Lance Scranton: Up, up and away
What a great weekend for Moffat County and the city of Craig! The Moffat County Balloon Festival was a great success even if Saturday morning’s questionable weather had the balloonists grounded for safety reasons. The event was well-attended, and I experienced a host of local citizens enjoying the different venues and taking in the sights and sounds of classic cars, big trucks, fun rides for kids, various competitions and of course the hot air balloons.
Sidewalks are in the news as well as the city of Craig updating and pouring sidewalks to make businesses more accessible and allow people to move around easier. A huge thumbs up to our city council for supporting and making sure that one aspect of making Craig a more attractive place to live is being realized.
Classic Car shows, 5k Fun Runs and golf tournaments fill up summer with more than enough opportunities to get out and see how the locals are staying healthy and participating in supportive causes that allow local organizations to continue offering quality services.
Moffat County Fair begins in earnest this week, and I hear there is a pretty big surprise for people who attend the big sale on the 13th. The fair board is working hard to make the event more accessible to bigger audiences. The busyness culminates in the big Saturday evening event that features our local kids.
Businesses around Craig and Moffat County also deserve a major pat on the back for the time and money that they invest in our community. Banners are displayed at just about every venue to show which businesses are helping the various causes. If you live in Craig or Moffat County and don’t get a real sense of community from everything that has been happening so far this summer, then you might want to put away the technology, quit worrying about what going on all around us, and get out and celebrate a community that is working hard to make you feel proud and others feel welcome in Northwest Colorado!
It’s been a busy summer and school hasn’t even started! But so far it’s been an exciting, event-filled couple of months, and I have to say that it’s been up, up and away for making Craig and Moffat County a place we can proudly call home!
Lance Scranton is a coach and a teacher at Moffat County High School.Lance Scranton is a coach and a teacher at Moffat County High School.Lance Scranton is a coach and a teacher at Moffat County High School.
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