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Grand Valley News

Mary Moore

Fran Storm reports that the Valentines Day dinner/dance at the activity center was wonderful. Fran limited the number to 60 people, due to the size of the room, and all 60 people attended. The room was beautifully decorated, making the atmosphere even more festive. Easy Cuisine catered the food with a menu featuring Cornish hens smothered in an orange glaze. Dancing followed the dinner, and music was provided by Trulee and Lulu. Door prizes were in abundance and everyone enjoyed a very fun and romantic evening. The next dinner/dance is scheduled for Wednesday, March 17, which is St. Patricks Day. Sunrise Scramble will be catering the traditional corn beef and cabbage dinner. Harris & Harris will be performing after dinner for your dancing pleasure. Call early, 285-9480, to make a reservation.Grand Valley High School wrestlingCongratulations to the GVHS wrestlers. This is only the second year for wrestling in the high school, and these boys are doing just great. Of course, I am partial to wrestling, since two of my boys were state contender wrestlers. The Grand Valley team is coached by Rick Gallegos and Joe Wahlman. Eight wrestlers completed this season: Jesse Neely at 112 lbs., Kevin Janicek at 119 lbs., Danny Manzanares at 130 lbs., Justin Busch at 135 lbs., Matt Morgan at 145 lbs., Cash Brackett at 160 lbs., Chanse Brackett at 171 lbs., and Parker Atkins at 189 lbs.Last weekend was the Regional Tournament, where GVHS placed fifth and three of our wrestlers qualified for state competition this coming weekend in Denver. Jesse Neely, a senior; Chanse Brackett, a junior; and Parker Atkins, a sophomore will be wrestling at the Pepsi Center starting Thursday, Feb. 19. For brackets and schedules go to the CHSAA Web site. This is a great high school event and worth attending. Congratulations to all the GVHS wrestlers and good luck to Jesse, Chanse, and Parker. Well be rooting for you.Garage sale to benefit youthThe Parachute/Battlement Mesa Park & Rec District will be hosting their annual garage sale on Feb. 27 and 28. The sale is indoors at 101 S. Frontage Road, Suite 5 (located next to the Parks & Rec District office). The list of items to be sold is extensive call 285-0388 for more information.Youth Night at the Activity CenterMusic, fun and food are featured at youth nights for kids in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades only. KSUNs disk jockeys, Shawn and Kenny G, will be on hand to liven things up from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, March 5. $3.50 per person.Donate bloodMark your calendar for Wednesday, March 17. The Regional Blood Bank will be at the Activity Center from 9-11 a.m. and at the Parachute Senior Center from 12:30-2 p.m. I have given blood in the past, but the importance of this act was recently reinforced for me when my daughter, Dani, needed blood. It saved her life and got us over the mountain to the doctors in Denver. Please remember to give blood it really does save lives.Mary Moores 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

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