On Dec. 2, officers of the Delta Police Department responded to a report of an assault. Officers spoke with a 64-year-old male with a bleeding injury on his neck.
St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Cedaredge is beginning the Advent season with a giving tree. This year the church will support the Abraham Connection Homeless Shelter.
Last time I started a three-part series on 'Tree-ology,' discussing how trees grow and how that might influence our management of them. Roots were the first part of this puzzle. Now we move up to the trunk and branches.
"Christmas Is Coming, Ready or Not." That's the theme of services and events at Cedaredge United Methodist Church this month. But don't be concerned.
Each week the Surface Creek Community Services Food Bank serves anywhere from 20 to 40 qualified families and individuals in need who reside in Cedaredge, Eckert, Austin and Cory. In hopes to help those who struggle with getting to the facility during the day, the non-profit group will now be open from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday.
On Dec. 7 and 8 the Cedaredge High School Theatre Program will present the Christmas classic "It's a Wonderful Life" for its fall play. The show begins at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, Dec. 1, a large crowd filled Main Street in Cedaredge to witness the annual Parade of Lights. While the morning flurries were mostly melted, the good news of snow seemed to enhance the Christmas spirit of the evening.
This summer a group of 14 community members and three trustees convened to tackle a drought task force for Orchard City. The goal of the group was to review, analyze and discuss the domestic water system to "enhance the measures used in foretelling a future potential 'drought.' "
The Christmas food boxes distributed through the Cedaredge Food Bank contain staples to make a nice holiday meal -- roasted turkey or ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, vegetable sides, pumpkin pie and fruit for dessert.
Each box costs about $38 to put together and hours of volunteer time.
Dec. 4, 2018 marks the eighth annual Colorado Gives Day. This annual statewide movement is meant to "celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving," according to the Colorado Gives website.
The Cedaredge United Methodist Church will join in the festivities for the Parade of Lights in Cedaredge on Saturday, Dec. 1, by offering its traditional chili and baked potato dinner. The hearty menu will keep cold weather at bay featuring everyone's fall and winter favorite -- chili.
With Thanksgiving leftovers leaving the fridge, Christmas season is in full swing. Cedaredge will start the holiday cheer with its annual Parade of Lights Dec. 1 at 6 p.m.
Preparing a free Christmas dinner for 300 people may sound overwhelming, but it's something Les and Dorothy Mergelman and the Cedaredge Rotary Club have been doing for years.
The annual event is reminiscent of a scene from a heartwarming old-fashioned Christmas movie as the Cedaredge community gathers to enjoy hearty food and good company.
On Nov. 17, the Cedaredge Police Department partnered with Blue Lives Matter to host a fun-filled day supporting local law enforcement.
The event included a Back the Blue 5k race/walk, which drew 65 registrants.
Approximately 250 people came through Creekside Café on Thanksgiving to benefit from the free traditional meal being served. Staff milled about, happy to be serving the community.
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