Oktoberfest a huge success
Reports indicate that the Chamber of Commerce’s Oktoberfest was a smashing success. The people in my office could not offer enough compliments about the entire celebration. Linda Schubert said the food was delicious, the band was excellent, and the fireworks were incredible. The fireworks display lasted for 40 minutes and people are saying it was the best they have ever seen. Thank you, Sandy Yeager, and all the folks of the chamber for a great fall festival.Grand Valley High School HomecomingMark your calendars for Friday, Oct. 22. The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. on the patio by the cafetorium at the high school. The Cardinal’s Booster Club is hosting a tailgate party to get us all in the mood for the big football game against Plateau Valley. The tailgate party will feature burgers, brats, beans, salad, and homemade desserts. Price is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12. The volleyball teams will begin play at 4 and 5 p.m. and varsity at 6 p.m., also against Plateau Valley. The football game kickoff is at 7 p.m. The Booster Club is also selling football mum corsages to increase school spirit. Help out the Booster Club and make that special lady in your life feel special. Call me at 625-6901 in the evenings to place your order – supply is limited. The beautiful corsages are being made by A Vintage Rose in Parachute. See you at Homecoming!Grand Valley Christian Women’s ClubGrand Valley Christian Women’s Club is featuring its “Autumn Harvest” event on Thursday, Oct. 21, at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center. Bidding begins at noon on the silent and live auction items, which include gift baskets, baked goods, and crafts. Ruby Sharp of Lafayette will be speaking on “Meeting Life Challenges.” Price is $8.50 inclusive. Please call Elaine at 285-1731 by Tuesday, Oct. 19, for reservations.Haunted houseThe Battlement Mesa Activity Center and The Parachute/Battlement Mesa Lions Club is jointly sponsoring the annual haunted house for children up to 8 years old. The event features a costume contest, prizes, and games. There is a $1 admission for the kids, and an adult must accompany them. The haunted house is a great event for the little ones, and the Lion’s members volunteer much of their time to ensure everyone has a fun experience.Donate bloodThe St. Mary’s Blood Bank, aka Dracula, is once again seeking our blood. Please report with rolled-up sleeves from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the Holiday Inn Express.Shades of Fall Harvest Gold dinner and danceThe Shades of Fall Harvest Gold dinner dance is scheduled for 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Activity Center. Music is provided by Harris & Harris, and the Sunrise Scramble is preparing dinner. Tickets are $14 per person and are available at the Activity Center front desk. Sounds like a fun and enjoyable evening to me.Mary Moore’s column, “Grand Valley News,” runs every other Thursday. To contact Mary with a news tip, call her at 945-8525, ext. 108, or send an e-mail to MooreMOMOF7@aol.com.Mary Moore’s column, “Grand Valley News,” runs every other Thursday. To contact Mary with a news tip, call her at 945-8525, ext. 108, or send an e-mail to MooreMOMOF7@aol.com.
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