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I would like to thank the school board, the high school administration and faculty, and all the volunteer contributors to Saturday’s high school graduation ceremony. I am a parent of a 2013 graduate and wanted to express how moved I was by the ceremony. The ceremony was very well organized and featured beautiful music offered by the music department and its students and English faculty member Darcy DeGuise. The valedictorians’ speeches and class history were moving and the graduation video crafted by Pagosa High TV was nicely produced and presented. Most impressive was the main speaker, Sean Downing, whose words were poignant, heartfelt and whose meaning was very powerful. As a parent of a 2013 graduate, my thanks to all involved in making this ceremony memorable and meaningful. I am always impressed by the talent within our community and this final celebration for the Class of 2013 was no exception.
Justice Ministries of Pagosa, Inc. would like to shout “thank you” to the community of Pagosa Springs. Justice Ministries is a networking hub that pulls community resources together and meets needs in creative, fresh ways. Last year, we received over 240 requests for various types of assistance — everything from simply providing a ride to the doctor, stacking firewood or helping a senior citizen with a move. Countless pieces of furniture and appliances have been donated to our organization and, in turn, families have been blessed by your generosity. Close to 90 people volunteered in 2012 and helped make dreams come true. As a non-profit organization, we’ve been able to oversee 750 hours of Useful Public Service that directly benefit our community, plus we work hand-in-hand with Salvation Army and also partner with the Pagosa Outreach Connection. Thank you, Pagosa Springs, for everything — your donations, your time, your talent and for helping us send the message, “There is hope!”
Relay for Life Team CenturyLink would like to thank the following for their generous donations and help in making the fifth annual John Jones Memorial Horseshoe Tournament a success: CenturyLink, Coca-Cola, Bob’s LP Gas, Jerry at The Rose Restaurant, Alco, Tina at Colorado Cafe, Jackisch Drugs, Ramon’s Mexican Restaurant, Ray’s Hair Care, Rich Winn of Mountain Man Nut and Fruit Co., Rachel Bandy and Christine Funk. Captain Connie Prunty would also like to thank team members Steve Mozingo, Sue Jones, Debbie Trefethen, Steve Prunty and Chris Borne, for their hard work in this year’s event.
The Pagosa Springs High School Cheerleaders would like to say thank you to the Mud Shaver Car Wash for hosting our fund-raiser for camp. The staff at the car wash were friendly, helpful and went out of their way to see that we had everything we needed and donated 100 percent of the proceeds to our fund-raiser. We appreciate the use of their facility and look forward to fund raising with them again.
We would also like to thank the parents and people of Pagosa who supported us. We couldn’t have done it without you.