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Will our Christmas be white?

Lauri Henderhan / West Side Stories
Kremmling, CO Colorado

It’s less than three weeks until Christmas and the weeds are still sticking out of the thin layer of snow we have. We weren’t even wearing our heavy coats until last week. This winter is sure taking its time getting started.

That really is fine with me. I hate to drive on icy, snowpacked roads. We do seriously need the moisture, and it just doesn’t seem like Christmas without snow. If the weatherman is right, we may have our wish for a white Christmas in the next few days.

West Grand Wishes is not about snow, but about the wish for every family to have a Christmas. This is the 12th year that Officer Todd Wilson and his volunteers have collected gifts for local families that may not otherwise have a Christmas. The program started out the first year helping 12 families and has grown to help more families each year. 

Ornaments with the age of a boy or girl who may not have presents without your generosity are on Christmas trees at the following places: Kremmling Mercantile, Bank of the West, Tri-River Building Supply, Credit Union of the Rockies and the Kremmling Police Department. Simply pick a child and return your unwrapped gift to the location by Dec. 14.  Volunteers can meet at the Extension Hall on Dec. 15 and 16, to help sort and wrap the gifts for Santa to distribute.  West Grand Wishes also has an account set up at the Credit Union of the Rockies for donations that are used to purchase last minute gifts so that every child in the program has a present for Christmas. This year has been hard on a lot of families, so be generous if you are able, with your time, gifts or donations. You can call Officer Todd Wilson at the Kremmling Police Department at 724-3318.


Tri-River has received a new supply of toys and if you are purchasing for the West Grand Wishes program, they will give you a 10 percent discount. Remember to turn in your old Christmas lights and support Tri-River and Ace Hardware in their recycling effort to help Lights for Life. This organization helps families with children who have cancer. Call Tri-River or go to http://www.lightsforlifeinc.com for information about this program.


Speaking of lights, the Town of Kremmling, with help from Mountain Parks Electric, put up the town decorations this past week. The town square has several different displays and the light poles up and down the business district are well lit. Take a drive around town and you will find many houses are getting their decorations up and some are really spectacular.


Don’t miss the West Grand Elementary School Christmas programs on Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. the high school auditorium. Come early.


The Kremmling Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a holiday lighting contest for all Kremmling businesses. There is no entry fee and the grand prize for the winning business is free entry to the next three Chamber mixers and four tickets to the Comedy Works in Denver. Send back or drop off your entry form at the Chamber office by Dec. 17, to be in the judging on the 18th. The Chamber is also looking for volunteers and sponsors for the annual Ice Fishing Contest on Feb. 20. 2010.


Welcome back to the Chamber, Marti Pexton.


When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.

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

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