Community News & Notes
Marble is hosting its first ever Sheep Festival this year in honor of Joe Sperrys sheep, which he herds through the town annually. According to organizer and local resident Sylvia Smith, about 300 wooly animals will pass through Marble on their way back to Delta. Smith intends to give them a grand send-off, too. She and fellow community members will serve drinks and cheese to fellow sheep aficionados. Prices will be by donation. The festivities will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Take 133 to the Marble turnoff and then drive about one mile in. A banner will advertise the event.
The fifth annual Cowboy golf tournament, a fundraiser for local hospice organizations, will be held Sept. 27 and 28 at Tom and Ginger Lathams home in DeBeque. Player slots available on Sept. 27.Call (970) 283-5386 for more information.
The Last Days of Summer Roundup event will be held from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 14 at the rodeo grounds in Carbondale. Anita Witt is the host, Heart of the Rockies will provide music, and Larry Lewis will demonstrate trick and Roman riding. Big Mamas Home Cookin will provide dinner. Live and silent auctions will create some excitement, too.
A spaghetti dinner and raffle fundraiser will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church and preschool in West Glenwood to benefit Joanna and Zach Watson who recently lost their home to a neighbors fire. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the Watson family.For more information, call Carolyn Cockey at 947-9784.
The trailhead to Linwood Pioneer Cemetery at 12th and Bennett will be temporarily closed beginning Saturday, Sept. 13, due to improvements being made to the area. Please access the cemetery by using the back road located at 12th and Palmer. The improvements being made are a joint community service project of the Frontier Historical Society and the Glenwood Springs Elk Lodge. For more information contact 945-4448.
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