Rangely trustees donate $2,500 to Septemberfest

RANGELY | Tim Webber from the Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Parks District was present at the Rangely Board of Trustees meeting to answer any questions about Septemberfest and to request a donation.

Webber said people are needed who are willing to step up and help take over parts of the event such as cooking the meat or running the car show, and expressed his gratitude for the current volunteers. CNCC and its athletics department continue to volunteer each year.

The board worked to see just how much they could give financially toward the Septemberfest event this year.

Maribel Cox provided some explanation about the economic development budget and said there is a comfortable enough margin to help Septemberfest, the question was how much. Webber did not have the total amount of what has been donated as of now. The budget needed is $20,000.

The Town of Rangely approved a $2,500 donation for Septemberfest this year. Webber said he would return with all the information on what happens this year and wants the town to keep in mind that next year will be the 40-year mark and they’re hoping it might be a bigger event.

Preslee Bunch from the CNCC Student Government Association spoke to the board about the upcoming Hoedown, held Friday, Sept. 13 from 5-9 p.m. in the Weiss parking lot.

She asked the town to spread the word around. Donations received will be divided up by vote and given to various groups. Organizations in the running this year are the Rangely Animal Shelter, overdrawn school lunch accounts, high school/middle school athletic programs, and the local food bank. They want to get the word out and show that CNCC is not separate from the town. There will be a chili cook-off and a pie eating contest, as well as live music, dancing, horseback rids and more. The Rangely Police Department has shared the information on its Facebook page and it will continue to be spread through social media.

Rangely Rock N’ Bulls liquor license request was granted. Don Reed informed the board $1 per beer is donated to the rodeo.

By Brittny Campos | Special to the Herald Times