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Grand County hosts week-long celebration of U.S. Constitution

Staff Report

The schedule of events for the 4th Annual Constitution Week celebration has been firmed up.

Patriots won’t want to miss the entire schedule of events from Sept. 14-16, including educational talks by nationally recognized guest speakers. There will also be free food, games, a 5K run, parade, live music and a fireworks display.

The schedule includes:

Monday, Sept. 14

Guest speaker Rob Natelson of Independence and Montana Institutes discusses “800 Year Anniversary of Magna Carta”, 7 p.m. at the Western Riviera Event Center, Grand Lake

Tuesday, Sept. 15

Local establishments host Live Countrywide Team Constitution Trivia, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 16

Guest speaker Tom Woods, best-selling author and speaker, discusses “Jefferson’s Rightful Remedy for a Government Without Limits”, 5:30 p.m. at Granby Ranch Ski & Bike Base Camp.

Thursday, Sept. 17

Guest speaker Thomas Krannawitter, Ph.D., discusses “Who Makes What Choices, and How Under the Constitution?” 6 p.m. at Grand Lake Lodge.

Friday, Sept. 18

Guest speaker Ron Cole from the U.S. Great Seal Awareness Project discusses “Rediscovering America’s Founding: Vision of Peace & Unity”, 12:30 p.m. at El Pacifico Restaurant, Grand Lake.

Filmmaker Jed Henry and honored Guest Lawrence Gordon show the movie “Honoring a Commitment” 4 p.m. at Grand Lake Community House in Town Park. For free movie tickets call Connie at 970-744-8626.

Guest speaker Joseph Postell, assistant professor of political science at the University of Colorado, asks “Would the Founders Have Supported Political Parties?” 6:30 p.m. at Grand Lake Community House in Town Park.

Saturday, Sept. 19

“Run for the Republic” 5K takes place in Grand Lake Town Park at 10 a.m. At 11:30 a.m. a parade and flyover kick off with music from local musicians. At 12:30 p.m. in Town Park keynote guest speaker Dave Kopel of Independence & Cato Institutes discusses “The 2nd Amendment as a Guardian of the 1st Amendment”.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Non-Profit Organization Booth Expo will be open in Town Park. At 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Community House in Town Park will replay the movie “Honoring a Commitment” with filmmaker Jed Henry and honored guest Lawrence Gordon. Grand Lake Rotary hosts bingo at 4 p.m.

The week’s celebrations close with a fireworks display over Grand Lake at 8:30 p.m.


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