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Grand Valley NewsMary MooreGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Western Colorado Hunting Retriever Club will be holding a “Started Dog” training day on Saturday, July 14, in Parachute. The club will also be hosting a Hunting Retriever Club International Hunt Test, licensed by the United Kennel Club on Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29, in Rifle. For information, call Rick at 984-2025 or Jim at 970-270-2236 or visit their Web site at http://www.westerncoloradohrc.com.

Four Grand Valley High School students traveled to Orlando, Fla., on Monday, July 9, for the 64th Annual Key Club International Convention. So what is Key Club? It is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. Key Club is so successful because it is a student-led organization that teaches leadership through serving others. Members of the Kiwanis International family, Key Club members build themselves as they build their schools and communities. Today, Key Club exists on more that 5,000 high school campuses, mostly in the United States and Canada. The Key Club motto is “Caring – Our Way of Life.”

Grand Valley High School (GVHS) has a strong Key Club, thanks to the efforts of our local Kiwanis Club and the teacher-leader, Alison Teter. One of the GVHS students won her trip at the Rocky Mountain District Convention held last spring. The other three trips are being financed by the Parachute-Battlement Mesa Kiwanis Club. All the students, Dani Gonzales, Samantha Young, Brittany Garcia, and Alex Casey, want to thank the members of the Kiwanis Club for this opportunity. After reading through the schedule for this week, I see the girls will be attending workshops, speaking sessions, and conferences. I also see some fun time scheduled for Kennedy Space Center, the beach and Walt Disney World. Thanks again, Kiwanis Club.It’s Grand Valley Days again – Friday and Saturday, July 20 and 21. The activities will begin with the Friday night rodeo. Saturday morning things get into full swing beginning with a pancake breakfast, the parade, street sports, and a bike rodeo. The all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast is scheduled from 7-10 a.m. at the Grand Valley United Methodist Church. Price is $5 per person. There is still time to get an entry into the parade; call Carol McClung at 285-7028. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday morning. Take your lawn chair and find a spot on the lawn at the Grand Valley Literacy Center. Immediately following the parade, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy the pie and ice cream social to benefit the Morrisania Community House. Enjoy homemade pie and ice cream, live music and a silent auction. Donations are welcome; the community house needs a new roof. For more information on the social, call Chris or Amy Beasley at 285-7398. Saturday evening is another rodeo, followed by the street dance at Cottonwood Park.



Mary Moore’s column, “Grand Valley News,” appears every other Thursday. To contact Mary with a news tip, e-mail her at beatlesfan_309@comcast.net.


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