Young Life pig roast and auction Friday |

Young Life pig roast and auction Friday

Hans Hallgren

If you go

What: Young Life's Sportmen's Auction and Pig Roast

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Boys and Girls Club of Craig

Cost: $10 at the door

— An alarm call of elk calls can be heard in the evenings across Craig, calling to hunters from across the country.

Being the beginning of rifle season, it’s hard to visit any of the local shops and not spot orange caps and camouflage vests.

Keeping with the theme is Young Life’s Sportsmen’s Auction and Pig Roast taking place at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Boys and Girls Club of Craig.

“It’s an opportunity for hunters and local people around town to have a good meal and support Young Life,” said David Pressgrove, area director for Moffat County Young Life.

Up for auction will be more than $5,000 in donated items, including hunting apparel, guided hunts, animal tags amd taxidermy services.

“We have about 10 big-ticket items,” Pressgrove said.

Young Life is putting together packages to encourage hunters to spend money locally, he said.

Young Life is a faith-based youth ministry founded in 1941 that focuses on relations with adolescents.

The money raised goes to supporting Young Life in its daily operations and also is set aside for yearly camping trips to various areas in the country.

“The goal is to give kids the best week of their lives,” said Pressgrove about the camping trips. The next such trip is scheduled for Frontier Ranch.

Young Life’s local chapter meets Monday nights for high-school-aged teens, with about 20 to 30 in attendance, and Tuesday night for middle-school-aged.

For more information, or if you would like to donate, call 970-629-9600 or visit Young Life’s Web site at

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