Come celebrate fall

Sixth annual Golden Leaf Celebration set for Sept. 16


The Downtown Business Association will be bringing in fall again this year with its sixth annual Golden Leaf Celebration in downtown Craig.

The association is bringing in small businesses and nonprofit organizations to celebrate fall. The celebration, which will include sidewalk sales, is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 16 around the 500 block of Yampa Avenue.

"I think it's going to be a great day," said Nadine Daszkiewicz, owner of the Kitchen Shop and a participant in the celebration's sidewalk sale. "It's a great way to publicize your business and we have lots of not-for-profit groups doing it too."

People interested in joining the event should call Carol Wilson at 824-4580 by Sept. 14.

Wilson said with string ensembles, a guitar duo performing in the park, bake sales, cotton candy and face painting, the event will create a great atmosphere for residents to welcome fall together.

As of today, Wilson has about 30 not-for-profit organizations and businesses on the roster, but she is looking for about 10 to 20 more to fill out the area and gain a little exposure.

Wilson urged organizations that might have trouble making multiple contacts in a short time to take part in the activity.

"Whoever wants to publicize their organization, raise funds and distribute information are welcome to come down and set up," she said.

The Downtown Business Association created the event shortly after Sept. 11 to give community members an outlet to reconnect with one another.

Among all the stands that will be set up, Wilson was confident there will be plenty of activities to keep kids busy.

And if anything, she said, it's an excuse to get out in the fresh air, watch the leaves change and see a few old friends.

"I'm encouraging as many of the groups as I can, not to just hand out fliers, but to have an engaging activity," Wilson said.

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