Chamber Chat


Happy St. Patty’s Day and may the luck o’ the Irish be with you today! Last weekend was packed with fun filled activities and it looks like things might be slowing down a bit, but there are still some great events coming up.

The first event I want to address (pun intended) is the NEW K-Town Gown Town!

What is K-Town Gown Town someone might ask? It is a brand new event intended to motivate people to clean out their closets and donate gently used items to other people that might need them. We are accepting donations of gowns, dresses, purses, jewelry, shoes and items related with fancy occasions. If you donate something, you can get a coupon to shop the day of the event if you would like. If you prefer not to, we can give you a receipt for the donations. Donations are being accepted at the Chamber, M- F from 9 am – 4 pm. If you would like to call ahead, our number is 970-724-3472.

It is also an event for girls and women of all ages to come shopping on April 2nd at the Chamber from 9 am – 4 pm. We will have donated items marked at affordable prices for purchase. Every girl wants a new dress for each dance, but sometimes a new dress, shoes, purse, and jewelry can break the bank. The Chamber is trying to make things just a little more affordable for Grand County. Proceeds will benefit The Pregnancy Resource Connection.

Being that Gown Town is a brand new event, we are still learning as we go and any suggestions are helpful. I wanted to give a shout out to all of the ladies that have already made donations and to Last Time ‘Round Thrift Shop for donating any “prom” related items that they receive.

To complete the prom ensemble, guys can go to Flowers by Marcia to rent tuxedos and purchase corsages and boutonnieres. Sorry, there are no limo services that I know of at this time in Grand County! Prom is April 30th for anybody that was wondering, so if you still need to buy a couple things after K-Town Gown Town, you have plenty of weekends to shop.


March 19 – Snowmobile Poker Run hosted by Peak Ranch and presented by the Middle Park Fair and Rodeo. Registration is at Mile Marker 163 on Hwy 40 from 9 am – noon. This is an opportunity to ride on private land and it’s a great time. Poker hands are $10 each or 6 for $50. Prizes and awards will follow the poker ride at the Rocky Mountain Bar and Grill at 4 pm. The grand prize is a trip with Chris Burandt on a backcountry tour.

March 26 – Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Coloring Contest at Cliffview Assisted Living Center 10 am. Bring the kids to find hard boiled eggs and plastic eggs filled with candy on Cliffview’s lawn. Coloring contest sheets can be picked up at Kremmling Mercantile, the Chamber, the Library and Jilly’s. You may drop off completed sheets at the Chamber. We have added a “best dressed” category this year and an adult coloring contest. Thank you to our main sponsor, Omni Real Estate, and all of our other sponsors that make this event happen: Kremmling Mercantile, Re/Max Red, Cliffview Assisted Living Center, City Market of Granby and Silverthorne, Walmart, Target, Homesteaders 4-H, FFA and Middle Park Fair & Rodeo Royalty. Meet the name the new Easter bunny this year provided by Re/Max Red.

April 1 – B-I-N-G-O!!! No this is not an April Fool’s joke but a fundraiser to raise money for the 4th of July “Fire Up the Cliffs” event. Time is TBD and we will sell concessions that night.

April 2 – K-Town Gown Town 9 am – 4 pm at the Chamber. Come shopping for that special gown without breaking the bank. This event is available to all ages for all occasions. Donations are being accepted at the Chamber all month long.

April 12 – Economic Development Meeting with Jon Schallert 9 am- 11 am at the Chamber. /this meeting is available to all business owners. More info to follow about the curriculum.

April 21 – Harlem Ambassadors at the Middle Park High School at 7 pm It’s the Harlem Ambassadors VS. the Grand County Blazers! Come watch the fun! $7 for adults in advance $5 for students. $10 at the door for adults, $5 for students.

April 30 – Prom at West Grand High