Many heartfelt thanks to the LPEA employees who delivered basket gifts of candy, cookies and fruit to seniors last Saturday. Ethel Poma, who is 90 years old, was most appreciative of the basket of goodies, but also of her special gift from Suzy Tanner who was helping with the delivery. Suzy was wearing a three-dimensional brown-felt antler headband. When Ethel remarked how dear and cute it was, Suzy promptly gave it to her. Suzy, you made Mrs. Poma’s day. That small gift of kindness meant so much to Ethel. You are commended for your generosity in the true spirit of Christmas. Ethel extends a great big thanks to all the LPEA employees and especially to Suzy Tanner, who extended the Christmas spirit, bringing joy in such a delightful way.
The members of Mullins-Nickerson American Legion Post 108 would like to acknowledge the generosity of Bob and Mary Hart, and Hart Construction, for their winning bid on our Christmas tree. Your gift helps make possible our continuing service to the veterans of Pagosa Springs and Archuleta County. Thank you, and Merry Christmas.
Paying it forward or back — you make the call.
Paint Connection Plus serves Pagosa in more ways than one. Mark and Michelle Mesker and extended family and employees have yearly opened their hearts and business to their clients, friends and community, by showing their appreciation with the P.C.P. annual Christmas party, unlike any other around these parts, I might add.
May God bless you all through these tough economic times. My wife, Cheryl, and I just want to thank you all at P.C.P. for doing it right.
Jimmy the Brush (Jim Fruit)
The forest backdrop has been folded, the trees have been stored, the colorful and magical sets of “Into The Woods” have been put away until the next time they are needed. The dozens of costumes by costumer Linda Bennett are cleaned and hung. Music Boosters is grateful to the community for their support of this amazing Sondheim production. Special thanks also to the Harbisons for tree cutouts, PSHS, Dan Burch, and to Zach Nelson for his fantastic costume donations from his former performing arts organization, Pagosa Players. Our cast became a tight knit family over their rehearsal time together, and shared an experience not ever forgotten. This show brought together some true family groupings: Sally and Robert Neel, mother and son; Valarie and Jaxon Quick, mother and son; and Jessica Krebs and Jay Wood. Additionally, Anna and Drew Harbison (Ami Harbison was in the cast), and Bill and Julie Reardon (with cast member Jeff Reardon), whom in real life are these young actors’ parents, played crucial and instrumental roles in set and prop design and construction. “Into The Woods” also reunited longtime friends and past actors on the Music Boosters stage: Kathy Isberg, Bill Nobles, Jeff Schaupp and Andy Donlon. Thanks to all who entered the “Woods” with me, and gave so much of their hearts.
Rotary coat drive
Just a tremendous thank you to those who participated in this year’s Operation Winter Coat Drive.
I was out of town for 10 days and missed two weeks of opportunities to get a thank you out.
I believe, from the best that we could count, nearly 500 pieces of winter clothing and warm bedding were collected and then distributed to many, many families and individuals in our community. Traditionally, this is a Rotary Club Project, but it would never happen without all of the generosity and willingness from Pagosans and the local businesses who contribute and participate. Individuals from both Pagosa Springs Rotary Clubs and Pagosa Lodge helped set up and sort the many items in the Extension Building at the fairgrounds on Nov. 20 and 21.
It was both sobering and heartwarming to see these particular needs met. I am grateful for the opportunity to have been part of such an outpouring of graciousness and gratitude from both givers and receivers. Thank you, Pagosa Springs!
Rotary Club Operation Winter Coat