Nancy Hovde, HopeWest development officer, reports that the organization's first annual family fun day hosted 350 people and earned $8,000 for the nonprofit group. The event featured yard games for all ages, a barbecue meal, and live music. It was held on June 6 in Cedaredge on the spacious grounds of the Hovde residence.
HopeWest provides care for those facing serious illness and grief. Every year the organization serves thousands of patients and individuals coping with grief in Mesa, Delta, Montrose, Ouray and Rio Blanco counties.
In addition to periodic fundraising events, the organization operates Heirlooms for Hospice, a thrift store in Delta at 532 Main Street. Staffed by volunteers, the thrift shop generates funds to support HopeWest services.
For more information about HopeWest's hospice, palliative care, or grief support, visit HopeWestCO.org or call 970-874-6823.
Two of the four marijuana questions on the November ballot were narrowly approved by voters in the City of Delta. Measure 2F allows the establishment of medical marijuana centers. Measure 2H permits the establishment of medical marijuana cultivation, testing, research and manufacturing facilities.