Members of the Grand County Homeless Coordinating Committee will conduct the annual “Point in Time” count next week. The Point in Time Count takes place in large cities and rural communities all across the United States. The count has two components, counting those who are unsheltered, and those who are in temporary shelter, such as a motel room, according to Sara Melnicoff.
The annual Grand County Sheriff’s Food Drive takes place Monday, Dec. 16 through Friday, Dec. 20. The sheriff’s office has partnered with the Grand County Food Bank, the Episcopal Church of St. Francis and Poison Spiders Bicycles to help stock the food bank.
The Moab Rotary Club Dec. 6 presented the Moab Free Clinic with a donation of $10,000 to help fund the various services offered by the clinic.
Sherilyn Sowell, director of the Family Support Center at The Christmas Box House, receives an award Dec. 6 in Ogden from Richard Paul Evans, the New York Times’ bestselling author and founder of the Christmas Box House, which provides children a place to stay when families are in transition.
A large and hungry contingent of Moab residents enjoyed turkey and all the trimmings at the 15th annual free Thanksgiving dinner sponsored by WabiSabi and the Moab Chamber of Commerce at the Grand Center, Nov. 28.
The Moab Community Recycle Center will participate in America Recycles Day events Nov. 15-16.
The Grand County Middle School Honor Society is having a Locker Sticker fundraiser this week. A design contest was held in Ms. Murdock’s eighth grade art class and the winners were Cadence Ballard, Jordan Bell, Alexis Day, Ali Jones, Amelia McKay, Louraina Minor and Emily Rutherford.
The Youth Garden Project has been awarded a $4,000 grant from the Grand Conservation District to be used for projects supporting the organization’s agricultural education, according to Executive Director Kaitlin Thomas.
The Red Rock 4-Wheelers, a 4-wheel drive club, appreciate and thank the Moab community for supporting our annual Easter Jeep Safari for the last 53 years. This year, the club gave back a total of $17,000 in donations to local entities – with a special focus on Grand County High School.
The Grand County Family Support Group at The Christmas Box House will hold its fifth annual Trunk or Treat from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 31 – Halloween! – at the Old Spanish Trail Arena.
Members of the Moab Rotary Club recently distributed about 130 dictionaries to five classes of third graders at HMK and Moab Charter School, above. Teachers were pleased with the donation, especially since it came early in the school year, according to an announcement from the club.
In September, road cyclists at the Moab Century Tour put purpose to their cycling and donated $3,010 to the cancer treatment room at Moab Regional Hospital. Thanks to Mavic Wheels, $1,785 was also generously raised and given directly to Olivia Blackwelder’s family, according to event officials. Pictured here are Carri Wullner and Allan Arendt, winners of a wheel set.