Grand Valley Days were up to par with grand standard |

Grand Valley Days were up to par with grand standard

Grand Valley Days were fantastic this year, as usual. Mary Satterfield reports that the attendance at the rodeos was record breaking. Everyone says they were great events. The Kiwanis parade day turned out to be really, really hot – but we all had a great time. Prizewinners at the parade:Business Floats:1st – Battlement Mesa Company (told you so)2nd – Battlement Mesa Activity CenterClassic Vehicles:1st – B&V Developers 1955 Ford PickupAntique Vehicles:1st – Jaret Godeski 1917 Ford Model T2nd – Morrisania Community House and Foot Support GroupOrganization Entries:1st – Kiwanis Club of Parachute/Battlement MesaHorse-Drawn Entries:1st – Lex Bumgardner and Kenny MahaneyMarching Unit Entries:1st – RepublicansMiscellaneous Entries:1st – Toadally Fun DayCareBest Dressed Senior Cowboy:1st – Lex Bumgardner and Kenny MahaneyBest Dressed Senior Cowgirl:1st – Lacey SatterfieldBest Dressed Junior Cowboys:1st – Tanner and Garret MageeBest Dressed Junior Cowgirl:1st – Savanna PaulFamily Unit:1st – Jessica and Owen Craig4-Wheelers/Bike/Dirt Bikes Entries:1st – Michael BravermanBest of Show: Jaret Godeski with his 1917 Model T FordSarah Orona was the parade organizer and she does a wonderful job. She would like to thank all the people that helped her with the parade. Juanita Satterfield, Mary Moore, Carol McClung, JD Barker and Diana Lawrence.Dusty Richards of Alpine Bank needs to be complimented on a great street dance. Alpine Bank completely sponsors this dance, so there is no charge to the public. My kid reported that the music was great and it was a lot of fun. I do understand the poles in the pavilion made for interesting dancing. Lots and lots of people were there to enjoy the music and the dancing. Thanks much Alpine Bank for continuing to sponsor this great addition to Grand Valley Days.Activity Center NewsLet’s Go Gambling to Black Hawk (all day) on Thursday, August 17. The Coachlines Bus will be leaving the Activity Center at 8 a.m. and will return to Battlement Mesa between 9:45 p.m. and 10 p.m. The seating is limited to 45 persons, so register soon at the front desk of the Activity Center. The bus fare is $41.50 per person. This outing is sponsored by the Battlement Mesa Activity Center.Adult Tiki & Pool Party on the deck of the Activity Center. Featuring classic rock music from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. This is a fun event with dinner, swimming until 8 p.m., dancing, a cash bar and a live DJ. Event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 19, from 6:30-11 p.m. Tickets are available at the front desk of the Activity Center for $17 each or $30 for two tickets. Must be 21 to attend.Blood Drive TimeMark your calendar for Friday, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the blood drive by St. Mary’s Regional Blood Center. The van will be parked next to the Parachute Holiday Inn Express, as usual.Reminders:• Primary election is Aug. 18• First day of school is Aug. 22Mary Moore’s column, “Grand Valley News,” runs every other Thursday. To contact Mary with a news tip, e-mail her at

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