Greta nabs Grinch

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Photo by Gretel Daugherty

Greta grasps the Grinch in her teeth in Fruita’s downtown roundabout park.


It may be Fruita instead of Whoville but Greta, the tyrannosaurus rex sculpture on the downtown roundabout, sinks her teeth into the Grinch in a Santa Claus suit as part of the city’s Christmas decor.

Fruita is putting a special emphasis on drawing shoppers to downtown stores this weekend.

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