Cedaredge is rolling out the welcome mat on Saturday, July 14, for the Celebrate Cedaredge community fair and community yard sale and flea market. Both events run from 9 a.m to 3 p.m.
If you are a yard sale junkie, make sure to stop at the community yard sale and flea market, which will take place at the town's public works parking lot, located at 160 SE High Country Avenue (across from Cedaredge Foodtown). You can shop several yard sales/flea market booths at once! Vendor spots are still available for the yard sale; spots are just $10 for a 10 x 10 space. Contact town hall at 856-3123 for more info.
At town park, vendors will be set up offering everything from barbecue and wine samples to handcrafted art and antique jewelry. Many local civic organizations will also be on hand offering kids crafts and games, tasty treats and information about services offered in the Surface Creek area. Vendor spots are still available for this as well, and civic organizations based in the Surface Creek are no charge (but you are required to register).
Matt and Phil Sheader, owners of The Old Slaughterhouse Music Hall, are providing live musical entertainment throughout the day at the park. The Sheaders have their own band, the Slaughterhouse Butchers, but they will welcome other musical guests to the stage throughout the day, playing everything from country and oldies to punk and rock -- there is sure to be something to please everyone! Matt and Phil also teach music lessons, and they'll welcome some of their students to the stage to showcase their newfound skills.
Also sharing the stage will be students from In Step Dance Academy showing off their ballroom dancing skills. In Step will also have a booth at the event, so after you see the dancers and are wowed by their skills, you can visit instructor Deb Aspen to learn about classes! VFW Post #9221 will post the colors at 10 a.m. on the bandstand stage, and will retire the colors at 2:30 p.m. The town's Historic Preservation Board will present five new historic properties with plaques on the bandstand at noon. Members of the board will also be on hand to talk about how to get your business or residence placed on the local register of historic buildings.
Several businesses in town are planning special sales or sidewalk sales on Saturday as well.
"There is a lot going on in Cedaredge, and we hope visitors and locals alike can join us in celebrating community and country on July 14," said Kami Collins with the Town of Cedaredge. "This weekend will be a great opportunity to try a new restaurant, explore the shops and art galleries, score some deals at the flea market or pick up a treasure at one of the vendors at town park."
The events are co-sponsored and co-organized by the Town of Cedaredge and the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce.
The election results are in at the local, state and national level, and as expected, Democrats are doing well in state and national races. Colorado has elected Jared Polis as governor; nationally the Republicans appear to retain control of the Senate while Democrats now control the House of Representative.
With a ballot full of local and state measures, voter turnout in Delta County topped 71%, with 15,889 ballots cast. Statewide, voter turnout was just over 52%.
Of the three Delta County residents seeking state offices, Matt Soper won over Thea Chase in State Representative Dist. 54; Mike Mason lost to Julie McCluskie in State Representative Dist. 61; and Olen Lund lost to Kerry Donovan in State Senate Dist. 5.
Locally, in the City of Delta voters rejected a .5% sales tax increase to fund recreation, as well as recreational marijuana sales. The sale of medical marijuana and cultivation/manufacturing facilities was approved by a slim margin. Delta voters also gave the city the green light to move forward with selling or trading the Cottonwood and Riverbend Park, and to sell the old Municipal Light and Power Building.