Your Town, June 20, 2010

We had some sprinkler issues awhile back, during the first heat wave of the summer.

There was a geyser where it wasn’t supposed to be, and nothing coming out of where it should have been. Through trial and error we managed to troubleshoot the problem, but not without getting soaked in the process. I took a forceful blast to the face a time or two, giving my husband more entertainment than he bargained for. Although we were actually “working” on the sprinklers, it brought back fun memories of being a kid and running through sprinklers on a sizzling summer day.

Yes, we were trying to work on the sprinklers, but it was hot. I couldn’t help but accidentally walk right through the spray, several times, getting completely drenched in the process.

Once or twice, I left my tools in the garage and had to go back and get them. It was quicker to take the shortcut ... through the sprinkler, again and again and again. Oh yeah, you can pretend like your working, but you can’t hide that silly grin on your water-logged face every time you emerge dripping wet.

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads today — whether you’re fixing sprinklers or running through them with kids or grandkids — I hope it’s a blast.

The German American Club of Western Colorado will have its annual picnic from 4 to 7 p.m. June 27, at the south shelter at Sherwood Park.

Brats, hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks will be provided. Those attending are asked to take a dish to share. There is no charge, but donations will be accepted.

Anyone interested in the club, its activities and purpose, is welcome to attend.

Call President Jim Witt at 242-2657 or 209-9241 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


The Bookcliff Barbershop Harmony Chorus now meets and practices at Northeast Christian Church, 2001 Patterson Road, in the auditorium at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Men of all ages who enjoy singing are welcome to attend and see what it’s all about.

Upcoming performances by the chorus include the Alzheimer’s Memory Walk Kickoff on Wednesday at the Two Rivers Winery and Chateau and the American National Bank Farmers’ Market on Thursday by the Chrome Buffalo.

Call Jim Witt at 242-2657 or 209-9241 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information.


And speaking of the Alzheimer’s Memory Walk Kickoff on Wednesday at Two Rivers Winery, the event is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and all new and returning team captains are welcome. The event kicks off the Memory Walk season.

Call 256-1274 for information or go to


The Grand Valley School class of 1960 will host the 17th annual Grand Valley School reunion on Saturday, June 26, at Cottonwood Park in Parachute.

There will be coffee and donuts at 10 a.m. with a potluck lunch at noon. Take your favorite dish to share, a beverage and lawn chair.

Coffee, plates, napkins and cutlery will be provided. Everyone is welcome to attend .

Call Joan Roberts at 858-6429 for more information.


The year 1960 must have seen a lot of like-minded organizers, because, the Ridgway High School class of 1960 is also organizing a potluck reunion.

This potluck is for Ridgway High School graduates from 1980 and earlier, plus families and friends. It will begin at 11 a.m. July 17, in the Ridgway Town Park.

Those attending should take a potluck dish, plates, eating utensils and lawn chairs. Tables will be set up in the Community Center for the potluck dishes. The class of 1960 will also provide iced tea, lemonade and coffee along with cups and glasses. Donations will be accepted to help pay for the drinks and rental of the center.


Thunder Mountain Camera Club’s monthly meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, at the River of Alliance Church, 701 24 1/2 Road.

The program will be of random, funny, bizarre pictures and monthly competition results will be reviewed.

Call Kathleen at 260-7488 for information.


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