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Grand Lake part of the reusable bag challenge

Grand Lake grocers and merchants are reminding shoppers to go bagless as the town takes part in the 2009 Colorado Association of Ski Towns (CAST) Reusable Bag Challenge.

In spite of its scarce winter population, community members are hoping “per capita” participation leads Grand Lake to victory.

The winning town could receive a $5,000 grant from Alpine Bank to install a solar panel system at a public school.

Grand Lake’s bag-challenge leader Lenny Brooks, for one, hopes the prize directly benefits Grand Lake’s elementary school.

Shoppers: If you forget to bring your own bag or don’t have your own, fear not the humiliation. The Town of Grand Lake and the Grand Lake Chamber printed up some reusable shopping bags (sporting their logos) available at grocery stores and participating shops.

Make sure the clerk at the check-out tallies your bag.

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Your reusable bag can be any form of bag ” or go sans bag ” as long as you’re not taking a bag from the store’s supply.

The 2009 Colorado Association of Ski Towns (CAST) Reusable Bag Challenge is a friendly competition to determine which town can most minimize the use of disposable bags. The towns of Granby, Fraser and Winter Park have collaborated in the competition.

The Reusable Bag Challenge continues until Sept. 1.

” Tonya Bina

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