Craig briefs for Feb. 9 |

Craig briefs for Feb. 9

Wild Turkey dinner tonight

The National Wild Turkey Federation will host its annual Hunting Heritage Banquet tonight at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion. Doors open at 6 p.m., and dinner follows at 7 p.m.

Anyone who purchased a ticket before Feb. 2 will be put into a drawing for a gun. A special prize also will be awarded to children.

Tickets cost $50 for a single, $70 for a couple and $15 for youths ages 17 and younger. Tickets are available at B&B Welding and Northwest Pawn.

For more information, call Pam at 824-6811 or Scott at 824-4910.

Taste of Chocolate takes place today

Chocolate temptations will be featured at various downtown businesses in conjunction with the Art Walk.

Competitors will prepare 100 small servings of their creation. They could be hot chocolate, cakes, cookies and candy – as long as the featured flavor is chocolate. Entry forms are available at The Kitchen Shop. Contestants need to be present to hand out samples.

The samples are to go to ticket holders only.

Ticket holders will vote for their favorite chocolate. The winner will be announced Monday and will receive $100 in Downtown Bucks.

There is no entry fee. The competitor collecting the most votes will win $100.

Chocolate tasters will need to purchase a ticket at The Kitchen Shop and other Downtown businesses. The tickets cost $10, and entitle you to a sample of each chocolate creation. The ticket also is your ballot. Ballot boxes will be located along the route. Candy boxes will be provided to ticket holders. Only 100 tickets will be sold.

Bookmark contest to celebrate Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss’ birthday is March 2. When Seuss (Theodore Geisel) was 50 years old in 1954, he created his first and maybe most famous book – “The Cat in the Hat.” A publisher challenged Dr. Seuss to use 250 of the most important words for children to learn. Dr. Seuss used 220 of those words in “The Cat in the Hat,” which was an instant success.

Now, 54 years later, children and adults still love to hear the fun rhythm of Dr. Seuss’ jaunty stories.

To celebrate this special children’s author, Downtown Books and The Print Shop invite all Moffat County elementary students, kindergarten through fourth grade, to participate in Seuss’ birthday by creating their own special Dr. Seuss bookmark.

Students should submit their original artwork and words that reflect all the things they love about Dr. Seuss and his books. The first-place winner will receive $25, second-place winner $15 and the third-place winner $10 in Craig Spree Bucks.

Students may enter two times. Applications are available at Ridgeview, Sunset and East elementary schools, the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, Downtown Books, The Print Shop and Serendipity Coffee Shop.

The winners will be honored at a special Dr. Seuss party, March 3 at Downtown Books, 543 Yampa Ave. The party will begin at 4 p.m.

For more information, call 824-5343.

Read Across America Day is March 3

March 3 is Read Across America Day. In memory of Dr. Seuss and because children of all ages enjoy his books, Downtown Books, 543 Yampa Ave., is hosting a day-long “Seuss-a-thon.” A Dr. Seuss story will be read every hour starting at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 824-5343.

Applications available for Police Academy

The Craig Police Department currently is accepting applications for the next Citizens Police Academy. The anticipated start date is Feb. 28. The academy will take place one night a week for about 11 weeks. Applications may be picked up at the Police Department counter in the Moffat County Public Safety Center.

For more information, call Sergeant John Forgay at 826-2366.

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