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Oktoberfest went down smooth on Sat., Oct. 7

Congratulations to the Parachute-Battlement Mesa Chamber of Commerce for a wonderful Oktoberfest. The event was held on Saturday, Oct. 7, at Cottonwood Park in Parachute. It rained most of the day, but stopped in time for all of us to have a great time at Oktoberfest. My friends and family group had a terrific time; we improvised a little by first laying down a tarp, then sleeping bags and blankets. The kids love to lie down to watch the fireworks. The food was spectacular, as usual. The brats were yummy and the German potato salad was mouthwatering. And the fireworks display was out of this world – the fountains were especially excellent. It is so much fun to be so close to the fireworks and to enjoy them without the worry of fire. Thanks so much, Chamber. The Halloween “Harvest Moon” Dinner-Dance will be held from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center. Walt Smith & Co. will provide music and the food is being catered by Easy Cuisine. A cash bar will be available. The ticket price is $12.75 per person and tickets are now available at the front desk of the activity center.The Grand Valley High School Key Club is pairing with the GVHS pottery students in hosting a benefit chili dinner. Pottery students will be creating one-of-a-kind ceramic soup bowls for the chili meal. Guests will be served their chili in various bowls and will be invited to keep the bowl as a reminder of hunger in the world. The cost is only $12 for chili with a ceramic bowl or $7 for chili without the ceramic bowl. This event is being held at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at Grand Valley High School. After your delicious bowl of chili, plan on attending the volleyball and football games. The Grand Valley Cardinals will be hosting Hayden. The United Methodist Women’s Chicken and Biscuit Dinner will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Grand Valley United Methodist Church in Parachute. Your dinner will include homemade chicken and biscuits, coleslaw, vegetable, beverage and dessert. Dessert is featuring UMW’s famous homemade pies.Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), a youth organization from Grand Valley High School, will be “Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF” on Oct. 30 and 31. There are various donation boxes displayed around Parachute for your convenience. FCCLA members are asking the community to help them with their worldwide project during the months of October and November. Slated for later in the year, these energetic and selfless students will be seeking donations for the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the Ronald McDonald House. These two projects are their state community projects. The adult sponsor of this organization is Nickie Gomez, and a “hats off” to her for all her hard work and dedication.Mary Moore’s column, “Grand Valley News,” appears every other Thursday. To contact Mary with a news tip, e-mail her at beatlesfan_309@comcast.net.

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