Fistful of fun-filled Fall festivities afoot

Fall has definitely found us.  The colors on The Mountain expand exponentially every day.  Once the leaves start to turn, they do so quickly.  
‘Tis the season for lots of loads of firewood to come off the hill getting prepared for winter.
Saturday September 23rd saw the annual community woodcutting project with a goodly crew showing up to harvest wood for themselves or for those unable to procure such fuel for themselves.  
A tour around town indicated piles of good fires wood in front of many homes in the village.
The previous night, September 22nd, was what has now become the annual Cowboy Thanksgiving get-together.  Ours being an agrarian community, this is a time to celebrate the ups or a very up and down industry.  
The fare of course is cowboy grub:  grilled steak and Dutch oven potatoes.  Lots of folks showed up with yummy side dishes to share as well.  
The venue was originally set for Hal and Ana’s Adams back yard, but due to windy conditions, it was changed to the Community Center. 
There have been a few new cowboys hired by local ranchers and many were in attendance that night some with their families.  
It was a perfect opportunity to make new friends as well as visit with long time ones.
Also on September 23 was the latest rummage/craft fair at the CC (Community Center).  Unfortunately, there were neither many vendors nor buyers on hand.  
Another such event is scheduled for October 21.  This one is advertised as a Halloween craft and bake sale. It is to benefit our little “Library in a Closet”.  There is no cost for tables though donations are accepted.  For more information, call Debi Castor at 435-686-2557.
Don’t look now but the next craft fair is a Christmas one on December 2.  Wow, it’s getting to be that time already!  Again, no cost for tables but you should reserve one by calling Debi Castor at the number above.  
These craft fairs are a fun way to do a little Christmas shopping, especially for more unique gifts.
On a more practical note, Wednesday two weeks ago, the young women and men’s group joined the Relief Society ladies and other citizens for a demonstration/refresher on CPR.  
Things have changed in the procedure over the last few years so it was nice to get an updated training/review.  
It seems that the middle school students here who attend Grand County schools had just such a course last year and remembered what they had been taught.  
They were able to answer the questions asked by the instructor.  He also indicated that this training will be coming to San Juan Schools next year.  
Not only did the youth answer questions intelligently, but they all asked very intelligent questions.  There was no horsing around that night.  A very informative evening.
The little La Sal Library hosted a pre-eclipse open house last Thursday.  It included information on how to safely view the eclipse as well as other information.  
You could also pick up a pair of “glasses” for viewing the eclipse.  Lots of folks are expected to descend here as we are a prime viewing area.
La Sal once more takes a step forward into the modern world.  Es’ Market now has a home delivery service.  Yes, right here in downtown La Sal!  Just give them a call.
Whew.  Things seem to be busy around here.  I’d rather be busy than bored.

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