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Get pepped up for Cardinal playoffs

Grand Valley News
Mary Moore
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The home bleachers were packed at Grand Valley High School on Saturday for the first round of the Class 1A state football playoffs. Our Grand Valley Cardinals hosted the Burlington Cougars, and of course the Cardinals won and will now travel to Wray for the second-round game.

The Cardinal’s Booster Club organized the decorating of the stadium, as well as Cardinal Way. The balloon arch over the stadium was spectacular, thanks to Rhonda Dillon, booster club member and football mom.

The junior class parents put on an awesome tailgate party, and it was appreciated by the home fans and the Burlington fans. That credit goes to Paula and Shawn Dueitt, Keri and Stuart Jensen, and Stephanie and Brian Hart.

The game in Wray on Saturday, Nov. 10, will be broadcast live on KSUN Radio, 101.1 on the FM dial. Or you can pull up on your computer, hit Live 24/7 Radio and listen to the game, even if you are out of the area.

Congratulations to Coach Johnson and all the players, and good luck on Saturday ” we will be listening.

Sign up for food and gifts

Nov. 9 is the deadline to sign up for LIFT-UP’s Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets and Angel Tree gifts for the kids. Sign up from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday at the LIFT-UP office in Parachute, located at 112 North Fisher Ave.

Make your own Christmas gifts

The Culinary Food Classes at the activity center will enable the participants to create fun and unique Christmas gifts. The class includes everything needed, and the participants get to keep the projects and the recipes. The curriculum will include flavored sugars, honeys, vinegars, oils; herb/spice bean soup, Italian butter, herbal teas, seasoning blends and more. There will be over two weekly day classes held in November. The class is open to 10 to 20 people per class and two projects per day. Call 464-9130 for more information. Register at the activity center front desk.

New drama coach at GVHS

The drama department of Grand Valley High School has a new coach this year, and his name is Mark Gregory. He is a young, highly enthusiastic individual, and I anticipate some really great things from him this year.

“Fools,” by Neil Simon is the first production this year, and is scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 15, 16, and maybe 17 (the 17th will depend on football playoff games) in the Grand Valley High School cafetorium. The cast and crew are now in rehearsals for the play. I’ve run lines with my daughter and it appears to be a really funny play. Admission is $3 for students and $5 for adults. So make plans to spend an evening being entertained, and support our local drama kids.

Fitness classes

The activity center reminds us of the following fitness classes: 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays ” Swim for the health of it; 8:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays ” Jazzercise; 9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays ” Water aerobics; 5:30 p.m. Mondays ” Yoga; 6:30 p.m.. Mondays through Thursdays ” Water aerobics; 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays ” Line dancing.

The activity center will be closing at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, and will be closed all day Thursday, Nov. 22, for Thanksgiving.

Mary Moore’s column, “Grand Valley News,” appears every other Thursday. To contact Mary with a news tip, e-mail her at (underscore between n and 3).

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