CHAMBER HAPPENINGS

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Hello Yuma! I apologize for the October newsletter coming out later this month than usual. I have been busy and running around, which, while it’s kept me away from the computer, means that I’ve been fortunate to get around to finally meeting a good majority of the businesses in town. I can’t wait to meet the rest of them (and many of you) in the weeks to come. For now, here’s a glance at what the rest of October has to offer as well as a break down of what the Yuma Chamber of Commerce will be doing for Trick R’ Treat Street this year! — Sammy

FEATURED BUSINESS FRIDAY

Every Friday, the Chamber features a business. Take a second and check out our blog for the businesses featured in the month of August.

UPCOMING EVENTS

TRICK R' TREAT STREET 2019

This year, the Chamber is going to extend the hours of Trick R’ Treat Street so that kids and adults alike are able to have hours of fun! Trick R’ Treat Street will be happening from Thursday, October 31st from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Main street. The exception to this is Wags and Whiskers who will be hosting a pet costume contest! Bring your furry friends by their store from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for goodies and door prizes. Costume judging will start at 12 p.m.
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The first two hours (4:00 p.m. to 6 p.m.) are going to be strictly dedicated to kids with businesses handing out goodies, kid-friendly games on the street, and a costume contest hosted by City Hall. At this point in the event, there will also be a chili cook off hosted by Hoch Real Estate and a live band. 
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From 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. we will have the 2nd Ave. to 1st Ave. block closed off. The band will continue playing with plenty of room to dance, corn hole boards, and a costume contest and karaoke event hosted by Tumbleweed Brewing. 
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** If you are interested in participating in the chili cook off, contact Bernice Pagel at bpagel@hochrealestate.com for more information**
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In an attempt to make buying candy easier for businesses, I have organized a list of candy that I can order and drop off for you. If you would like more information about this, contact me at director@yumacochamber.com or by phone at 970-848-2704. 
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If you plan to participate in Trick R’ Treat Street and I have not yet talked to you or stopped by your business, send me an email so that I can include you in the list of participating businesses. These will be printed out and handed out as families come in. 

WILDLEE'S ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Help Wildlee celebrate their one-year anniversary! Stop by and enjoy fall arrivals, discounted items, snacks, drinks, and various vendors!

FREE HISTORY CLASS FOR SENIORS AT THE LIBRARY

CSU Northeast Regional Engagement Center has partnered with the Yuma Library to offer a FREE history class for seniors. On November 7th, there will be a class given over Zoom that covers Native Americans and White Settlers of Logan County. Share this information with the seniors in your life.

NECOM MANUFACTURING DAY

NECOM (Northeast Colorado Manufacturers) will be hosting a Yuma County Manufacturing Day for area high school students on November 8th. Students will be coming from area high schools to meet with several businesses in Yuma and tour their facilities. NECOM invites you to participate and support this activity.
For more information contact Elinor at: Elinor.Brown@morgancc.edu

"HOLLY SPLASH" CRAFT SHOW

Calling all crafters and vendors to the 2019 “Holly Splash” craft show. This will take place at the Yuma Community Center on November 23, 2019. Space is limited so spots will be given on a first come, first serve basis. If you have any questions, contact the community center at 970-848-0407 or at by email at communitycenter@yumacolo.org.

REGISTER ROUNDUP AT QUALITY FARM AND RANCH

Throughout the month of October, the Yuma Quality Farm and Ranch will be doing register roundups that are donated to the Yuma Fire Department. Given that October is fire safety month, it's a fitting fundraiser to host. Stop by the store and help your local fire department.

RCRC FOOD BANK OF THE ROCKIES MOBILE PANTRY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

On October 21st, the Rural Communities Resource Center will be hosting their Food Bank of the Rockies Mobile Pantry Food Assistance Program. It will take place at the Yuma County Fair Grounds (410 West Hoag Ave.) and starts at 9:00 a.m.
Please bring bags or boxes to transport food.

RED WILLOW'S MURDER MYSTERY DINNER

Red Willow will be hosting a Murder Mystery dinner on October 26th. Enjoy a night of fun paired with a tasty dinner. Reservations are due by October 16th so that they can get characters sent out to all participants.

AUDREY LECHUGA RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION

The Orphanage and Lu's Gallery are co-hosting an exhibition at the Orphanage. It will be called Audrey Lechuga: Retrospective Exhibition. The show will run from October 19 through December 1. An opening reception will take place from 4-7 p.m. on October 19, to coincide with the Yuma Art Guild show at the Presbyterian Church. Anyone who has an original piece of Lechuga's art, and is willing to lend it to the Orphanage for the duration of the show, should call Richard Birnie, 630.3360.