The Pagosa Mountain Morning Rotary Club gives sincere thanks to those who supported our recent fund-raising efforts. Thank you to Jim Stone at the Buffalo Inn for allowing us to use his storage facility and parking lot to hold our August yard sale. Jim also provides our club with a weekly meeting space and a dedicated breakfast server, for which we are extremely grateful. Thank you to Parelli Natural Horsemanship for allowing us to serve beer and wine at the Parelli Summit dance held on Sept. 8. We love being a part of that annual event and were able to make almost $600. Big thanks to Pete and Silver Dollar Liquor for providing our group with a discount and allowing us to order what we needed and return what we didn’t use. Thank you to our own members and to members of the Pagosa Springs Rotary Club for the yard sale donations and for volunteering time to make both events successful. The funds raised from these events, along with other fund-raiser revenue and donations, are funneled both to the local community as needs and requests arise, as well as to international projects, which continue the Rotary mission of building goodwill and friendship. The Rotary motto for 2012/2013 is “Peace Through Service,” and we give heartfelt thanks to everyone who has supported the Pagosa Mountain Rotary Club as we strive to serve local and worldwide communities.
Thank you to all the families that used the Pagosa Youth Center Camp this summer. Our camp director, Jennifer Martin, put together a great group of counselors: Kyrie Beye, Rhe’Anna Ray, Garrett Stoll, Kim Hunsicker, McKenna Parsons and Ben Reece. We hope to see you back next summer. Special thanks to Jack and Claudia Rosenbaum who filled our freezer with ground beef from a 4-H steer, and to Old Town Market for supporting us and helping us make healthy changes in our after-school food program.
On Sept. 13, Seeds of Learning had a fund-raiser 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, and musicians Andrew Jones, Eli Carpenter and Paul Hoffman. 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.
The Archuleta County Victim Assistance Program would like to thank Wells Fargo Bank for their recent grant award to help pay costs for the 24-hour confidential hotline. With their support, callers can receive in-depth intervention, information and safety planning from a caring professional trained to respond to concerns about domestic violence or sexual assault. Victims face numerous barriers — suffering in silence shouldn’t be one of them. The hotline is available for victims, survivors, friends and family members. Thank you,Wells Fargo Bank, for your community involvement.
Over the Labor Day weekend, you may have noticed that the Pagosa Fire Protection District was stationed at two locations in town collecting donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association “Fill The Boot” campaign. We would like to thank Chief Rockensock and the Town of Pagosa Springs for securing our parking spot downtown for our fire engine and to City Market for allowing us to set up outside their store. A very big thank you to our generous community for all the donations that were collected and to the following firefighters for taking the time out of their holiday weekend to “Fill The Boot” for MDA: Nicole and Vince LaGioia, Dana Marie, Bill and Kathy Wilcox, Marvin Johnson, Sylvia Thompson, Dave Blake, Paul Dillon, Katherine Ridenhour, Mikaela Marchand and Thad McKain.