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The Activity Center Easter activities were a smashing success, according to my granddaughter, Breanna Jensen.

We were on the lawn in front of the center a little before 10 Saturday morning. Many thanks to the Kiwanis Club and the Builder’s Club for filling and hiding all those eggs. The appearance of the Easter Bunny aka Derrick Romero was an added bonus.

At 10 a.m. sharp the whistle was blown and it was a blur of little legs and feet running to collect the plastic eggs full of candy. Breanna fell and lost her eggs; but quickly recovered and gathered up her eggs with a little help from Aunt Dani.

The Builder’s Club members who worked to make this a fun event for the little kiddos were: Judy Castillo, Brittney Garcia, Taelor Gideon, Megan Hart, Liz Huber, Katlyn Majkut, Ashley Odekirk, Dalton Penner, Derrick Romero and their sponsor Kari Musch. There were many smiles and a lot of bouncing kids.

Next we all filed into the lobby of the center for a puppet show put on by the Friends of the Library. The children sat on the floor in front of the stage and we adults took up the chairs and sofas.

What a wonderful show ” the kids really enjoyed it. (It’s easy to know when they like something; it becomes very quiet.) It was just a wonderful morning and a great way to start the Easter weekend.

The friends and family of Marcia Haberman spent Tuesday morning at the Activity Center hanging the 500-cards-plus that Marcia has received.

This event is an inspiration of Marcia, her family and friends to increase awareness and help raise donations for Hospice. All of us on the Mesa and in Parachute know and respect Marcia and are not a bit surprised by this ingenious plan.

Anyone can adopt one of the cards hung at the Center and place a donation in the coffee can. Or bring a card of your own for Marcia and make a donation in the coffee can.

But take some time to read the cards, most of them are funny and just fit Marcia. What a wonderful tribute to a great lady and a worthwhile program such as Hospice.

The Grand Valley Historical Society will be holding an auction to benefit the Battlement Mesa Schoolhouse Restoration at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 24, at the Early Childhood Literary Center (old high school). A preview of the items will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.

The items include antiques, western collectibles, household, office, artwork, etc. Coffee, donuts and lunch with homemade pie will be available. Cash and checks only on sale day. For more information, call 285-1112.

Bob will celebrate his 90th birthday at a reception from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the Activity Center Community Room. All Bob’s friends and neighbors are invited for cake and refreshments. He requests no gifts; but we all know how much Bob likes hugs.

The annual yard sale is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 1. To be listed in the buyer’s guide, pick up a form at the Activity Center, complete it and have it back to the center by April 25. The list of sales and items will be available at the center front desk by Wednesday, April 28.

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

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