Grand Valley Cemetery Stroll will be a walk through history
The annual Grand Valley Historical Society Cemetery Stroll is scheduled for 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. This event is becoming a real tradition in our area. And according to Bonnie Handy, this year’s coordinator, it will truly be “a walk through history.” Tickets will be available at City Market on the first three Saturdays in September (Sept. 3, 10 and 17). Ticket price is $8 – light refreshments will be served during the stroll. Homemade pies, historical notecards and historical books will be on sale during the event. All proceeds from the stroll will go to the restoration of the Battlement School Building. The society hopes to have the building open by the end of October.Parachute/Battlement Mesa Park & Rec DistrictYouth fall soccer (U8) is starting in September and will wrap up in mid-October. Games are being played from 4:30-7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday evenings at the ball fields in Parachute. The older kids (U10 and U12) will be playing games in Parachute during the month of October. Games are currently scheduled for Oct. 15, 22 and 29. The annual garage sale will be at 101 Cardinal Way (next door to the Rec District office) on Sept. 23 and 24. Sale opens each day at 8:30 a.m., Friday the doors close at 4 p.m. and Saturday at noon. They have furniture, dishes, baskets, suitcases, household goods, golf clubs, picture frames, Christmas decorations, bathroom accessories and much, much more. Proceeds benefit youth programs.The 23rd annual craft sale will be on Nov. 19 at Grand Valley High School. There are 130 spots for vendors. Vendors call Mary Anderson at 285-0388 for information. Be sure to mark your calendar for Nov. 19 for a great day of shopping. This is truly one of the best holiday craft fairs in the area.Battlement Mesa Activity CenterAcademy of Dance lessons will be starting Sept. 13. Tap, jazz and ballet instruction for kids age 5 through teens. Call Fran at the Center, 285-9480, to register.Nick Massaro instructs the 55 Alive driving classes, from 8:30 a.m. until noon Sept. 13 and 14. Successfully completing this class provides senior citizens a discount on auto insurance. Call the Activity Center for details.The Animal Control Officer will be at the Activity Center from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 24, to license pets. This is now required, so mark your calendar. There will be a vet available for vaccinations.The grand reopening of the swimming pool is set for Saturday, Oct. 1. I understand from Fran there will be lots of activities, and one includes dunking the sheriff. (I’m looking forward to this, Evan.)School NewsThe first PTA meeting this school year will be from 7-8 p.m. tonight in the Bea Underwood Elementary School cafeteria. Jennifer Thompson will lead the discussion, including the fall carnival, T-shirt sales, parent involvement activities, candle sales and yearbooks. If you have a child at BUE or the Early Childhood Literacy Center get involved in your child’s education by volunteering in the PTA.The Cardinal Booster Club’s first meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the Grand Valley High School cafetorium. Discussion items include Homecoming tailgate party, merchandise sales, etc. This president is not as organized as Jennifer Thompson, it’s me. Help make this a great year for our kids – join the booster club.Mary Moore’s column, “Grand Valley News,” appears every other Thursday. E-mail Mary with any news tip at email@example.com.
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