Publisher's Corner! Happy Valentine's Day. Love = Kindness.

By Melissa Shrader Editor/Publisher Fort Collins Macaroni Kid February 14, 2022


Happy Valentine's Day! We had a great weekend working on gifts for friends and going to a swim meet! Kiddo did wonderfully and she made a new friend. That's what it's all about. Doing something you love with people you enjoy being around and making new friends. My daughter amazes me. There are times she's the typical kid but there are times she goes that extra bit. 

We went up to Estes Park Sunday and spent some time just enjoying time together. We played tourist and took the free trolley up and down Mountain Avenue. We got off at the Original Taffy Shop and got some taffy then we hit some more stores. All the while she was talkative funny and engaging. She talked to store employees, wait staff, and everyone working and spending their Sunday taking care of others. My daughter went out of her way to thank them for being there and available for us to be able to come and play for the day. She thanked them for their hard work so we could enjoy just being there.

Wow. Just. Wow.

That's showing thankfulness, kindness, and love. 

We are so busy we are looking for an intern! 

If you know of a student who would like to help out with adding events please let them know we would love the help. If you or someone you know is interested please let us know. You can contact me Melissa at melissas@macaronikidcom and put Assistant in the subject. 

What are we up to?

As things change with the CDC COVID guidelines and local guidelines events may still be canceled or changed to meet those guidelines. Keep an eye out I will be adding events as quickly as possible. 

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Remember with any event, If the weather looks questionable, - Always check in with the event itself to be sure the event is still on! You can email me as well. ESPECIALLY IN SPRING AND FALL. Now that COVID has come please comply with the COVID guidelines requested by each establishment and organizer. If you have a question about their policies please contact them directly. COVID Guidelines change regularly, so be sure to make sure that an event is still compliant and not canceled.  We will update events regularly however we can't catch everything. 

Stay safe, Stay healthy, Love, Live and Be Fierce, 

Melissa Shrader 

Editor and Publisher Fort Collins Macaroni Kid

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