The North Fork Children's Christmas Party is seeking volunteers and sponsors.
Volunteers are needed for present wrapping day Saturday, Dec. 2, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss. Volunteers have as much fun wrapping the gifts as the children do unwrapping them!
The 26th annual North Fork Children's Christmas Party takes place Saturday, Dec. 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss.
To volunteer for the event, call Pam Bliss at 921-5641 for details. Sponsors are also needed. A donation of $50 will help the volunteers fill bags with toys, books, warm clothing and more for every child. The party is attended by 150-200 children.
The seventh annual Eckert Crane Days, the annual viewing of the sandhill cranes migrating north from New Mexico through Colorado's West Slope, will be March 16-18. Representatives from the Black Canyon Chapter of the Audubon Society (BCAS) will be at the viewing site east of Eckert at Fruitgrowers Reservoir, 9 to 11 a.m. each day, to answer questions and provide binoculars and spotting scopes.