Cardinals Booster Club energizes the whole school
The Cardinals Booster Club is an active organization of parents and teachers who support the various activities at Grand Valley High School. In the last few years, this organization has financially contributed to the completion of the training room, including the purchase of the ice machine, purchased the cardinal costume, supported the GVHS staff with thousands of dollars in mini grants, gives two thousand-dollar scholarships to graduating seniors, puts on a safe after-prom party each year, financially assisted the cheerleaders, the choir and the drama departments – just to name a few of the projects. The booster club also offers a school year-long admission pass to all home athletic, music and drama productions (excluding state playoff games). There seems to be a misconception that the club doubled the price of these passes this year. That is not true; the passes were raised $5 over last school year prices. The family pass is $65 and the individual pass is $35. These are on sale at home events. The booster club needs your help. Our student enrollment is growing by leaps and bounds, but the parental involvement in the club is not. Please join us in support of our kids. The next booster club meeting is tentatively scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the high school library. For more information, please call me at 309-8589.Fire extinguisher inspections
The Garfield County Sheriff’s Auxiliary and the Battlement Mesa Fire Department, together with the Tri-County Fire Protection Agency, will hold an inspection of fire extinguishers from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Firehouse on West Battlement Parkway. Extinguishers in need of recharging will be exchanged for a charged unit, with the cost depending on the size of the unit. The inspection charge is $3 per unit. Anyone bringing in their fire extinguishers will be treated to grilled hot dogs and soda provided by the fire department. Kids can enjoy the whistles and bells of the fire trucks. Blood driveFill the Hearts of Those in Need, a blood drive sponsored by the St. Mary’s Advanced Medicine Pavilion – Regional Blood Center, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at the van located in the parking lot of City Market on Battlement Mesa.Halloween stuff
A Trick or Treat Street for children infant through sixth grade will be held from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center. The fun includes a cakewalk, costume contest and treats. Admission is $1 per child. For more information, call the activity center at 285-9480.Football gameSo what about those Grand Valley Cardinals? They are undefeated this season, so come out this Friday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. and watch the Cardinals play Hayden. Prep football is really fun and exciting to watch – just watch your speed through the construction on Cardinal Way. Fall Community Carnival
Come join us for Mt. Callahan’s Fall Community Carnival from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Grand Valley High School. This event promises fun for all ages. There will be carnival game booths, bump-n-jump, cotton candy, food booths, cake walk, face painting, tattoos and a costume contest for all ages. All proceeds will benefit the Mr. Callahan Childcare Center. This is a Grand Valley High School Key Club and FCCLA event. To volunteer or make a donation for the event, contact Leah Frink at 285-5719. This looks like a great, fun and safe family time. Come hungry and ready to play the night away. Don’t forget to wear your costume!Remember!Don’t forget, ballots should be in the mail the end of this week.Mary Moore’s column, “Grand Valley News,” appears every other Thursday. To contact Mary with a news tip, e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org (there is an underscore between n and 3).
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Guest commentary: Recovering our friend from Crystal River was something we had to do; he would have done the same for us
I’m writing these words in the aftermath of the death of our friend in an attempt to make some sense of the last few days, as well as to tell the details of the events up to and after Chason Russell’s death on the Crystal River.