Carlene and Jeremy Sanders sway on the dance floor during the Craig Rotary Club's 2010 Diamonds & Spurs fundraiser. This year's event will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

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Carlene and Jeremy Sanders sway on the dance floor during the Craig Rotary Club's 2010 Diamonds & Spurs fundraiser. This year's event will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

Kick up your heels at Saturday’s Diamonds & Spurs

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If you go

What: Diamonds & Spurs

When: 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday

Where: Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion

The night includes dinner, dancing, a silent auction and more. Tickets are $60 for an individual, $480 for a table of eight and $600 for a table of 10. Tickets can be purchased from Craig Rotary Club members or at Elk Run Inn or State Farm Insurance. All proceeds go to benefit the Rotary Club. For more information, call 970-826-4444 or 970-824-3258.

— The time has come for Moffat County residents to break out their finest wardrobe, polish up their boots and get ready for one of the fanciest nights of the year.

Tickets are still available for the Craig Rotary Club's Diamonds & Spurs event, which takes place Saturday evening at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion. The night features fine dining provided by Brother’s Custom Processing — with a menu that includes entrees such as prime rib and leg of lamb — followed by lots of dancing, this year to the music of returning DJ Kip Strean, of Steamboat Springs.

There is no dress code, and people have shown up in past years in outfits ranging from tuxedos to formal Western wear, said Rotary member Randy Looper, who likened the event to an “adult prom.”

“All events in Craig are fun, but with this one, people love to get out and dance and just enjoy each other,” he said. “It’s a fun night to dress up with your friends.”

Tickets for the event are $60 apiece — or $480 for a table of eight and $600 for a table of 10 — and dinner, dessert, drinks and all other activities from 6 p.m. to midnight are included. Attendance has been as large as 200 people in the past, though this year, tickets will be limited to about 185.

“We thought that would be a good number to make sure there’s plenty of room,” Looper said.

Taking place since 1999, Diamonds & Spurs is the big fundraiser for Rotary Club’s activities and has brought in as much as $9,000 in previous years. Last year’s total was $3,500, and this year could be even bigger with a larger silent auction.

Looper said the items up for bid include 2014 Denver Broncos tickets, a golf package from Steamboat’s Catamount Ranch & Club and many other bundles, the money from which will go toward Rotary Club’s endeavors throughout the year.

Rotarians also will acknowledge former club member Val Rohrich with the Bill and Nancy Muldoon Humanitarian Award for numerous instances of volunteering locally.

“She contributed tremendously behind the scenes to the community of Craig,” Looper said.

Rohrich, who moved to St. Peter, Minn., in September, will be unable to travel back to Craig to attend Diamonds & Spurs, though she said she is extremely humbled to receive such an award.

“I’m just so appreciative and so grateful and to be honored in the name of great people like the Muldoons is amazing,” Rohrich said.

Among her proudest accomplishments in Northwest Colorado were working with St. Michael’s Community Kitchen and expanding Rotary Club’s Book Buddies program to all the elementary schools in town.

Rohrich said she was glad to be part of the Craig branch of Rotary Club before leaving town.

“They are very dedicated people, and Craig, for such a small club, accomplishes a lot,” she said.

Contact Andy Bockelman at 970-875-1793 or abockelman@CraigDailyPress.com.

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