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Pagosa Perks raffle winners announced

Three lucky winners were randomly picked at the November SunDowner at Plaza Grille as part of the first Pagosa Perks Raffle.

Winning $1,000 was Jeff Laydon; $500 was won by Lou Jean Espinosa; and $250 was awarded to Bill Kinsley.

These three recipients received Pagosa Perks local spending dollars. The Perks can be spent throughout Pagosa Springs, just like cash.

Business owners – even if you are not a Chamber member, you should accept these Perks. When Perks are accepted, change can be given back to the customer if the purchase is less than the dollar amount. Perks should then be listed on your deposit just as you would a check, and that’s it.

Perks are safer than checks, as they are guaranteed, so even if you don’t accept checks at your establishment, you should accept the Perks and treat them as cash. If you are turning down Pagosa Perks, you could be turning away business from your establishment and no one can afford to turn down business these days.

If you need more information on Pagosa Perks or how to handle them, please contact the Chamber of Commerce at 264-2360.

Remember, Pagosa Perks also make great Christmas or thank you gifts, stocking stuffers or a thoughtful gift for that hard-to-buy-for person.

Pagosa Perks can only be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce. Stop by and stock up for the holidays, or say thank you to your employees with Pagosa Perks.

Bar D Wranglers

The popular Bar D Wranglers return to Pagosa Springs on Tuesday, Dec. 13, for their annual Christmas Jubilee Concert.

The Bar D’s will perform again this year at the Pagosa Springs High School auditorium, with the concert beginning at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30.

Join these regional-favorite performers as they offer up an evening of songs, jokes and stories sure to entertain you at this family event.

Adult tickets are $17 and children 12 and under are $9. Tickets are available at the Chamber or they can be purchased at the door.

Pagosa welcomes back these Grand Ol’ Opry performers for a special holiday event.

Festival of Trees

As part of the Christmas in Pagosa weekend, Dec. 1-3, the Ross Aragon Community Center will host the sixth annual Festival of Trees on Friday, Dec. 2.

This event displays some of the most creative Christmas trees in Pagosa, uniquely decorated by volunteers representing Pagosa non-profit agencies.

Performers from the High School Americana Project will provide the entertainment on this evening and there will be an old-fashioned Christmas sing along. Attendees will also be able to enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres provided by local restaurants, a cash bar and a silent auction.

The public is invited to a special viewing of the trees on Dec. 1 from 4–8 p.m. The Festival of Trees will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Dec. 2, with tickets being $10 in advance and $12 at the door. You can purchase tickets at the Ross Aragon Community Center.

Find a new tree for your home or business, or donate a tree to a family in need.

For more information, contact the Community Center at 264-4152.

Tuscany trip

A partnership with the Durango, Cortez and Farmington area Chambers is being offered by Chamber Discoveries, with an exciting trip to Tuscany, Italy.

The trip is a total of nine days, with seven days spent in and around Florence.

Your trip includes breakfast every day, multiple dinners and receptions, tours, airfare, transfers and much more.

The cost of the trip is $2,499 and the initial deposit for this special price is due by the end of the month.

For more information, contact Rita Simon at the Durango Chamber at 247-0312. The Pagosa Chamber also has a full itinerary of the trip available for inspection. Rita just returned from a Chamber Discoveries tour to Ireland, so she will be able to give you first-hand experience of the excellent trip services.

Parade of Stores

The sixth annual Parade of Stores is also just around the corner.

This retail extravaganza weekend is the perfect time to really start shopping for all your holiday needs, keep your dollars local and experience some amazing sales.

More than 35 stores in Pagosa will offer either no tax or 10-percent discounts on shopping for these three days, along with many open houses and other specials and discounts.

By participating in the events of the weekend, you can qualify to win prizes donated by each of the participating stores via the frequent shopping program. You can also be entered into a drawing for one of three Super Prize packages. For every $10 you spend this weekend at a participating store, you can enter to win one of two trips or a Super Spa Day in Pagosa.

The Parade of Stores is hosted by the Chamber to remind residents to shop locally and also to attract regional visitors to Pagosa to enjoy our unique retail shops, restaurants and all the fun festivities that will be going on that weekend.

Participants can pick up their frequent shopping cards beginning Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Chamber or at any of the participating stores. When you finish shopping, you can turn your cards in at any of the stores or drop them off at the Chamber. If we are closed, just slip them through the mail slot.

Participants will need to get 18 stamps on their card in order to be entered into the drawing with prizes from the stores. When you purchase items from these participating stores, your Super Prize Packet drawing tickets will be issued at the store where you purchased your goods. Smart shoppers will bring address labels with them to place on the tickets in order to save lots of time. Make sure your address labels have your phone number on them.

If you have any questions concerning the Parade of Stores, contact the Chamber. Get ready to shop, Pagosa!

Membership news

One of our businesses renewing this week has changed locations in Pagosa. The Pagosa Ice Cream Company has moved from its downtown location to the west side of town, in the strip center next to the Pagosa Springs Inn and Suites and across from the Wyndham Activity Center.

We wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and hope our locals and visitors enjoy time with family and friends and indulge in some wonderful Pagosa activities.

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