Young Life holding community banquet

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Moffat County Young Life is inviting community members to celebrate their tax returns and the growth of Young Life on the same night.

There are two goals behind next month's Moffat County Young Life community banquet, said a group leader.

"It's kind of a thing to show our appreciation and, again, we're going to try and raise some money," said Kate Grobe, a Young Life leader.

Young Life is a faith-based, non-denominational public service group that was established in 1941 to provide relational-based, Christ-centered mentoring for high school and middle school youth.

The public is invited to attend the banquet, which is at 6 p.m. April 15 at The Center of Craig community building. Tickets for the banquet are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.

The organization, which has been in Craig since the early 1990s, is funded through donations from local businesses and residents.

After paying national dues, all money raised locally stays local, Grobe said.

"Other than that, everything we raise stays here," she said.

A primary goal of this year's banquet will be raising money to send local youths to summer camp. High school students will travel to northern California; middle school students will be sent to Buena Vista. The older high school students are going to go hiking in the Medicine Bow National Forest.

"That's what most of the money goes to, sending kids to camp," Grobe said.

Advance tickets to next month's event may be purchased at the Craig Daily Press, Masterworks Mechanical or Craig Physical Therapy.

Organizers ask that those planning to attend RSVP by e-mailing mocoyounglife@yahoo.com.

For more information, go to www.moffatcounty.younglife.org or call David Pressgrove at 629-9600.

Josh Roberts can be reached at 824-7031, ext. 210 or jroberts@craigdailypress.com.

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