The Grand Junction Rockies are keeping quite busy this week, and all of it is to ensure fans will come out to the ballpark this summer when the team kicks off their 2014 season in June.

Two items on this week's schedule is keeping the Grand Junction camp busy – the annual Winter Caravan and approval of fireworks displays on select Friday Rockies games.

The 2nd annual Grand Junction Rockies Winter Caravan is traveling throughout Western Colorado this weekend, making stops at various locations and meeting with the public.

The caravan is featuring Rockies first baseman Correlle Prime and official mascot Corky the Coyote. The old fashioned “meet and greet” is free and open to the public. Everyone will have the chance to receive autographs, photos, door prizes, and 2014 season schedules.

The caravan started Thursday with stops in Rifle and Parachute. On today’s (Friday’s) schedule, the caravan will be at CB’s Tavern in Delta (334 Main Street) from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. and at Mi Rinconcito in Olathe (319 Highway 50 Business Loop) from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

The caravan will finish up Saturday with stops in Palisade and Grand Junction. The caravan will start at Inari’s (336 Main Street in Palisade) from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., and finish at the Ale House (2531 North 12TH Street in Grand Junction) from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

With the caravan handing out game schedules for the 2014 season, officials with the Grand Junction Rockies placed a request Wednesday with the Grand Junction City Council to have fireworks after five home games this season. The City Council unanimously voted to approve the request.

The dates for the games (with fireworks afterwards) are all on Friday nights. The dates are June 20, July 4, July 11, July 25, and August 1. A back up date, if necessary, is set for August 15.

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