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Eight non-profits ‘win’ as Homemakers raise $4,000

The Mountain View Homemakers Auction, held July 14 at the Extension Building, will benefit eight local non-profits that were chosen by the membership.

The auction raised around $4,000, almost twice as much as last year, and well over a hundred members and guests had a grand time bidding for bargains.

Those organizations benefiting from the fundraiser are: The Pagosa Youth Center; The Humane Society of Pagosa Springs; Senior Services — Home Delivered Meals; The Hospice Team/Mercy Health Foundation; Archuleta County Victims Assistance Program; Pagosa Pregnancy Support Center; Leah House; and Pagosa Outreach Connection.

Attendees had a wide choice of finger foods, four tables full of silent auction items, and a live auction from 12:30 until 2:15. p.m. Bob Hite very graciously stepped in as auctioneer when Bill Nobles was unable to come from Pueblo.

Mountain View Homemakers hosts this one fund-raiser each year to benefit local non-profits, has one or more work days to create items needed in the community; invites speakers of special interest to women, and enjoys the high school choir at an annual Christmas party. The club is a monthly gathering of women who are interested in making the lives of their families and their community more livable. There are no dues or membership requirements. All area women are invited to attend.

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