Another year is on its way out. It seems like we just started, but we did it — all the Christmas decorations are up.
We started the year off on a good note: we still have our Sunday services, with sharing, kindness and hope.
Room rentals, as always, are keeping us on our toes, Monday through Sunday — no, we never close.
Our Spring Rummage Sale? What can we say? We had thirty great vendors selling all day. We celebrated Cinco de Mayo — that’s May 5. The dancers, Semillas de la Tierra, put on a great show.
Celebrate America: that says it all. It reminds us to be thankful, thoughtful, winter, spring, summer and fall.
We can’t forget the Tacky Dance. It was so tackalicious: prizes were given for the most conspicuous outfits.
Our Fall Rummage Sale — oh what a great bash, with people coming in and out spending that cash.
Halloween is always a big, fun event, and without family, it would not exist.
The Festival of Trees, what a beautiful delight, all of Christmas joys put into lights.
Yes, we still have all our free programs open to all: Yoga, Pagosa Bridge, Duplicate Bridge, Alateen, Scrapbook and Men’s Open Basketball. We can’t forget the Hoopsters out there two times a week, and volleyball will start this week.
On Sept. 15, with a crowd of 50 or more, the community center, town and guests had a special dedication in store. Mayor Ross Aragon was the man of the hour, as the community center was dedicated in his honor.
Well, we didn’t want this Christmas letter to get too long, but we wanted to let you know how we are getting on.
We wish you a Merry Christmas, happy holidays and New Year. And thank you for being there each and every year.
Cristin, Thea and Michelle
We are looking for your Beanie Babies.
The center is collecting Beanie Babies to send to our soldiers overseas. All units need them to give to the local kids who love them.
The military has found that Beanie Babies are better then small plastic toys, which will break easily and are not as easy to carry in a pack. There is no more effective ambassador for our country than a soldier helping the local people.
Please consider donating your Beanie Babies to the center during business hours. We will take care of the rest and get them to our servicemen. Please phone Thea at 264-4152 for additional information.
Groups and classes
Are you looking for a new activity? If so, we have an instructor who is willing to teach sewing. If you think you would like to take a sewing class, call the center at 264-4152.
If you have an idea for an activity you would like the community center to sponsor, call Michelle, 264-4152. We are always looking for something new.
Cancer Support Group. If you are interested in the group, call Howard Gross, 264-5100.
Hoopsters. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-9 a.m. Call Larry at 731-3984 or 264-1024, for more information.
Morning yoga. Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m.
Duplicate Bridge. Regularly scheduled games are Tuesdays, 5:30-10 p.m, Fridays, 12:30-4 p.m. Please call Stan at 731-2217 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org to check if games are going to be held.
Pagosa Bridge. Mondays and Fridays, 12:30-4 p.m. For more information, contact the community center, 264-4152.
Indoor Tennis. If you are interested, contact the center for more information.
Thursday, Dec. 24 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; Archulta County School, 9-11 a.m; volleyball.
Friday, Dec. 25 — Merry Christmas, happy holidays — office closed.
Saturday, Dec. 26 — Open.
Sunday, Dec. 27 — Grace Evangelical Free Church, 8:45 a.m.-noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m.-noon; Wyndham Activities, 6-8 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 28 — Indoor tennis program, 6:30-11:30 a.m.; Volleyball for Fun, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Pagosa Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 29 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; Archuleta County School, 9-11 a.m.; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5:30-10 p.m.; health products sale training, 6-9 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 30 — Indoor tennis program, 6:30-11:30 a.m.; Volleyball for Fun, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Weight Watchers, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 31 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; Archuleta County School, 9-11 a.m.; Volleyball for Fun, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
It is now easy to find us on Facebook; simply go to Facebook and on their site search for “Pagosa Springs Community Center.” This will take you to our wall which lists all our current/past events and photos. We encourage you to become a “fan” of our site to receive automatic updates.
The Ross Aragon Community Center has the space you are looking for. We have reasonably-priced rooms to meet your event needs — for 20, 40, 50, 90 or 500 people. Call 264-4152 or e-mail us at email@example.com.