LS: Your Town Column March 22, 2009

Yellow is a dominant color in the valley this time of year.

Daffodils bloom in gardens, yellow forsythias brightens the landscape and don’t forget those packets of marshmallow Peeps lining the seasonal aisle at the grocery store.
It must be spring.

I can’t even get away from all the yellow Post-It notes at home, reminding me of spring-cleaning projects that need to be done.

Yellow used to be my favorite color.

When all my chores are done, I’m thankful I can put on my yellow ball cap and go out and play.

But some people in the community need help with a number of projects around their homes and aren’t sure how to go about it.

• ShareFest ’09 is a community event taking place April 25-26. A number of churches will come together to assist those who need help with home projects, yard work and miscellaneous repairs.
You need not be a church member to help. Individuals and service clubs are welcome to join the valleywide effort.
If you’d like to help as a volunteer or have project ideas, call Vicki at Canyon View Vineyard Church, 248-5946. or go to Web site http://www.gjsharefest.com for information.

• The Mesa Mall and the Grand Valley Blue Star Mothers will co-sponsor a breakfast with the Easter bunny for Grand Valley military kids and their families.
The breakfast is at 9:30 a.m.
March 28 in Clock Court at Mesa Mall.
The event is for military children and family only and reservations must be made by March 22.
Call 242-3845 or go to Web site http://www.gvbluestarmothers.org.

• A new American Legion Post — Grand Valley Veterans, Post 2009 was chartered on Feb. 25.
There were 27 members on the charter and the post has grown to 39 members. The Post 2009 meeting is at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Elks Lodge at Fourth Street and Ute Avenue.
Any veteran is encouraged to attend. The objective of the Legion is to serve the community, the youth and children and the veteran.
The first meeting was March 10, and the order of business was to elect a core of officers. Those elected include Commander Wade McLain; Adjutant Douglas Collins; Senior Vice Commander Jim Hayes; Finance Officer Bill Pitts; and Sergeant at Arms Randy Love.
Call Ken Willard at 242-9195.

• Project Common Ground’s next Cafe Social is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 24 at Coffee Muggers, 644 Main St.
The coffee social is for connecting cultures and building communities.
Call 254-6090 or go to Web site http://www.projectcommongroundgj.com for information.

• Retired Senior Volunteer Program will have its Senior Volunteer Fair beginning at 10 a.m. March 27 at Two Rivers Convention Center.
The fair will feature nonprofit as well as for-profit booths for volunteers to visit and receive information.
Volunteers will be honored with a luncheon beginning at 1 p.m. This year, volunteers with 25, 20, 15, 10 and five years of service will be recognized. More than 300 seniors and guests are expected to attend.


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