The Mountain Harvest Festival is pleased to announce a giant pumpkin contest, sponsored by Paonia Farm and Home Supply, to be held in conjunction with the festival Sept. 23-25 in Paonia. Prizes will be awarded to the home gardeners who grow the largest pumpkins (by weight) in both youth and adult categories.
Paonia Farm and Home recommends planting Atlantic Giant pumpkins seeds this month to allow your crop to reach its full potential by the contest date, Sept. 23. Prizes will be awarded and winning pumpkins displayed at the Farmers Market during the Mountain Harvest Festival. Check paoniafarmandhome.com in September for contest entry details, or stop by the store at 206 Grand Avenue in Paonia.
A collaborative effort between the Delta County Sheriff's Office and municipal law enforcement agencies throughout Delta County has resulted in a proposal for a 1 percent sales tax increase to fund public safety. A PowerPoint presentation titled "Back the Badge" is starting to make the rounds at city/town council meetings, service club luncheons and other events.