Runners, take your marks! |

Runners, take your marks!

Grand Valley NewsMary MooreGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The “Kid Curry Scurry” is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center. Participants can sign up for a 5K Run or a 2K Fun Run/Walk. Age groups are 0-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+. Entry fee is $15 for registration before Aug. 31, and $20 for registration after Aug. 31. Net proceeds from the race fees will be allocated to improving the children’s programming at the activity center. Previous projects have included building an outdoor playground, picnic area, and improving games for younger children in the indoor game room. Check in day of race from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. at the activity center with 5K Run starting at 8 a.m. and the 2K Fun Run/Walk starting at 8:15 a.m. For more information or to register, call Fran Storm or Anne Huber at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center, 285-9480.

PEO Chapter IW – Battlement Mesa will be hosting a Fall Fashion Show 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center. Herberger’s Department Store of Grand Junction and Miller’s Dry Goods of Rifle will be supplying the fashions. Light refreshments are included in the ticket price of $15 per person. There is limited seating, so purchase your ticket now from Jane Chapman at 285-7341 or Mary Jane Wahlman at 285-1456 or any chapter member. All proceeds are designated for helping women in education.

A “Dog Days of Summer” Pet Show will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 15 at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center. The entry fee is $3. Awards will be given for obstacle course, obedience and showmanship. For more information, call the activity center at 285-9480.

The Cardinal’s Booster Club will have its first meeting of the 2007-08 school year at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, in the Grand Valley High School cafetorium. Parents of high school aged students are encouraged to attend. The agenda includes prices for season passes, sports calendars, and homecoming events. Parental involvement is so important for children, please make plans to attend. Let’s make this a great year of memories for our kids.

It’s football and volleyball time again. Our GVHS football team will be hosting Aspen at 7:30 p.m. this Friday. The volleyball girls will be hosting the Grand Valley Invitational Tournament beginning at 9 a.m. this Saturday, Sept. 1.

Have you checked out the new flower shop on Battlement Mesa? It is just a great little place. The owner, Rhonda Dillon, is a wonderful merchandiser as well as a very talented and creative florist. “The Flower Shop” is located in the Plaza Shopping Complex between The Guzzler and Carpet Plus. Don’t let the name fool you, there is much more here than just flowers – all kinds of gift ideas. September is my big birthday month, and I recently completed my shopping for five birthdays in Rhonda’s shop. She is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Mary Moore’s column, “Grand Valley News,” appears every other Thursday. To contact Mary with a news tip, e-mail her at (There is an underscore between n and 3.)

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