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The Grand Valley High School Prom was held on Saturday, April 24, at the high school in Parachute. Over 90 formally attired young men and women attended the event and were “Dancing in the Moonlight.” The decorations were just wonderful, transforming the gym into a ballroom. Thanks to the tremendous efforts of the junior class and their sponsors, Alison Teter, Paul Harvey, and Julie Lana. Seniors Zack Levine and Rosemay Devera were crowned king and queen. The junior class Prince and Princess were Dylan Lindauer and Julianne Jones.

An after-prom party was hosted by parents and the Cardinal’s Booster Club. The theme for this party was “Pirates of the Caribbean.” All kinds of fun activities were available including sumo wrestling, bump ‘n’ jump, and rock ’em sock ’em. Local merchants were very generous with donations and prizes. Linda Levine, the parent coordinator, said the outpouring of community generosity was overwhelming. The abundance of parental help showed just how much everyone was committed to making this a memorable evening for the kids. In addition to Linda, the organizers of the after prom were Karla Jacobs, Kathy Johnson, Mary Matza, Dan Niedbalski, Rose Belden, Kim Coppock and Sherry Hoffman. Linda is already talking about improvements and plans for next year.

Historical Society Auction

The Grand Valley Historical Society reports that the auction held on Saturday, April 24, at The Early Childhood Literacy Center was a huge success. At last count over $12,000 was raised to help with the restoration of the Battlement School. Judi Hayward reported that 140 bid cards were distributed, and the gym was full of bidders. The Hot Strings Band was part of the afternoon’s entertainment, and the pies were delicious. Thanks to everyone for getting us even closer to the restoration goal.

PEO Luncheon

PEO Chapter IP held their Card/Game Luncheon on April 22 at the Activity Center. Over 56 ladies were in attendance with 14 different tables. Each table was set and decorated with a different theme by the PEO members. The tables were just gorgeous, and the food was fantastic. A great time was had by all, and plans are to make this an annual event for the Chapter.

Village Artist Show

The annual art show will be held May 1 through May 31 at the Activity Center. The talent in our communities is truly awesome. Everyone is invited to enjoy the artwork and vote for the “People’s Choice Award.”

Touch a Truck Family Day

This is my grandsons’ favorite day at the Activity Center. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 15, all kinds of trucks, vehicles, police cars, fire engines, etc. will be on display. In addition to the vehicles a “bump ‘n’ jump” is planned for this year. There will a live DJ and games. Lunch and snacks will be on sale. Truly a worthwhile event, mark your calendar now.

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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