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Local Wounded Warrior project postponed until 2011

After careful consideration and much deliberation, the Wounded Warrior committee has decided to postpone this project for 2010 and host it, instead, in 2011.

Due to economic reasons, staff and volunteer changes and community scheduling, the committee felt it best that we host the warriors in true Pagosa fashion in 2011, and hopefully every other year thereafter.

It is a disappointment not to host the program this year, but the committee believes it is best for the attendees and community if we entertain the Pagosa Springs Wounded Warrior Program every other year. The Wounded Warrior event in 2009 would not have been possible without generous donations and involvement of this community and regional organizations. By postponing the program until 2011, we expect to grow the program and collaborate with other organizations on a larger scale.

We continue to work with the National Wounded Warrior Program and a generous check of over $2,900 was donated to the organization for the “Backpack Program,” which offers necessary supplies when a wounded warrior first comes out of the field.

If you have questions about the program or wish to volunteer to plan the 2011 warrior visit, contact Mary Jo Coulehan at 264-2360. Thanks go to the community for its support thus far. We will release more information as the plans for 2011 are made.