Grand Valley parade was overwhelming |

Grand Valley parade was overwhelming

Saturday, July 23, dawned with overcast skies and rain, but it did not stop the Grand Valley Days Parade. Thanks to Sarah Orona, the parade organizer, it was one of the best parades yet. The community spirit was overwhelming the street was lined with observers to watch the more-than-40 parade entries. Parade announcer Diana Lawrence did a fabulous job. My grandchildren were mostly impressed with all the candy they gathered from the parade participants. They didnt have enough room in their pockets for any more candy, so they headed over to the street games to gather even more prizes. But first they stopped by the tent for a free snow cone. What a treat for the kids! Miss Garfield County, Dani Gonzales, gave crowns to several little girls along the parade route they will be her devoted fans forever.

You are invited to celebrate Motherhood Magic. The event shows fashions and more for the expecting mother by Motherhood Maternity. This event is for the new mother, the new grandmother and friends of the new baby. There will be lullabies by music major Julie Stover, and speaker Melanee Willenbrecht, of Loveland, will be speaking on The Journey of My Heart. It all happens from 12:30-2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center. The cost is $8.50 inclusive, and the hospitality table is at noon. Call Rosella at 285-6835 or Sharon at 285-7171 for reservations by Aug. 16.

The back-to-school dance for kids going into seventh through ninth grades is scheduled from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center. The DJ is Shawn, and light refreshments will be served. The cost is $5.50 per person.

The Academy of Dance & Gymnastics will be holding a registration day from 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center. Classes are on Tuesdays and include tap, ballet, jazz and creative movement for a variety of ages. Registration forms are available now at the Activity Centers front desk.

Garfield County School District No. 16 starts school Tuesday, Aug. 23. The secretaries will be back in the school buildings on Monday, Aug. 8.Mary Moores column, Grand Valley News, runs every other Thursday. To contact Mary with a news tip, e-mail her at

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