GVHS wins trophy for top turnout in Kid’s Voting
Kids VotingThis year marked the fifth election for Kids Voting in our school district. And it was a great success with 56 percent of our kids going to their respective precincts to cast their votes. Dick Doran, the volunteer coordinator, has spent a great deal of time and energy making this program so successful. Thank you, Dick, for a job very well done. With the addition of the Re-1 and Re-2 school districts to Kids Voting this year, it was decided to hold a healthy competition between the high schools. I am proud to announce that Grand Valley High School won with 56 percent voter turnout; second place went to Glenwood Springs High School with 50 percent. The competition also included Rifle High School, Basalt High School and Carbondale High School. A trophy will be presented to GVHS. Congratulations kids and a big thank-you to the social studies teachers at GVHS, Scott Kiburis and Paul Harvey. Mr. Doran credits the success of this program to the teachers in our school district who truly support Kids Voting and teach it to our kids. Thanks, teachers, I especially appreciate all your efforts.This year’s volunteers were: Jeri Doran, Mary Moore, Nick Massaro, Don Prentice, Charles and Opal Morgenthaler, Nancy Jay, Nancy Tix, Dylan Lindauer, Andy Jones, Nicki Loschke, Brian Vanderpool, Shannon Dunn, Julianne Jones, Heather Jay, Melinda Johnson, Stevie Vance, Tiffany Brown, and Brandon Tix.Activity Center Photo ContestThe annual photo contest was a major success with over 40 entries. Winners of the 35mm division were Cathy Carlson – 1st, Ron Carlson – 2nd and 3rd. The winner of the black and white division was Ken Carlson. The digital division winners were Dean Hulse – 1st, Sterling Davidson – 2nd and Jody Lyons – 3rd. Congratulations – I enjoyed all the photos.Holiday Home TourThe fourth annual Parachute/Battlement Mesa PEO Chapter’s Holiday Home Tour is scheduled for 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. The featured homes this year are Adele and Fred Inman, Sharon and Charlie Orr, Sondra and Ron Robinson, and Kari Arneson.This tour is a lot of fun and a great way to start your holiday season. My daughter, Dani, and I do this tour together every year and we enjoy this holiday tradition. Tickets are $10 and available from PEO members. Call 285-1456 or 285-7341 to reserve your ticket. All proceeds from the tour benefit the scholarship fund to help our local graduates.Friends of the Parachute LibraryHave you been in the library since the remodel? It is WONDERFUL. Holly will show you how she can turn a full circle with her arms spread out wide. What a great space for us, and I look forward to all the new books Holly can order to fill the space.The monthly meeting of the Friends of the Parachute Library will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the town hall. The featured presenter will be A Vintage Rose, who will demonstrate flower arranging for Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving arrangement will go to one lucky winner in the audience to take home. Refreshments will be served.Volunteers neededThe Parachute/Battlement Mesa Volunteer Fire Department is looking for a few good men and women to join their organization. If you are interested in serving your community in this capacity you may pick up an application at the Battlement Mesa Fire Station during normal working hours. No experience is required and training is provided.Chimera ConcertChimera plays a spicy southwestern combination of newly arranged jazz standards, original compositions, and sizzling instrumental performances. From Jobim bossa nova sung in Portuguese, to deeply haunting melodies reminiscent of Ella Fitzgerald, this group will take you on a magical journey that combines the familiar with the thick and inviting ethnic groove of world music. The fast and furious passion of flamenco is mixed into the stew, as well as healthy doses of intricate jazz harmony. And they will be at our Activity Center at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20. Tickets available at the front desk of the Activity Center: $10 for adults and $5 for students. This concert is sponsored by Battlement Mesa Company.Mary Moore’s column, “Grand Valley News,” runs every other Thursday. To contact Mary with a news tip, call her at 945-8515, ext. 108, or send e-mail to email@example.com.Mary Moore’s column, “Grand Valley News,” runs every other Thursday. To contact Mary with a news tip, call her at 945-8515, ext. 108, or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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