Letter: Hook, Langley, Many thanks for a spectacular Granby Fourth of July
Many thanks for a spectacular Granby Fourth of July
Once again it was a fun and festive Independence Day Weekend in Granby! We still tout the “Best small town parade in Colorado” and this year with three fly-overs (two by High Country Flyers Mark Harrington, Rod Kauber and Mike Jolovich, and one with F-16’s out of Fort Collins), over 75 entries, 5,000 plus people in attendance, and over 150 veterans, the Granby Chamber has many people to thank for its success! Many thanks go out to our sponsors for the Parade, Fireworks and Party in the Park: the Town of Granby, the Grand County Colorado Tourism Board, Granby Ranch (our presenting sponsor for the parade,) Freeport-McMoran /Climax Mine, Mountain Parks Electric, Silvercreek Homeowners Association, and the Granby Ranch Homeowners Association, and Stevenson Lexus. There were many wonderful volunteers who helped with the parade and party in the park and events like this do not happen without their efforts. Special recognition goes to Janet LaBrake and crew, who “Rode in memory of Charlie.” Charlie LaBrake, in years past, helped with crowd control on his ATV’s and was a great supporter of the Chamber. Duane Dailey’s efforts were instrumental in set up, tear down and coordinating all of the Veterans. Many thanks, also, goes to Granby Rec (Julie Martin) for providing kids games, Paul Robertson for coordinating the parade on the front end, Grand Elk (Austin Anderson, Mike Ritter and crew) for loaning us golf cars (an important element of managing the parade) the Towns of Grand Lake and Hot Sulphur Springs for loaning us equipment, GC Road and Bridge, Lisa McEwen and David Ross for doing parade check in, bartenders Andre Janusz, Richard Cimino, Michael Eha, and other volunteers who were there.
The Chamber is so honored to have such a supportive community. Most of all, we wish to thank our parade participants who worked hard on their entries, and volunteers at party in the park, especially American Legion Post 88. Also thanks to Granby Police, EMS, Grand Fire, & Grand County Sheriff Department. We hope that all who participated had a wonderful time! I hope I didn’t forget anyone. Let’s do it again next year!
Cathie Hook and Gayle Langley
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