Thank you to all the people who were involved in the celebration of our town! Your support was truly appreciated, and we can’t wait to make it even better next year!
While recapturing the weekend, we always like to do a download of what worked, what did not work, and what can be improved. To start, there will always be a conflict of dates. Consistency is key when it comes to planning an event, that way, everyone can pencil it in their calendars, ensuring the best possible turnout! Friday Night was all about our businesses and vendors. Chamber Members were encouraged to stay open late and host fun activities to bring shoppers near! Vendors lined the sidewalks of main street and brought a little extra, to our, already-awesome Main Street. Unfortunately the weather did not want to be friendly, when the wind and rain came in. Most vendors packed up and left before the night was over, which really put a damper on things.
Next Day, the 510 to Yuma Race Crew was up bright and early preparing for the 200 people who would be following soon after. Runners came from near and far to participate in the excellently executed race. The finish line was in a new spot this year, which provided the runners with more shade and room to hang out. As participants were finishing their race at City Park, the Yuma Fireman’s Association was there to fill their empty bellies with a well-prepared pancake breakfast. After breakfast, runners were invited to stay and listen to the Bluegrass Band and enjoy a cold beer, from our very own, Tumbleweed Brewing and Wine Co.
The Art Association held a Chalk-Walk Contest and Luella Lillic of Lu’s Gallery sponsored the awards. They had a great turnout, around Yuma Lake and are planning to host again next year.
Following the Chalk-Walk was the famous Yuma Cardboard Regatta. With only three participants, the competition was not as stiff as previous years, but still turned out to be a success. Jacqie and Trent Monk were our Champions, and only competitor able to reach the finish area! Unfortunately with valiant effort, the other two sunk.
To finish the Yuma Nights Celebration, a guest band called Vehicle performed at City Park from 7-10 PM. Tumbleweed beer was served in a designated area, and for only $20 guests could drink beer and enjoy a band; not a common occurrence in Yuma, Colorado!
We were pleased with the attendance, but would love to see more smiling faces attend Yuma Days, in the future!