Wednesday, July 17th Schedule: 

Beacon Senior Tent
  • 10:30-11:30 Senior’s Chair Goat Yoga in Gazebo park $15 fee call Fairgrounds to register 255-7107
  • 11am-4pm Senior Crafts
  • 11:30am-12n AAunt Bea & Uncle Durty 
  • 12pm-1pm Home Grown Dreamers
  • 12:30pm to 1:30pm Meet n Greet with Bogart the Bull & Chris Mendes
  • 1pm-2pm Morgan Crouse 
  • 2pm-3pm Loose Cannon Band
Elam Construction Stage in the Mahindra Arena
  • 11:30am-1pm Bingo Session I
  • 1:30pm-3pm Bingo Session II 

Beacon Senior Day!

Senior Day at the Fair
By Kevin K. VanGundy, BEACON Senior News

BEACON Senior News has some great events planned this year at the Mesa County Fair that are fun and free for our valley’s seniors.
Join us at the Mesa County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, July 17, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. for an opportunity to win $1,000 and other valuable prizes.

There is no admission charge to the fair this year, so after you make your way through the main entrance, turn left and head to the BEACON tent for live entertainment and free activities.


There’s no cost to play Bingo, and you can win $1,000 cash and other prizes! Both sessions will be sponsored and called by Grand Junction Senior Recreation Center volunteers. The first session, sponsored by The Lodge at Grand Junction, will be from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and the second session, sponsored by Summit West Care, will be from 1:30-3 p.m. Arrive early to the Elam Construction Stage in the Mahindra Arena to get your lucky seat and card. Seating is conveniently located in the covered arena next to the beer garden.

Crafts & Entertainment

Spread some joy and express your creativity by painting river rocks, making magnets and other free activities in the BEACON tent. Paint and supplies will be provided, courtesy of Pinnacle Hearing Aid Center. Join us from 12:30-1:30 p.m. for a special meet and greet with Bogart the Bull and nine-time PBR World Finals Qualifier Tony Mendes. Live music provided by AAunt Bea and Uncle Durty, Homegrown Dreamers, Morgan Crouse, Ron Koss and the Loose Cannon Band.

Senior Lunch Special 

We’ve made special arrangements with several of the fair’s food trucks to offer a $5 Senior Lunch Special for those age 55 and older. Special thanks to this year’s fair sponsors for making it free, and a big thank you to the Mesa County Fair Board for allowing the BEACON to host this special event for our community’s seniors. For more information on Senior Day activities and entertainment,

There’s always something to do at the Grand Junction Senior Recreation Center (GJSRC).
This member-based organization, located at 550 Ouray Ave., provides opportunities for socialization and camaraderie for people age 50 or older, including cards and games, computer classes, Bible study, dances, live music, bingo and more. Annual dues are only $20 and most activities cost only a quarter to participate in.

Members can also play a round of pool, exercise in the workout room, cook in a full-sized kitchen or check out a book from the library. GJSRC is also a Meals on Wheels dining site with lunch served four days a week.

If you’re looking for a place to socialize and enjoy others, the GJSRC is the place to be! For details, call 243-7408.

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