Stretching those precious dollars in Grand County |

Stretching those precious dollars in Grand County

Cathy Walton-SmithView from the LakeGrand Lake, Colorado

Stretching the dollar is what survival in economic hard times is all about. And, as I mentioned last week, food can be a big part of that.Share Colorado is a food-purchasing program designed to help us all out. Hop on your computer and go to and order up a bunch of groceries for wholesale prices. On the online order form choose the Denver Metro Northwest region and find Granby on the list. Then choose your items from the drop down menu list.For example, the Classic Package includes Center Cut Pork Chops (4-8 oz.), Honey BBQ Chicken Wings (2-10 oz.), FC IQF Chicken Breast Filets 1 pound, Hamburger 1 pound 85/15, Taco Bell Three Cheese Blend 1 pound, Honeysuckle White Turkey Strips RTC 1 pound, Oscar Mayer Jumbo Wiener 2 1 pound, Tater Sticks (0.65 oz. each) 2 pound bag all for $25.Youll pay with a credit card, then pick up your food at Lord of the Valley Church next to City Market in Granby on Saturday, May 16, at 10 a.m. If you cant get online, or have questions, call them at 887-9252. This is a great way to supplement your weekly shopping at bargain prices, and help others by doing so. Every purchase helps to keep the program going.One of the things we do best in Grand County is help each other. If you want to get out and do something, it seems like there is always a non-profit organization planning something fun for us to do while we help their cause.Have you wondered what happened to the plans for the Grand County Events Centers intended use of the Flying Heels Arena Property in Granby? Plan to attend the meeting Monday, April 27, 7 p.m. at the Mountain Parks Electric Community Room and help bring this project back to life.There is still time to be enteredinto the drawing for the Donna Lyons framedoriginal watercolor to be given away on May 23.Just bring two non-perishable food items to The Grand LakeArt Gallery, fill out the entry form and await your chance to win this beautiful painting.The Friends of Grand County Library announces a Progressive Dinner to benefit the Juniper Library in Grand Lake. For the 18th year, the Progressive Dinner will take place on Wednesday, May 27. Tickets are $60 to benefit the Juniper Library. For tickets contact Ann Feucht at 627-8172 or the Juniper Library, 627-8353. Participating restaurants are: the Rapids Restaurant and Lodge for a glass of wine and appetizers, Max & Ts Bar and Grill for soup and salad, the Waconda Restaurant and Lodge for a pasta party, the Blue H20 Bakery for dessert, and the fifth stop will be at Cascades Hot Spot. This is a great way to open the new season and is always a fun evening, all for a good cause.The Grand County Assessors office will conduct meetings around the county to discuss and explain the upcoming Notice of Value that all property owners will soon be receiving in the mail. The Grand Lake meeting will be on Wednesday, April 29, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Grand Arts Center on Park Ave. If you cant make it to that one, theres always Kremmling, at the Middle School on Monday, the 27th, or Fraser Library on Tuesday, the 28th, Mountain Parks Electric on Thursday, the 30th, or at the Commissioners Boardroom on Friday, May 1.It is time of the season when all is quiet. The Circle H Lodge will be finishing up the winter AVE event this Thursday with an Art Out of Thin Air meeting and the live music of Robert Canon. He has supported all of the shows and is now looking to show us his stuff. The music starts at 6:30 p.m. and there is a $5 cover at the door. Ask April about participating in the garage sale on Memorial weekend, May 23rd & 24th.I wonder what the weather is like in Florida?

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