Your Town, Oct. 2, 2016

Today’s Your Town is pretty much a scoop of service club news.

Whether you prefer one scoop or two, in a cone, or in a cup, I’ve topped it off with a dollop of whipped topping and a big ol’ cherry.

Dig in ... and, please pass the napkins, it’s starting to melt.

The Golden K Kiwanis Club of Grand Junction will host its annual chili dinner Oct. 14, at the Redlands Middle School, 2200 Broadway.

Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for ages 6 to 12. Ages younger than 6 are free. Dinner includes chili and/or soup, salad and dessert. A silent auction will also take place.

Circle K Kiwanis Club at Colorado Mesa University will gather Tuesday to sew handmade blankets for Project Linus, an organization that provides the blankets to critically ill and traumatized children through age 18.

Key Club members will be joined by Kerrie Strausser, the Grand Junction Project Linus representative, from 5–7 p.m. in the CMU University Center Room 213. Circle K invites CMU students and current Kiwanis Club members to join as well.

“The Circle K Club at CMU is in its fifth year and is staging its once-a-semester Project Linus event, to make blankets and deliver them to traumatized children in a local hospital,” a news release said.

Regular meetings are at 5 p.m. Thursdays in the University Center, Room 224. New members are welcome. Students have previously hosted on-campus Relay for Life events and a canned food drive among other projects. Chili’s Restaurant hosts a fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., the third Thursday each month, where a percentage of your bill is donated to the club. Mention the Circle K Club at CMU to your server at the next event, on Oct. 20. 

E-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call advisor Mike Moran at 270-6162.

Kiwanis Club of Grand Junction installed leaders and officers for 2016-17 fiscal year during its Sept. 29 meeting.

Kevin Price was installed as the new president. He is a financial adviser for his firm, Insight Financial Solutions, and was the 2014 Kiwanian of the Year for the Grand Junction club. A self-described “sports nut,” he is also a member of the Maverick Club board at CMU and a member of the JUCO Committee.

Other 2016–17 officers installed are past president Stewart Cruickshank, secretary Chris Howard, treasurer Alan Watkins, and foundation chair Rick Tuma. Board members for 2016–17 are Nathan Rhodes, Brad Krebill, Sheryl Violett, John Hildebrand, Patty Anderson, Cori Elam, Mike Moore, Rob Burkey and Lindsay Gray.

The president-elect for the 2017–18 fiscal year is Sue Kiser.

The club recently contributed $39,000 to Mesa County charities that help children through funds raised during the June Pancake Day.

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The Grand Junction Lions Club, through its Community Betterment Committee, will present checks to organizations during its Tuesday meeting at Two Rivers Convention Center.

The check presentations will conclude the grant awards for 2016 which has seen $125,000 given to various organizations. Proceeds for the grants were received from a “very successful 87th annual Carnival and Parade this past February,” a news release said.

Community Hospital will receive $8,750 for the construction of the “Lions Loop” walking path; Fruita Monument High School will receive $2,000 for a pitching machine and batting cages; and Holy Family Catholic School, $2,000 for playground equipment.

As the season of awarding grants closes, the 2017 grant application season gets underway. Applications and requirements for consideration are at Click on the Grant Application tab to download the PDF application from the link at the bottom of the page. Applications are also available at Brown’s Shoe Fit, 425 Main St. Completed applications must be taken to Brown’s Shoe Fit, by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28.

Redlands Lion’s Club members and volunteers will place more than 600 flags on Monday, Oct. 10, for the Columbus Day holiday.

Weather permitting, the flags will go out early morning and will be picked the same day, late in the afternoon. Areas served are Tiara Rado, Seasons, Monument Village, Panorama, Redlands Village and other subdivisions as well as some Redlands area businesses. 

The flag service honors eight holidays each year for a donation of $30. Proceeds are used for community projects like KidSight, Kids Aid and Colorado Mesa University scholarships.

To subscribe to the service or volunteer to help call Chuck Stevenson at 242-3222 or Dave McIlnay at 433-7961.

The annual pancake breakfast to benefit the Coates Creek Schoolhouse on Glade Park is planned for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, at the school, 3791 DS Road, 15 miles west of the Glade Park Store.

According to the Facebook event page, “if you hit Utah, you’ve gone too far.”

Breakfast is homemade sourdough pancakes, eggs, ham, bacon, hash browns, milk, juice and coffee. Cost is $8 for ages 12 and older and $5 for ages younger than 12. All proceeds will go toward renovation of the schoolhouse. There will be door prizes and a bump ‘n’ jump for the kids.

Call Missy at 712-3360 for information.

The Patriot Guard Riders and Wreaths Across America are hosting the ninth annual sponsorship drive to place 2,200 wreaths at the Western Slope Veterans Memorial Cemetery during the Christmas season.

Cost is $15 for each wreath. If you have a loved one buried at cemetery or would like to sponsor a wreath(s), call Art Edwards at 250-1174 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information.

Submit Calendar and community news items by email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), by fax at 244-8578, or by mail to 734 S. Seventh St., Grand Junction, CO, 81501. Items to be considered for Your Town should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event.


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