If you go
What: Craig Kiwanis Club play ticket auction
When: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 1
Where: Craig Ford-Mercury, 801 W. Victory Way
Cost: Bidding starts at $180 for one of two 12-ticket packages
What: Craig Kiwanis Club play ticket sale
When: 6 p.m. Feb. 8 (doors open at 5 p.m.)
Where: Veterans of Foreign Wars building, 419 E. Victory Way
Cost: $15 per ticket
Craig For as long as Jeff Corriveau can remember, people have waited for Craig Kiwanis Club play tickets days in advance of them going on sale during blustery mid-winter weather.
This year, Corriveau, a 22-year Kiwanis club member, expects it to be no different.
The Craig Kiwanis Club play, an annual event more than 60 years old, is scheduled for March 7 and 8 at Moffat County Fairgrounds pavilion. But, like past years, the tickets go on sale a month in advance.
The play, which contains a series of skits, pokes fun at the past year's local people and events.
"We just kind of lampoon whoever we can get into the play," Corriveau said.
And no one is immune.
"We go after City Council, the (county) commissioners, schools and hospital (staff)," he said. "We get the opportunity to laugh at ourselves. It's all in good nature."
Club members perform the comedic acts for a purpose.
The play is the club's largest fundraiser, and its proceeds fund various Kiwanis activities, including those that benefit elderly and disabled individuals.
Ticket sales also fund the club's annual high school scholarships. The club intends to give away $8,000 in scholarships to Moffat County High School seniors this year.
If the play sells out, the club will collect about $12,000.
Residents still can choose to stand in line to purchase tickets for $15 each Feb. 8. But, this year, they also will have another option.
A silent auction Feb. 1 at Craig Ford-Mercury, 801 W. Victory Way, will allow residents to bid on two tables of tickets - one table for each night.
Bidding begins at 8 a.m., and the prices start at the regular price of $180 for one table, or 12 tickets. The highest bidders at 6 p.m. receive a table on the night of their choice.
"We're limiting it to two tables," said Corriveau, who is organizing the auction. "We don't want to get into the business of selling to the highest bidder."
Bridget Manley can be reached at 824-7031, ext. 207 or firstname.lastname@example.org