Justice Ministries of Pagosa would like to thank the Mountain View Homemakers of Pagosa Springs for their generous financial donation to Leah House. We appreciate your support and commit to do our best to come alongside those in our community who need help. On behalf of Justice Ministries, thank you for believing in the work that we do!
We would like to extend a warm heartfelt thank you to all of those in the Pagosa Springs community and those who traveled for our event from other places to our Retreat on Labor Day Weekend with Pat Dahnke of Waller, Texas, and Shayla McClure, of Pagosa Springs.
The Fashion Show and dinner held at Hart’s Rocky Mountain Retreat with some of the proceeds to go to LASSO was a huge success and we want to thank the following businesses and charities for their support: Dee Butler of Studio 160, Ramon’s Restaurant, Old West Press, Di Ann Hitchcox of LASSO, Cindy Gustafson of WHIPS, Mary Hart of Hart’s Rocky Mountain Retreat, Diane Hammerland of Face Forward Photography of Pueblo, Connie and Jeff Papple, Pitstop Costume Shop, Tari and Tim of Cowboy Catering,Toner Ranch, Helena Gunther, Old Town Market, Linda Love of The Hideout, The SUN, Renee Birch of Parelli Natural Horsmanship Center, Pat Parelli for giving us a tour of his fabulous ranch, and Mary Jo and her staff at the Chamber of Commerce.
Shayla McClure, Pat Dahnke
Support, strength and encouragement are the characteristics that are the foundation of a loving community. A community that embodies such characteristics is able to build relationships, support it’s citizens and lend a helping in hand in times of need. As we all know hard times have hit, yet we can find solace in the fact that we are blessed to live in one of these great communities. Pagosa Springs has attracted individuals who are caring, uplifting and compassionate. On Sept. 9, Seeds of Learning had a fundraiser for the nonprofit early childhood education center. It was truly inspiring to see the community come together to support an amazing program. Thank you for all your kindness and generosity! We would not be able to grow in positive directions without your help.
A special thank you needs to be said to the owners of Kip’s Grill and Cantina, the band members of Elder Grown and the band members of Big N’s. The term, “Thank you,” in fact, is not enough to describe our gratitude for the support and generosity of these individuals. We will continue to show our appreciation through providing quality care and education to our early childhood students.
Our Savior Lutheran Preschool staff and students would like to extend a huge thank you to the “angel” that returned our stolen tricycle. The children were very excited to ride on our hot pink Southern Belle again! You proved that there are still many wonderful people in the world.
The RAD Concert volunteers would like to thank the following people for their hard work in making this concert a success: Our masters of ceremony John Vick, Cade White and Hayley Hudson — great job! The musicians who donated their time and talent: Bixby, Elder Grown, and the Corvairs, Sarah York and the Clark Brothers, E Guitar Blue & the Rhythm Junkies, A Dub Rock Band, Charlie and Keith, Hi Altitude Blues, and Brooks. Sound technicians: Fred Vigil, Alex Tarbet and Evan Greer. Park and rec’s Jim Miller; Charlie and Emily Rogers for their tent donations; Bob Hart for his flatbed trailer for the bands; Mary Jo Coulehan and her beer tent crew, and Pagosa Brewery. Fence crew Mike Alley, Preston Sandoval, Steven Weed, Steven Roberts, Sean Penton and Corey Goodrich. Raffle volunteers Stephanie and Rosa Salas, Mariah Montoya, Hope Walker, Katie Blue and friend. Food booth volunteers: Joanne Irons, Jo Ferko, Soledad Leo, Kiwanis and Pagosa’s local Girl Scouts. Raffle donors, sponsors, partners and others: Violence Prevention Coaltion of Southwest Colorado (See It. Stop It.), Archuleta County Victim Assistance Program, The Pagosa Springs Nurturing Center, Pagosa Outside, Cj Harrington, The Springs Resort, A Creative Concept, Mt. High Ranch, Pagosa Springs Youth Center, Town of Pagosa Parks and Recreation, Pagosa Chamber of Commerce, Jackie Weber, KWUF and The Pagosa SUN, C.J. and John Cartrett. Thanks to everyone who attended and organizers Cj Harrington, Lily Tarbet, John Vick, Liz Parker-Alley, Laurie Salas, Mona Gonzalez and Pam Lister.