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Super Bowl element added to Craig Kiwanis play ticket event

Craig Daily Press Staff Report
Craig residents line up for tickets to the 2013 Craig Kiwanis Club play. The ticket sales event for this year's play, Feb. 28 and March 1, starts Saturday morning and includes a new feature with a Super Bowl tailgate party.
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If you go…

Kiwanis play ticket sale and tailgate party

10 a.m., Saturday

J.W. Snack’s Bar & Grill parking lot

— A combined Super Bowl tailgate party and ticket sales event for the 68th annual Craig Kiwanis Club play will start in the morning. Doors to the restaurant will open at 2 p.m., and tickets will officially go on sale at 3 p.m. The play, an adult-oriented satire, will be at 8 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion. Tickets are $20 per person or $200 per table and are first-come, first-served. For more information, call 970-824-5202.

If you go…

Kiwanis play ticket sale and tailgate party

10 a.m., Saturday



J.W. Snack’s Bar & Grill parking lot

— A combined Super Bowl tailgate party and ticket sales event for the 68th annual Craig Kiwanis Club play will start in the morning. Doors to the restaurant will open at 2 p.m., and tickets will officially go on sale at 3 p.m. The play, an adult-oriented satire, will be at 8 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion. Tickets are $20 per person or $200 per table and are first-come, first-served. For more information, call 970-824-5202.



Changes to tradition aren’t always welcome, but the Craig Kiwanis Club is certain residents will like the twist they have in store this weekend.

The ticket sale event for the 68th annual Kiwanis play will be a little different this year. Because of the Denver Broncos being scheduled to play in Super Bowl XLVIII, football fans can join in a tailgate party before purchasing admission to the yearly satire, a local favorite.

The action starts at 10 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of J.W. Snack’s Bar & Grill, with people encouraged to don their orange and blue in preparation for the big game as they wait for the chance to buy the tickets, which will go on sale at 3 p.m.

Kiwanis President Brian Ludgate said combining the football excitement with the club’s regular ritual will create extra energy for both the play and Super Bowl Sunday, especially since the Broncos haven’t appeared in the game in 15 years.

“We’ll have barbecue grills and everything out in the parking lot, and it’s the first time we’ve ever had that,” he said.

While the Broncos fervor will die down somewhat after the weekend, the people of Craig will have several weeks of anticipation until the Kiwanis play, which starts at 8 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

The custom of people camping out to purchase tickets is still active and encouraged, Ludgate said, but those who braved the cold last year had the option of purchasing their same tables at the event in advance, another first for this year.

“It was a thank-you to the same 20, 30, 40 people who come out every year,” Ludgate said.

Because of the advance sales, tickets — $20 per person or $200 per table — are expected to go faster Saturday. Ludgate said the “first-come, first-served” style will keep people eager for the show, an adult lampoon of local, state and national events in the past year.

Although much of the material is under wraps until the actual performance, Ludgate said play organizers Mike Butler and Don Smith have had a lot to work with for the script.

Among the topics expected are Moffat County’s secession proposal and the attitudes of the region toward legalized marijuana.

“There’s been a lot of changes around here,” Ludgate said.


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