Mary Jo Brown: Support Relay for Life and Moffat County fair
July 13, 2014
The motto my daughter Jane likes to go by is, "If it's not broke, don't fix it." In this day and age where everything seems to be new and improved it seems that the improvement isn't always better.
I had an interesting conversation with a Moffat County Fair volunteer this week and found out that the new and improved version of the fair the past few years didn't work so well and they will be going back to the way it used to be. The categories will be more widespread and more ribbons will be given out. It seems that last year wasn't quite as big as former years and some of the categories were mixed. This year all items are welcome and there are new fair books available for participants to see the entries. So come on, bake those cookies, sew those items, bring in those winning veggies, pies, jellies and breads, paint those pictures, create those Lego figures and participate in the fair this year!
The fair starts Aug. 6, so you still have plenty of time. Come out and support the fair and see all the talent and creativity there is in Craig.
On the same line, it’s once again time for Relay For Life and unfortunately the lack of volunteers has made this a four-hour event instead of the previous the overnight, fundraising and supportive event it has always been. A change of location, from the high school to the fair grounds, seems to have been part of the reason for lack of participation. The cause, fighting The Big "C" cancer, is still the main goal and it should still be something that awakens the spirit of support in us all. Contrary to what some think all the money made does not go to bigger cities — a lot of it is used for local support, to furnish rides to doctor appointments, helping those who need it and other things. The relay will once again be held at the Moffat County Fairgrounds by the pavilion on Aug. 15, and there will be a few meetings for team leaders and volunteers coming up, so keep an eye out for the information.
Let's make this a banner year again and keep the spirit of giving that Craig is known for alive. Walk, volunteer, come out and support those walking. Buy luminaries or just come out and see what's going on, but be part of an important cause that has affected so many of our friends and loved ones.
In this day of hustle and bustle lets not forget the important things in life, the caring and sharing of life events and time with friends and family. It seems the days go by faster every year and time just slips away. Take the time to show those around you that you care.
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