Area briefs for April 12

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The city of Craig, Moffat County and the United Way will be celebrating National Volunteer Week by hosting the annual volunteer barbecue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 18 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds picnic shelter if the weather cooperates, and in the Pavilion if it rains.

Invitations have been sent out to the numerous volunteers who helped by being members on various boards, 4-H projects and and have worked the county fair.

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Committee offers rewards for clean-up

The Craig Beautification Committee is offering prizes -- including $25 gift certificates to local businesses -- for anyone who submits before and after pictures of their property or storefront that show efforts to improve their appearance.

"We're not judging the amount of work done or the quality," said Christina Currie, executive director of the Craig Chamber of Commerce. "What we're doing is rewarding anyone who puts forth an effort to improve their property."
Improvements can range from painting and refurbishing to removing junk and weeds.
Photos can be submitted via e-mail to director@craig-chamber.com or drop them off at the Craig Chamber of Commerce, 360 E. Victory Way. Participants also will be recognized in the Chamber Connection, distributed monthly by the Craig Daily Press.

Blood drive in Craig

A blood drive is scheduled to be held from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact The Memorial Hospital at 824-9411 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Walk-ins welcome as space permits.

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