The summer is in full swing in Rio Blanco County and the citizens of Meeker are living it up. This year’s Range Call celebration was as good as can be and now the residents are looking for more fun. This weekend is the perfect opportunity to get back out as a community and have a little fun.
The Meeker Recreation Center is great about putting on activities that people of all ages can enjoy. They have a double header this weekend with a movie under the stars on Friday night and the annual Community Appreciation Day on Saturday.
Movie Under the Stars: On Friday, July 22nd at sunset, the Meeker Rec Center will be hosting Raiders of the Lost Ark as their pick for their summer movie series. This movie is rated PG and all ages are welcome to attend. The movie is played at Paint Brush Park on a large inflatable outdoor screen. Bring your own seating and the rec center will provide popcorn free of charge. This is no charge to attend. High winds or lightening will cause the movie to be cancelled. If you are unsure call the rec center at 970-878-3403 to check on cancellation. This is great fun for the whole family!
Community Appreciation Day: Saturday, July 23rd marks the annual Community Appreciation Day put on by the Meeker Recreation Center. This event is free and for all ages.
- The event kicks off at 10:00 a.m. with the first of three concerts and the kids’ stations opening. These kids’ stations will be from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and include face painting, spin art, games and tons of fun.
- At 11:00 a.m. the inflatables will open up and stay open until 3:00 p.m. These include a water slide, an obstacle course and so much more. Also at 11:00 a.m. is the Taste of Meeker. This will go until 1:00 p.m.
- At 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. entries will be accepted for the Best Homemade Ice Cream Contest. The public tasting of the ice cream will be from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
- Dizzy the Clown Magic Show will be at 12:30 pm.
- At 1:00 p.m. the registration forms are due for the Ice Cream Eating Contest. The contest will be held at 1:30 p.m.
- The second concert will be from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and the third concert will be from 6:00 p.m. until dusk.
Bring the family out this weekend and enjoy a great time with the community. Be sure to put sunscreen on the kiddos and talk to them about safety in large crowds. Enjoy!