice 4:15-5:15 p.m. The fee is $35, and the season ends approximately Dec. 8. Coaches will be Kevin Green and Josh Lyons, but more are still needed. Please contact the Rec District at 285-0388, if you can volunteer to coach.Youth Volleyball for fourth- through sixth-graders (girls and boys) begins Nov. 8. These practices are at the Early Childhood Literacy Center from 5:45-6:45 p.m. The fee is $35, and the season ends approximately Dec. 8. Coaches will be Angie Aldrich and Tina Metcalf.Please be aware that preregistration is required, and the fees must be paid before the program begins. 22nd Annual Craft Fair is scheduled for Nov. 20 at the Grand Valley High School. The doors will open at 9 a.m. and close at 4:30 p.m. Great shopping with 130 vendors participating who will be selling handcrafted goods. There will be stained glass, needlework, Christmas ornaments, wreaths, sways, centerpieces, jewelry, clothing, purses, backpacks, travel bags, iron art, fine art, books, quilts, soaps, lotions, wood-turned items, food items, frames, floral arrangements, hand-woven baskets, toy boxes, candles, pottery, signs, country items galore, drink and soup mixes, poinsettias, hand-crafted leather items from purses to ornaments, gourd art, dog cat toys, dog biscuits and pet beds and much, much more. You won’t want to miss it. Call 285-0388 for more information.Mary Moore’s column, “Grand Valley News,” runs every other Thursday. To contact Mary with a news tip, call her at 945-8515, ext. 108, or send e-mail to valley high school homecoming royalty– King and queen: Jake Brubacher and Merridy Maybury– Senior Attendants Brandon Lucero and Nickie Loschke — Junior Attendants Justin Busch and Patty Angel– Sophomore Attendants Danny Manzanares and Misty Young — Freshmen Attendants Cody Miles and Natasha Segreton Freshmen Attendants Cody Miles and Natasha Segreto

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