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Henderhan – Celebrate the Season of Giving

Laurie Henderhan / West Side Stories
Kremmling, CO Colorado

Christmas, the holiday that celebrates the ultimate act of giving, is less than two weeks away. Let’s celebrate by helping those less fortunate than ourselves.

There are still holiday projects that can use our support. The West Grand Wishes program sponsored by the Kremmling Police Department has a lot of ornaments on the trees at the local businesses, which means there are still a lot of boys and girls who would like a gift. Pick an ornament and buy a gift for a child that may not have a Christmas otherwise.

You can make a cash donation for last-minute gifts at the Credit Union of the Rockies or in one of the many collection cans around town. The Lights for Life recycling program sponsored by Tri-River and Ace Hardware benefits families that have children with cancer. Bring in your old Christmas tree lights for recycling. I’m sure your church has a food collection or gift program to help its members that are having a hard time. You probably know of other projects going on that I’m not aware of. You can make a difference with even a small donation or donate some of your time, the most valuable gift is yourself.

SANTA will be making an appearance in Kremmling on Friday morning, Dec. 18, at Bank of the West. He will be there from 9-11 a.m., to hear your Christmas wishes. Have Mom and Dad bring the camera and get your picture with Santa.

The Kremmling Chamber of Commerce is again offering its Chamber Bucks program. The bucks can be used like a check any time of the year at Kremmling area businesses or Chamber members that are outside of Kremmling. The bucks come in $20 or $25 amounts and can be purchased by individuals as well as businesses. The use of Chamber bucks encourages local shopping and helps support the local businesses and the Chamber. Contact Kacey or Marti at the Chamber office for more information about purchasing Chamber Bucks. They make great employee gifts or stocking stuffers.

It’s the time of year for decorations, school programs and snow. We have had all of the above this month. Mountain Parks Electric and the Sky-Hi Daily News have sponsored a holiday lighting contest that was county-wide. The winners are being selected this week. The Kremmling Chamber is sponsoring a holiday decorating contest for Kremmling businesses to draw attention to their stores from locals and travelers passing through. It is also being judged this week. 

The West Grand elementary program was last week and both nights were very entertaining. The high school and middle school choir and band presented their program Tuesday night. The students and teachers worked very hard on their presentations and it showed. The elementary play and the songs in all the programs were great. The Kremmling Preschool program will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the high school auditorium. The short program of songs will be followed by refreshments.

This is the last week of school before the holiday break begins. School will resume on Jan. 4.

CONGRATULATIONS to our two National Champions. Tabor and Tyler Scholl competed in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) National Jr Olympic Cross Country Running Championships in Orlando, Fla. Tabor and Tyler both finished first in their age groups with more than 100 other runners.  What a great experience for them and their family. Tabor and Tyler’s parents are Shawn and Stephanie Scholl of Parshall. You can read more about Tabor and Tyler in last Friday’s paper. Congratulations again kids.  

Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it is still a gift.

– Contact me at lhwestside@gmail.com or 970-531-2431 or 724-9575.  Have a good week.

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