Your Town, Aug. 26, 2012

As mentioned last week, I am shining the spotlight on various clubs and organizations in the area, beginning today.

After installing fresh bulbs in the lighting and tidying up the stage, I’m proud to present this week’s spotlight on: The Grand Junction Symphony Guild.

Devoted to raising funds for the support and promotion of the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra, the membership organization has several fund-raisers throughout the year and according to the link at, the guild is in its 32nd year of supporting the symphony.

Members of the guild assist in office duties at the Symphony office, 225 N. Fifth St., Suite 120, usher during concerts and conduct a variety of fundraisers to fit all seasons. A few of these events are the Brats in the Park food service offered during the Wells Fargo’s Evening Under the Stars concert, an Afterglow Reception once each season, the Young Artist Competition, Instrument Petting Zoo, Children’s Concert and School Concert, Crystal Baton composition competition, SymFUNy at the Avalon, the Springfest Luncheon and Fashion Show and more.

To learn about these events, or the Symphony Guild, call 243-6787 or visit the website.

Members of the Western Slope Honor Flight have extended an invitation to all World War II veterans, their families and friends — as well as members of the community — to attend the unveiling and dedication of the newly 
erected WWII Memorial at 
1:30 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado.

Sept. 2 also recognizes the 67th anniversary of V.J. Day and the end of World War II.

The Western Slope Honor Flight took more than 530 World War II veterans on five flights to visit memorials built in their honor in Washington, D.C.

Now the organization would like to recognize the veterans that flew with them — and those who could not.

Drop-off will be available at the event site near the cemetery’s administration building and shuttle services will also be available. Overflow parking will be available at the Grand Junction Regional Center, in the northeast parking lot. Shuttle service will also be available from that location.

Call Kris Baugh at 986-2995 or Kathie Iles at 216-1743 for information.

The Grand Junction Geological Society will have a joint meeting with the Colorado Mesa University Geology Club at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, in the Saccomanno Lecture Hall, Wubben Science Building on the CMU campus.

“Grand Junction and the Manhattan Project — Secret Uranium Production During World War II,” will be presented by Bill Chenoweth.

All are welcome to attend.

Call 242-9062 for information.

The Redlands Lions Club will put out flags for its customers on Labor Day, Sept. 3, recognizing the contribution that labor has made to the privilege of living and working in the country.

Those residing in the Seasons, Tiarado, Panorama, South Broadway and Redlands Village areas can receive flag service on nine holidays per year. The delivery year begins July 1, ending June 30. The $30 fee can be prorated.

Flags are also delivered 
Sept. 11 to make up for any holiday that was missed because of inclement weather. Because of frozen receptacles in January, the club was unable to put out flags on Martin Luther King Day.

If you would like to receive flag service or would like information, call Chuck Stevenson, 242-3222, Skip Hughes at 243-6785 or Dave McLinay at 433-7961.

The Grand Junction Branch of the American Association of University Women will present the Young People’s Chautauqua performance by Kaitlyn Burns from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Sept. 6 at The Egg and I meeting room, at First Street and Patterson Road.

Lunch is dutch treat from the menu and reservations are required. The public is welcome to attend.

Call Anita Pisciotte at 243-7113 or Kathy Kain at 242-1323 for information or reservations.

The League of Women Voters of Montrose County is inviting members of the community to the presentation of its first “Making Democracy Work Award,” recognizing local leaders who actively work to keep the Montrose community a strong and vibrant place to live.

The event is from 6–8 p.m. Sept. 6 at The Bridges Clubhouse, 2500 Bridges Ave., in Montrose and will also feature an opportunity to meet and mix with candidates running for office in the November general election and local current elected officials.

Cost is $15 and appetizers are included. There will be a cash bar, door prizes and a silent auction. Call Karen Connor at 275-1314 to pre-register.

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Items to be considered for Your Town should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event.


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