Football season is under way |

Football season is under way

Grand Valley NewsMary Moore

Friday evening was Grand Valley High School’s home football opener. Even though the score did not reflect a GVHS victory, it was a great evening and a great game. The home stands were packed with GV fans, and we made a lot of noise. There are 40 young men out for football this year. The coaches are Mike Johnson, Jeremy Tanner, Andy Johnson, Cole Christensen and Mike Reedy. When I think of fall, I think of clear, crisp evenings filled with football, cheerleaders and the smell of popcorn. Instead of sitting at home, come out, enjoy a game and support the kids. It’s not expensive; if you are a senior citizen just call the school district’s central office, 285-5701, and ask for a Gold Pass. They will mail you one, free of charge, and you get into the games at no charge. If you are not yet a senior citizen, just stop by the Cardinals Booster Club table next to the admission table at a game and purchase a Cardinal’s Pass. Family pass for the entire school year is just $30, and an individual pass is $20. And don’t forget the volleyball girls. This season started with 21 girls playing volleyball for GVHS. The coaches are Lisa Tuttle, Sarah Stark and Rachael Danford. GVNews: see next page GVNews: from previous pageThere are also 16 dedicated young ladies leading the cheers for all the sporting events this year. This is an all-time record number of cheerleaders for GVHS. They are coached by Dana Emmons.Kid Curry ScurryThe 2004 Kid Curry Scurry is just around the corner. The fun starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25. The Kid Curry Scurry is a family event to celebrate fitness and fun. Several race events are held from a 5K run or walk, a 2K run or walk, 800-meter swim to a Biathlon swim and 5K run combined. A kid’s fun run/walk is also included. Pre-register now at the Activity Center.OktoberfestThe Annual Chamber of Commerce Oktoberfest is scheduled for Saturday, October 9 starting at 5 p.m. at Cottonwood Park in Parachute. The traditional dinner will be served including brats, German potato salad, red cabbage and sauerkraut. Music by “Exit 42” also begins at 5 p.m. and the street dance continues until the fireworks begin. This will be the largest fireworks display we have ever had over $10,000 worth of fireworks will be set off this evening. The fireworks begin at dark. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets it could get a little chilly so dress appropriately. Buttons & Bows Square Dance GroupThe Buttons & Bows square dance group dances twice a month at the Grand Valley Early Childhood Learning Center (old high school) on Second Street in Parachute. Dancers of all ages and all levels are welcome to join in the fun. The dances are held the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. The next dances are Sept. 25 and Oct. 9. Anyone interested in taking square dance lessons is invited to come to an informational meeting on Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Center. After the meeting, you are welcome to stay and watch the regular dance. For more information, contact 285-2046. Mary Moore’s column, “Grand Valley News,” appears every other Thursday. To contact Mary with a news tip, call her at 945-8525, ext. 108, or e-mail Mary at Mary Moore’s column, “Grand Valley News,” appears every other Thursday. To contact Mary with a news tip, call her at 945-8525, ext. 108, or e-mail Mary at

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