Craig briefs for Nov. 27 | CraigDailyPress.com

Craig briefs for Nov. 27

Gingerbread House Contest deadline is Dec. 5

The deadline to enter the Gingerbread House Contest is Dec. 5. All entries must be dropped off at the Museum of Northwest Colorado by 4 p.m. that day.

The contest is an annual event sponsored by the Downtown Business Association in Craig.

“It sounds like it’s going to be bigger and better this year,” said Jan Gerber, of the Museum of Northwest Colorado. She said this observation was based on the number of boards requested upon which people build the houses.

Contest rules are as follows:

• Houses must be constructed on boards provided with entry fee.

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• Entire house must be made of edible products. No lights, cardboard, supporting structures or artificial display materials are to be used. Candies must be unwrapped.

• Cost to enter is $6 with the board included. It is $2 for anyone using a board from a previous year.

• There are three divisions: Adult, Kids ages 11 to 17, Kids 10 and younger.

Entries will be judged Dec. 5 with results posted on Dec. 6. Entries will remain on display through Dec. 20. A first-place and second-place prize will be awarded in each category.

Grants available for obesity organizations

UnitedHealth is offering $500 and $1,000 grants for schools and youth-focused, community center-based programs working to stem childhood obesity.

Grants are made available through the UnitedHealth HEROES program in partnership with Youth Service America. Grant money will be awarded to programs that demonstrate a clear understanding of health risks associated with childhood obesity and propose solutions to combat it that are easily implemented, scaled and measured.

UnitedHealth HEROES grant applications are available at http://www.ysa.org/awards under the “Grants and Awards” tab. Applications must be submitted online before midnight Jan. 15, 2009. Grant recipients will be notified in February.

“With UnitedHealth HEROES, we are helping young people take action to improve their overall health and quality of life in a way that’s not only educational but beneficial for their communities,” Gail Boudreaux, UnitedHealthcare president, said in a news release. “We believe the best way to combat childhood obesity is to partner with the public and private sectors and the community to address local factors that contribute to the rise in obesity.”

For more information about UnitedHealth HEROES or grant applications, visit http://www.ysa.org/awards.

‘The Listening Party’ on Monday at MCHS

KE & Associates and Moffat County Young Life are hosting “The Listening Party” in a free concert at 7 p.m. Monday at the Moffat County High School Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m.

For free tickets or information, call 210-772-9660.

Daily Press editorial board seeks members

The Craig Daily Press is seeking three to four people to participate on its next editorial board, which begins Jan. 1, 2009. Editorial board members will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays to discuss the paper’s opinion pieces for the next week’s Wednesday and Saturday papers. Editorial board terms last three months. To apply, call Editor Jennifer L. Grubbs at 875-1790, or e-mail jgrubbs@craigdailypress.com.