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King’n Trio concerts were a royal success

On April 28, the King’n Trio, a musical group from the Grand Junction Rotary Club, gave three concerts in the Parachute/Battlement Mesa area. These talented gentlemen began with a concert for 600 children at Bea Underwood Elementary School. The group traveled on to the middle school, where the gentlemen entertained the ever-difficult-to-please middle school kids. The group did please the students, and several of these kids even attended the evening performance. The group wrapped up the evening with a performance for the community at a packed house at Grand Valley High School. More than $4,000 was raised to benefit the school district’s instrumental music program. The King’n Trio also gave a beautiful set of drums to the elementary school. Several students performed musical numbers at the break, and as usual, they were great. There is a lot of talent in our little communities. The whole benefit was thanks to the Parachute/Battlement Mesa Kiwanis Club.

Wednesday, April 27, and Friday, April 29, Grand Valley High School performed the musical production “Phantom of the Soap Opera.” These kids, under the direction of Kimble Klinzman, gave audiences a great evening of entertainment and laughs. Several students sang duets and solos, and it was evident a lot of hard work was put into the endeavor. There is a lot of young talent in our area, so expect more musical performances in the future. The kids had a great time doing this performance, made some new friendships and ended their evening with a party at the home of Dani Gonzales.

If you have not been up to the Activity Center to look at the artwork on display, do it now. It is phenomenal. The show continues through May 25. Go see the exhibit before it’s gone!



The Touch-a-Truck Family Day is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Activity Center. This year is gearing up to be even better than in the past (and my grandkids have loved it). There will be a dozen trucks, a flea market, a barbecue wagon, and a Spider-Man bump and jump. Don’t miss this!

Summer swimming lessons at the Activity Center begin next month, with the first session June 1-16 and the second session June 20-30. Register now at the front desk of the Activity Center.Mary Moore’s column, “Grand Valley News,” runs every other Thursday. To contact Mary with a news tip, e-mail her at mmoore@bmesa.com.


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