Your Town, July 14, 2013
It’s mid-July already and time to put out a call to clubs and organizations in Mesa County to submit their information to be included in The Daily Sentinel’s User Guide — formerly known as the Answer Book.
Our User Guide elves have been feverishly updating information for the guide, which will be inserted in the Sunday, Aug. 25, Daily Sentinel.
Now’s the time for clubs and organizations of all varieties — general clubs and organizations, art, sports, youth and more, as well as churches, support groups, senior groups and health organizations — to submit.
To be included, send the name of the club/organization, contact phone number, your website if you have one, and a brief description of the group so we can determine which category to place it under.
The deadline to submit is Wednesday, July 31.
Elizabeth and Christopher Boyd, owners of No Coast Sushi, presented $300 checks on July 8 to six local charities at the restaurant, 1119 N. First St.
In honor of No Coast Sushi’s sixth year anniversary last month, the Boyds designated six nights in June where 10 percent of sales would to go to local charities.
Through No Coast Sushi’s Facebook page and in-house votes, the public had the opportunity to select the six charities to receive the donations.
The nonprofits groups to receive checks are Goose Liver Inc., The House, Mesa Land Trust, Grand Valley Zoological Quest, Roice-Hurst Humane Society and the Steven Davies Memorial Fund. Along with receiving a check, the organizations will have a to-be-determined date in the fall for a benefit night especially for them.
Kannah Creek Brewing Co’s annual fundraiser for the Multiple Sclerosis Society continues today through July 18 at 1960 N. 12th St.
Kannah Creek’s brewers have created a special beer for the eighth annual MS Week at The Creek, called The Philanthropy Ale.
According to a news release, “The Philanthropy Ale is a straw-colored summer ale. It is crisp, medium-bodied, and lightly hoppy. It has an alcohol by volume (ABV) of 4.9 percent and an international bittering unit (IBU) of 25.”
It will be sold for $3 a pint through July 18 with all sales donated to the Colorado Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.”
“It’s (the fundraiser) close to my heart because I have MS,” said co-owner and head brewer Jim Jeffryes in the news release.
Call 243-0702 for information.
Grand Junction’s Texas Roadhouse restaurant will team up with 13 other locations across Colorado to support the Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Foundation.
Ten percent of all dinner proceeds, from 4–10 p.m. Tuesday, will be donated to the foundation.
A firetruck will be in the parking lot, with a firefighter on hand to discuss fire safety.
Visit http://www.texasroadhouse.com for information.
The 22nd — and final — city of Grand Junction Employees Association Clothing Give Away is set for 3–8 p.m. Aug. 2 and 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Lincoln Park Barn.
The public is invited to join city employees in making donations of clean, gently used clothing. New, in the package undergarments will also be accepted. Used undergarments will be thrown away for health safety. Shoes with life left in them will also be accepted.
Clothing donation containers are placed on the west side of the Lincoln Park Barn and the Grand Junction Police Department, 555 Ute Ave. Bins at the Police Department are located near the main entrance, inside and outside.
Donations will be accepted through July 28.
The public is invited to join members and friends of the Grand Junction Elks Lodge 575 for a motorcycle poker run July 28, beginning at the lodge, 249 S. Fourth St.
Registration is from 9–10 a.m. Each hand is $10. Passengers can purchase a hand for $5 and extra hands are $5.
Don’t have a motorcycle? Drive your car instead. Maps and directions will be distributed at registration, along with free coffee and doughnuts.
The five stops on the poker run are the Elks Lodge, The End Zone in Fruita, Alexander Lodge on Grand Mesa, Delta Elks Lodge in Delta and back at the Grand Junction Elks Lodge. All participants must check in by 4 p.m.
Live music and dancing will begin at 5 p.m. featuring Goodman Band. There will also be a raffle with more than $2,000 in prizes. All proceeds from the event will go to the Elks Hoop Shoot, an annual youth basketball competition, scholarships for high school seniors and local Little League.
Call Ed Crilly, lodge secretary at 243-0675 for information.
The Central High School class of 1978 will have its 35th reunion Friday and Saturday.
The fun begins from 5–11 p.m. Friday at the Ale House, continuing Saturday with a catered barbecue at the Lincoln Park Elm Shelter.
Healing Horizons is sponsoring a healthy food drive to benefit the Backpack Program for back to school.
Drop-off locations are Sprouts and Healing Horizons, 2139 N. 12th St., No. 7.
For a list of healthy foods to donate, or for information, call 256-8449.