Isn't It Grand?

The people of Grand Lake have been preparing for months. The ice is ready for the Teapot Curling event. The snow is primed for snow sculpture and kids' snowman contests. The Kauffman House Museum is open for tours. Grand Avenue has been cleared in preparation for the parade and the parent-child sled pull. Teams and costumes have been coordinated for the Bed Sled Race; there are plenty of giant water jugs (empty, of course) to set up for Human Bowling; there's a snow bank in place for the tug-of-war so participants can’t see their opponents; the gunny sacks are ready for racing; the fireworks are set to go off at the correct time; and plenty of beads and masks are available for the Mardi Gras Dance. The only thing missing is you.

"It's well worth the drive up just to participate and watch," says Suzi Maki, event coordinator/Grand Poobah of the Grand Lake Winter Carnival and Mardi Gras Dance. The dance is for adults only and costs $10; for a full schedule of the weird, wacky events Maki has planned for the day, visit or call 1-800-531-1019.
Sat., Feb. 2, 2008

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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