August brings adventure, activities to Craig

I have had the pleasure of seeing my great-granddaughter, Sarah VanGrandt, who came from Alabama to help my daughter Jane, her sister Haley and cousin Trey Gallegos with the Relay For Life. It’s something she has done for the past several years and enjoys volunteering to help with setting the event up and walking through the night. Kudos to all of those who took the time to participate in or help out with the event, and are a part of the fight against cancer. Thank you goes out to all those who purchased the “Sparks of Hope” cookbook I had at Sunset Meadows 1.

July is rounding the corner already making room for August. Since my birthday is coming up soon, I have been asked repeatedly about what I am going to do to celebrate it. My reply is that I have quit having birthdays, but you know they come around anyway! I was talking to my friend Dee once about kids, grandkids and birthdays. She calculated about 40 or so grand’s and great-grandkids from the 10 children she had. I said I just wanted to live long enough to see my grandchildren graduate. I’ve accomplished that but now its great-grand’s that are going to be graduating and we’re still adding to the count since we now have five generations going. I know I won’t be around for their graduations so their birthdays count even more, that’s why I wish all of them a happy July birthday regardless of their age.

Speaking of birthday wishes, here are some more for David Bradley, Thea Bowlds, Celestine Serrano, Donna Adrian, Larry Decker and Debbie Jackson.

Special get well wishes to my great-grandson Airoughn VanGrandt who is recovering from surgery, and also to Marie Greenwald, Patrick Butler, Blake Smith and Dolores Harper Allen.

Don’t forget to get signed up for the Moffat County Fair; events were posted in the Friday issue of the Craig Daily Press.

The Hot Air Balloon festival is at Loudy-Simpson Park Saturday and Sunday, with a concert at 6 p.m. Saturday. Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair so you can kick back and enjoy.

As August approaches more people are regrouping and getting ready for fall and all that it involves, like school. There are more children around on bicycles, skateboards and such so stay alert because they don’t always watch for traffic. Be safe and enjoy the rest of the sunny days ahead.

Mary Jo Brown

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