Business beat: Events worthy of support


Bryce Jacobson, Publisher's Notebook

Bryce Jacobson's "Publisher's Notebook" appears periodically in the Craig Daily Press. E-mail him at

The business community of Craig is comprised of for-profit businesses and businesses (or organizations) that operate not for a profit. Today, I am going to talk to you about three upcoming fundraisers for nonprofit organizations that I feel do great things for this community.

Full disclosure: I am the past president of the Craig Chamber of Commerce and the president of the Kiwanis Club of Craig.

However, the following organizations and their events make a big difference in our community, and I would hope that my personal involvement with these groups would not change your level of support.

Rotary Club of Craig

Diamonds and Spurs, a fundraiser of the Craig Rotary Club will be held Jan. 24 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavillion, with events beginning at 6 pm.

Oftentimes, people refer to this event as the "Craig Adult Prom," so if you can remember how much fun your prom was, this event allows you to get dressed up and go out for a night on the town.

This event is the Rotary Club's main fundraiser, and on the agenda is a fantastic meal.

For tickets, which are on sale now, call any Rotary Club member or call Randy Looper at Elk Run Inn at 826-4444.

Kiwanis Club of Craig

The 63rd annual Kiwanis Play will take place March 6 and 7 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavillion.

The event is a satirical play about events and people in Moffat County, which is performed by the members of the Kiwanis Club. This fundraiser is to raise funds for Kiwanis scholarships that are given to Moffat County High School graduates.

Tickets, which cost $15 a piece, can be purchased on Feb. 6 at the VFW. For those of you who are new to town, the line to buy these tickets is a long one outside of the VFW. In the past, people have begun lining up as early as Tuesday to ensure they get tickets, and I am sure this year will be no different.

Chamber of Commerce

The third State of the County event will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Holiday Inn. This even, which is hosted by the Craig Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the Craig Daily Press and KRAI/55 Country, serves as the Craig Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting. It also allows residents to listen to an update on the state of the city, the county and other local organizations that use taxpayers' money.

The event includes a meal for the cost of $40, or any citizen can attend the event at no cost without the meal.

You can purchase tickets to this event by calling the Craig Chamber of Commerce at 824-5689.


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