Holiday Events – The Pagosa Springs SUN The most trusted source for news and information about Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Thu, 13 Feb 2020 21:24:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Win the trip of a lifetime at Aspire’s Valentine’s fundraiser Thu, 13 Feb 2020 22:00:21 +0000

Photo courtesy Aspire Medical Services and Education
Bob Hemenger will serve as the jazz musician and singer for Aspire’s Valentine’s night mystery box fundraiser. Tickets are $75 and may be purchased online at or by calling 422-2631.

By Kristi Smith
Special to The PREVIEW
Imagine it’s 1950 and you are in an airport at 6 p.m. on Valentine’s night when you hear the sweet cry of a saxophone in the distance. As you follow the music, you see a line of people waiting to buy a ticket to get in to a curtained off room. Your curiosity is piqued because now you’re smelling the delicious food and the music has become a siren song.
You quickly buy a $75 ticket, which includes your meal, desserts and a free drink ticket. You then pass through the black curtained entrance. You find yourself in a swanky jazz lounge filled with people dancing, drinking, eating and having a good time. The musician, Bob Hemenger, is on stage, playing his heart out. There are suitcases stacked around the room and everyone appears to be starting or ending their vacations without a care in the world.
Out of the corner of your eye, you see hundreds of little white numbered boxes tied with metallic red bows hanging on the wall. You go over to ask what the boxes contain. The box seller explains that each of the mystery boxes is $25 or five for $100 and each one contains a prize — everything from a free coffee to an all-expense paid trip worth $6,000. You decide to pick out your favorite five numbers and pay the box seller. She bags them up and gives you a claim ticket for you to redeem at 8 p.m.
You grab a plate and heap on a couple scoops of paella full of chorizo poached shrimp, saffron chicken and rosemary roasted suckling pig; a couple of Brazilian steak skewers; and some shaved ribeye on flatbread. You then find a seat at a bistro table situated near the dance floor. Your day-to-day problems begin to melt away as you fill your belly, sip your wine and relax to the smooth jazz music.
Before you know it, it’s time to open your boxes. You go pick up your bag of boxes and begin to open them one by one. Suddenly, you see a gold flash of paper and as you pull it out of the box, you realize you are the big winner. You are going on a trip of your choice to either Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada; New York City/Broadway; or the Sonoma Coast/Napa Valley in California.
Come join Aspire on Valentine’s night at the PLPOA Clubhouse, 230 Port Ave., for an evening of wine, dining and dancing. Buy a mystery box and maybe you will be the winner of the trip of a lifetime. Tickets are $75 (includes one drink) and may be purchased online at or by calling 422-2631. Additional drink tickets will be available for purchase for $5 each. Mystery boxes are $25 each or five for $100.
This fundraiser benefits Achuleta County’s Aspire Medical Services and Education — recently named the local Nonprofit of the Year — whose services include: pregnancy care up to 36 weeks and well woman exams; free pregnancy tests; ultrasounds; free prenatal vitamins; free parenting and prenatal classes; free STD testing and treatment; free diapers, wipes, maternity clothes, baby clothes and baby supplies with earned boutique bucks; free mentoring program which offers financial classes; and free childbirth and breastfeeding classes/education.
Over 90 percent of the annual $200,000 in funding that Aspire needs to keep its doors open comes from individual donors, corporate sponsors and fundraisers. Only 10 percent of its funding comes from grants.
Aspire offers affordable, comprehensive prenatal care up to 36 weeks to all patients within the Four Corners area. Dr. Carole Nasralla has 22 years experience in family medicine, women’s health and OB/GYN.
Aspire is the only provider of parenting education classes to target 0-3 years development. Parents, grandparents and care providers are all welcome to take these free classes, which are offered throughout the year and by appointment.
About the trips
Scenic California: Sonoma Coast and Napa Vineyards — Enjoy a two-night stay at the Timber Cove Resort in Jenner, Calif. (Sonoma Coast) for two people in an ocean-view room with a king bed and redwood deck, perched on a dramatic bluff high above the Pacific Ocean. Receive a complimentary bottle of wine and charcuterie upon arrival and enjoy a four-course dinner for two at the resort’s Coast Kitchen restaurant. The property sits on 25 unrivaled acres above the stunning Sonoma Coast and boasts an expansive outdoor living room with billiards, ping-pong and fire pits. Coast Kitchen, a full-service on-site restaurant with a coastal wine country concept, offers seasonal fare served amidst stunning ocean views. The resort offers a true connection to nature with over 2 miles of hiking trails, picnic spots and lounge areas.
Enjoy a two-night stay at The Setting Inn in Napa for two people. Daily continental breakfast is delivered to your room, featuring pastries from Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery. The main building, a recently remodeled 1901 farmhouse, offers five spacious guest rooms. From the moment you arrive, the proprietors will make sure you feel at home, whether you want to relax in the Barn Lounge, enjoy the vineyard views while seated around one of the courtyard fire pits, or get assistance with planning winery visits and dining at some of the region’s award-winning restaurants.
This experience includes:
• Two-night stay at Timber Cove Resort, situated on a dramatic bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
• Four-course dinner for two at Timber Cove Resort’s Coast Kitchen Restaurant.
• Two-night stay at The Setting Inn, a beautiful property surrounded by vineyards.
• Private tasting of The Setting Wines for two.
• Round-trip coach class airfare for two from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to San Francisco or Oakland, Calif.
Puntacana Resort and Club Caribbean Paradise — Enjoy a four-night stay in a traditional king or queen room with breathtaking views of the sparkling Caribbean from your balcony. The Westin Puntacana Resort and Club is ideally located in the Playa Blanca area of the impressive 15,000-acre Puntacana Resort and Club property, which includes restaurants, a shopping village and a full-service marina. Boasting 3 miles of white-sand beaches along the brilliant Caribbean Sea, the Puntacana Resort and Club encompasses a vast range of recreational activities and indulgent facilities. Golf at the P.B. Dye designed La Cana Golf Club, named the No. 1 course in the Caribbean by Golf Magazine, and relax at the 19th Hole Terrace, designed by Dominican Republic native Oscar de la Renta. Pamper yourself at the leading Six Senses spa based on Asian philosophy, offering signature treatments as well as tai chi, yoga and meditation. Relax at the beach and pool and enjoy a wide variety of activities including kiteboarding, scuba diving, volleyball, pilates, Latin mix and Tae Bo cardio. (Additional fees may apply.) The Westin Punatacana Resort and Club offers free shuttle service throughout the resort and club area.
This experience includes:
• Four-night stay in a traditional king or queen room at The Westin Puntacana Resort and Club.
• Round-trip coach class airfare for two from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise — Enjoy a three-night stay in a junior suite including daily breakfast for two in the dining room at this prestigious member of Conde Nast’s Gold List and one of the Top 500 Hotels in the World according to Travel+Leisure Magazine. It is North America’s No. 16-rated ski resort according to Conde Nast’s Top 50 Ski Resorts. This property is located three hours from Calgary and only one hour from Banff. Timeless beauty among the peaks will be yours at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, where majestic mountains soaring skyward are reflected in the vibrant blues and greens of the glacier that feeds Lake Louise. The “Diamond in the Wilderness” invites you to hit the ski slopes in winter, paddle a canoe on the lake in the summer, savor the cuisine year-round and just soak up the casual elegance that makes The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise such a memorable experience.
This experience includes:
• Three-night stay in a Junior Suite at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Alberta.
• Daily breakfast for two.
• Round-trip coach class airfare for two from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to Calgary, Canada.
New York long weekend — Enjoy two orchestra or front mezzanine tickets to your choice of one Broadway show, subject to availability through A small additional charge may apply during holidays and special performances. Some current productions include (subject to change): “Ain’t Too Proud,” “Aladdin,” “Beetlejuice,” “The Book of Mormon,” “Chicago,” “Come From Away,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Frozen,” “The Lion King,” “Mean Girls,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “Tootsie,” “West Side Story” and “Wicked,” based on availability.
This experience includes:
• Two tickets to one Broadway show of your choice.
• $200 gift card towards dining at your choice of participating New York city restaurants.
• Three-night weekend stay in a standard guest room at the Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott or comparable hotel.
• Round-trip coach class airfare for two from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to New York.

‘Fly Me to the Moon’ mystery box party to benefit Aspire Sun, 19 Jan 2020 12:00:26 +0000 By Marcy Mitchell
Special to The PREVIEW
Aspire Medical Services and Education invites the Pagosa Springs community to fill its Valentine’s Day with romance and mystery.
At 6 p.m. on Feb. 14, Aspire will host its inaugural “Fly Me to the Moon Valentine’s Night Mystery Box Party” at the Pagosa Lakes Property Owners Association Clubhouse on 230 Port Ave.
Each $75 ticket includes delicious and unique food stations, desserts, a drink ticket, dancing and live music by our own Pagosa crooner, Bob Hemenger. Tickets are on sale at:
As part of the evening fun, Aspire will also sell mystery boxes that contain a prize in each box. One of the boxes contains the ultimate golden ticket and if you are the lucky winner, you will get to choose one out of four paid trip selections which includes airfare, lodging at a luxury resort and more.:
• Punta Cana, Dominican Republic: Four nights at a resort with airfare for two.
• Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada: Three nights at a luxury hotel with airfare for two.
• New York, New York: Three-night stay at a luxury hotel, Broadway tickets and airfare for two.
• Sonoma Coast/Napa Valley, Calif.: Four nights at two luxury retreats including private wine tasting and airfare for two.
Mystery boxes are $25/box or five for $100. In addition, several other amazing prizes will be in the boxes. Everyone will win something.
All proceeds from the event will benefit Aspire’s affordable prenatal care program and parenting classes. Aspire currently provides services to more than 80 percent of all pregnant women in Archuleta County which include pregnancy tests, early ultrasounds, prenatal care, prenatal and parenting education and STI/STD testing and treatment.
Over the past two years, our prenatal clinic has helped lower the preterm birth rate and low birth rate percentage in our area by allowing disadvantaged women to see a quality medical doctor for prenatal care up to 36 weeks. The rate of low birth weight for babies born to our prenatal care clients in the last 12 months is only at 5.8 percent compared to a state average of 8 percent.
In addition, Aspire offers free childbirth, prenatal and parenting education to all parents of children age zero to 3. Aspire’s goal is to help all children zero to 3 years of age thrive physically, emotionally and socially during the most pivotal stage of development.
For more information, visit, or contact Kristi Smith at or call 264-5963.

Loaves and Fishes Fri, 27 Dec 2019 12:00:59 +0000

PREVIEW photos/Randi Pierce

Scene … at a holiday-themed Loaves and Fishes. The weekly community lunch took on a festive flair on Dec. 19, with high school students helping the organization’s board serve the meal and Pagosa Springs Elementary School kindergarteners serenading the diners with seasonal tunes.

Holiday Hoopla prize winners announced Fri, 27 Dec 2019 12:00:54 +0000 By Rick Artis
Special to The PREVIEW
This year’s Holiday Hoopla concluded on Dec. 15; the following prize winners were selected on Dec. 19.
Grand prize: Patti Popovich.
Second prize: Cathy Van Liere.
Third prize: Chris Gossett.
The prize packages were created using merchandise and gift certificates donated by the Holiday Hoopla participating merchants and had a retail value of more than $1,000, nearly $700 and over $350, respectively.
A big thank you to all of our local shoppers and participating merchants for their support for this shop-and-dine-local program.

Holiday party Fri, 27 Dec 2019 12:00:41 +0000

SUN photos/John Finefrock

Pagosa Springs Senior Center attendees celebrate the season at the Archuleta Seniors Inc. holiday party Dec. 19. Activities included lunch, making gingerbread houses and a planned indoor snowball fight which involved everybody launching giant marshmallows at one another.

Toys for Tots Fri, 27 Dec 2019 12:00:13 +0000

Photos courtesy Mary Miller

Volunteers for the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program pass out toys Saturday at the Parish Hall. Approximately 250 children received toys for Christmas due to the Marine Corps campaign and generous contributions from the community.

Toys for Tots volunteers Thu, 26 Dec 2019 22:00:09 +0000

SUN photo/John Finefrock

Toys for Tots volunteers load a trailer full of toys bound for the Toys for Tots toy giveaway. Loren Foster (second from right) coordinated Toys for Tots in Pagosa Springs this year and about 22 local businesses hosted donation sites for the campaign. Volunteers included members of Veterans for Veterans, the Rotary Club and other organizations.

Letters to Santa Wed, 25 Dec 2019 12:00:50 +0000 The SUN teamed up with Santa and his elves to help deliver letters to the guy in the big red suit, with the promise we could share those Christmas wishes with our readers, as they were written.
Dear Santa,
May I please have something? Can you please bring me a kitchen for all of us, my brother and sister, for dear Christmas. And pretend grapes and Buzz Lightyear. I hope you love your cookies. Be grateful it’s Christmas Eve. My mom needs new pots and pans. Please bring my brother and sister presents too. Please do it…please, please please! I hope your reindeer have a lot of fun eating their carrots.
Love Levi, age 4
Dear Santa Claus,
Can you ask my mommy to get my boat toy for me. It’s at Walmart instead of tha red submarine. yes.
Thank you,
Orion, 3 years, 10 months
Dear Santa from Gabriel Mendez.
this i have been kind of bad and not to my mom. this year i wish lising for new shoes and new phone and i really really wish for a Xbox One and three games: Lego world and a racing game and spiderman if not spiderman one dat i can see my grandma for one hour and tell her i miss her and i love her and to tell her to come back. thats all i want for Chrismus if not it’s OK. Did u get the other kids lists to.
Sincle Gabriel Mendez
Dear Santta:
Hi how are you?
are your elvs working hard? I want a PS4 for Christmas am I on the nox liste or the nice list? What are your deers names?
Love, Esteban
Dear Santa iH
for christmas I want a dirt bike and a santa hat. I hope you doing good and that you travel safely.
From Jake
Dear Santa,
HI how are you? How many elves are there? For Christmas I want a Hot Wheels Ultimate garage. My favorite snack is a candy cane. My friend is Adam. What is your favorite cookie? My favorite cookies are oreos. I hope you have a safe trip around the world.
Your friend, Daymian
Dear Santa Claus,
Hi, how are you today? How old are you? I am 7 years old! My name is Ethan. How are the elves? For Christmas I want a bay blade set.
Your friend, Ethan
Dear Santa,
Hi, how are you?
I bet you are very busy. How many elves are at the North Pole? How is Mrs. Clause? Can you tell her Hi for me? All I want for Christmas is a baby brother, because it is boring at my house.
Your friend, Alejia
Dear Santa Claus,
how is it going at the North Pole? What’s your reindeer’s names? I wish that my grandma gets well. My name is Vanessa. I wish for barbie clothes and barbie shoes. I wish for a real cat and dog. I can’t wait for Christmas.
Your friend, Vanessa
Dear Santa,
Hi how are you? I bet you are busy at the work shop. For Christmas I want for my gramma to get better. I want to see my grandma and my grandpa because they moved away and I really miss them. They live in Arizona. For Christmas I want a chromebook and a poloroid camera. I hope you ride safe in your sleigh.
Your friend, Baylee
Dear Santa,
Hi, How are you? I bet you are very busy. What are the names of your elvse? I am a 2nd grader and my teacher is Mrs. Stretton. I can’t wait untill Christmas for Christmas I would like a bike and a BarBie. I hope you stay warm when you deliver presents on Christmas Eve.
Your friend, Zuleika
Dear Santa Claus,
Hi, My name is Alexa. How are you doing? I forgot your reindear names? How is Mrs. Claus an Am I on the naughty list or in the nice list. My favorite holiday is Christmas because it is Jesuses birthday and we gather together with my familey, we eat and open presnts. For Christmas I would like slime and a Hover board it would be nice if you could give me one more thing please and it is a cat. What kind of cookies do you like? I like sugar cookies. I wish I could ride your sled. I can’t wait till Christmas!
Your friend, Alexa
Dear Santa,
Hi, How are you? Is it nice at the Noth Pole. For Christmas I would like a Fox. Can it be a white Fox? What is your favorite food? Do you like dogs? I’m 8 years old. I’ve been good this year. In school we made Chistmas flowers. I wish I could show you them.
Sincerly, Bixby
Dear Santa Claus,
Hi how is it up at the North Pole? Christmas is my favorite day. How is Mrs. Claus? For Christmas I would like 3 thing’s an X-Box, an electric ATV that, I can ride and that has rubber wheels. and foot ball gloves. You are the best!
Your kid, Chloe
Dear Santa,
I like you. You are nice. I would really like a drone for Cerismas. How is Miss Claus. How are the elves Did they make the toys. Are the reindeer are they redy to go no the way don’t loose any gifts my name is Leo I am 8 years olled.
Your friend, Leo
Dear Santa,
Hi, how are you? I bet you are busy this year. How is Mrs. Claus and the elves? I like to fish. My favorite football team is LSU. For Christmas I would like a snowglobe please. I hope you don’t get frostbite on Christmas Eve.
Your friend, Adam
Dear Santa,
Hi, how are you? can I have a pug for Christmas. I love their wrinkles, they are so cute. Is it true that elves have big ears. How is Mrs. Claus? What is your favorite cookie? does Rudolf’s nose actually glow? I’am in 2nd grader. I like to play football with my dog Bogey. Bogey is so cute. he is black. I hope you have a good Christmas. What is it like to go down a chimmney?
Your friend, Asher
Dear Santa,
Hi, how are you? I bet you are very busy. How are the elves in the toy shop? How is Mrs. Claus? I want a Lego set with Lego people. What is your favorite cookie? I am 7 year old. I Love Roodolph the red nose randeer. What are all the elves names? I want a bike and a puppy. My favorite color is blue. What is your favorite color? I hope you have a great Christmans.
Your friend, Octavio
Dear Santa,
Hi how is it at the North Pole? I can’t wait until Christmas! What are your reindeers names? You are very nice. Wht are your elves names? I hope you have a nice trip.
Yor friend, Pia
Dear Santa,
Hi, Merry Christmas How is Mrs. Claus? How is it at the North Pole. It must be cold over there. It is snowy here. Can you remind me the reindeer’s names. I wish I could go to the North Pole. Does Rudolf actually have a red nose? What I want for Christmas is Pokemon cards, and a remote control jet. I am in second grade and I go to school at Pagosa Springs Elementary.
Your friend, Ethan L.
Dear Santa,
Hi, how are you and Mrs Claus doing? How are elves? For Christmas I want a phone and I want a remote control car and a Teak Deak. How are the reindeer doing. I hope your not to busy. What do you like about the North Pole?
Your friend, Oscar
Dear Santa,
How are you? How are your elves for Christmas I would like a Lego set how is Mrs. Claus and your reindeer? in the winter I go ice skating. it is very fun! Last Christmas I got a lot of presents I like playing in the snow. for Christmas I am getting a electric scouter
your friend, Kooper
Dear Santa,
I would like a farmset for Christmas. I would lilke a computer and a monster truck too.
Love, Liam
Dear Santa,
My name is Brycen. Can I please have a puppy for Christmas and dog food so I can feed my puppy? and thank you for giving kids presents.
From, Brycen
Dear Santa,
I have been good this year. I woudl really like a gold necklace with a cross on it for this Christmas. Could you please make a black panther figure?
From, Noah
Dear Santa,
My name is Kyleah. For Christmas I woud really love if you get me a PS4 with a pink and purple camo controller, a slime kit, and a LOL pet.
From Kyleah
Dear Santa,
My name is Jazmine Martinez. This year I would really love a new bikeand a new DS4 for my brother. Also I want a new scooter for me and my brother. Also you saw me on the train.
From, Jazmine
Dear Santa,
I want a Domisaur Rex for Christmas that eats toys. I want a new basketball for Christmas. I want a ball that never breaks. I want a treadmill.
From Lahoen
Dear Santa
I have been good this year. I woudl love a dirt bike. I really really want to give my little brother a new wiPad. I want my dirt bike to be red please.
From, Ben
Dear Santa,
I have been good this year. i would really love a camera for Chritmas this year. In my stocking I want fun Dips.
Love, Mia
Dear Santa,
i have been good. I would love to have Hatchamals for Christmas. I would also like to have a bike for my brother Wallace. I would love a puppy, too.
Love, Kesonrah
Dear Santa,
I have been a very good girl this year. I want a phone an iPad, and a computer for Christmas.
Love, Jemma Jade Flaugh
Dear Santa,
I have been a really good girl this year. I would really love a kitten and a rabbit for Christmas this year. I would really love thei game catchgolf I would love a new house and an i Phone II.
Love, Izabella
Dear Santa,
I wold like a Nintendo Switch and a basketball. I have been a really good boy. I would like a few batteries. I would really, really like an iPhoneII with Roadblock and Roadbucks pretty please.
From, Oliver
Dear Santa,
My name is Sofia. i really want a kitten for Christmas. I want a blue bike, a sutffed unicorn, and slime for Christmas.
Love, Sofia
Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl. I would really like an American Girl doll. I really want a Hatchamal, a LoL oll, and a puppy.
Love, Kaleen
Dear Santa,
I would really like a PS4 because I like to play video games. Thankyou for giving me presents.
From, Aidan
Dear Santa,
How are you I have been good. I hop Mrs Claus comes to my house with you. I want a Hotweels car. I want a awsome blosem.
From, Carlie Bridges
Dear Santa,
How are you this year. I sure hal are the elvs is bow! bres! wir-d pup a cat a bad rat dril has a wrck!
Christmas Ruby
Dear Santa,
Do the randeer get presens is missis claus a gud kauk hey are you had are the randeear your friend Kolby I want a bick and a jacket and a puppy and a tweaty tow and some twenty tow bulets and a hunting backpack and some hunting pens. and a merry crismus
from Kolby Elliott
Dear Santa,
How are you.I been so good this year. has Mrs Claus a good cooker. has all the elves dun. And I want a awsome blorem. And a park dianile. And a L.O.L Love. And Leo at doll. and a Elf stufe.
Mrry Christmas, Callie
Dear Santa,
I would like a pone like mom’s plese. How ar you. wat would you like for sraks. Thank you for wat you do.
Love, Rilea
Dear Santa Claus
How is it with I been every good this year Mrs. Claus bake her cake is every. good I wish you are every nice to us are you ready for Christmas can I feed the raindeer from Ana to Santa
Dear Santa,
How is mrs claus. How is your workshop going. How ar the raindeer. How ar the elves. I hav bin god.
Merry Christmas, Jori Wilson
Dear Santa Claus,
I hope your leves have been good this year. I have been wanting a cat, do you think you could pleas get me one? and thank you for everything you do for us all.
and you are the best Santa kid’s could ever have.
Love Santa Claus, Kiana Bennett
How are you this year? Is Mrs Claus a good cook? Is rudolph grown up? Does ruldolph fly the right way? I am EXITED! How are the raindeer? My elf was naughty and got in our candy! I hope you get what you want this year Is the grinch real?
Merry Chrismas, Trent
Dear Santa,
Thanks for all the joy you give us for Chistmas and all the time we get to sped time with are famly. Thank for giveing us this fi of the year. merry Chistmas
Love Leon
Dear Snata Claus,
how is mrs. claus and are you ready for christmas. And thank you for how much you do for the whole world! And what yor favorite part of Christmas. And Santa you and ytour elves are the best! and mrs. Claus! Santa I’ll leave cookies and milk and I’ll leave reindeer food out side and I want a PS4.
love Eduardo
Dear Santa,
I have been good this year is rudolph your top raindeer. I have a list of preents that i sent you the list of.
Merry chistmas, Micah
Dear Santa,
How ar you this year? What do you wish for? And can i ride yore sled i want a game sitom plec?
frum Lexen
Dear Santa,
I want a I phone II for this Christmas. I was a good kid and did not get a green grip. Can I get a snow globe and a bunny thakes you Santa
Your truuly Clayton Jose Tressler
Dear Santa Claus,
I want a Nintendo switch, a huverbord and a Galaxy SZ for Christmas this year. I want to play on them. I have been a good boy.
Your friend, Netzy Sheperd
Dear Santa Claus,
I want to get a puppy because i have been good. I will take care of it. I would like a leash and toys for the dog. I also want a cell phone. I would like to get a to-go cup. I want to get a basketball please. I want to get new clothes.
Your friend, Esperanza
Dear Santa,
I want a big tablet. Also another thing I want is a phone. Next, I want a puppy. I want a mermaid bracelet. I was an amazing child all year!
Your friend, Kadence
Dear Santa
I want a snowglobe and a mermaid tale because I have been a good girl this year. I helped my mom and clean and mop the floors. And I’ve been good because I want a toy for Christmas and candy and toys in my stocking oh and I also want a music box and a cofe cup for my mom but make it secret ok Santa and make it prety and beautiful and lovely and make it say I Love you.
Your friend, Maelie
Dear Santa Claus
I want two mermaide tales for christmas this year. I want to fit in side it and go in the pool. I have been really good! I have been doing work at home too. I Love Christmas becuase you get to see your family. I Love cookies to. hay Santa I Like red to cuase it’s the color of Love! I hope you like the Letter! COOKIES!
LOVE Aliya Johnson
Dear Santa,
I want a pink skate board because I was a good girl. Next, I want a lot of presents for my birthday is December 31, 2012. Also, I want a cool books Finally, I want a safe.
Love, Adelaide Graham
Dear Santa
I want a scooter it is a fast scooter I want it to be blue. Next I want a football
Your friend, Gabe
Dear Santa,
I want a baby puppy for Christmas this year. I want to play with it. I think I deserve it becase I have been good this year. Another thing I want for Christmas is a phone. Also, I have been a very good girl this year.
Your frind, Baylie Rodriguez
Dear Santa
I woat a hoverboard because I am a good boy. A another thing woat is a phone. A another thing I woat is a bunkbed. I woat a toy truck. A another thing I woat a Nintendo switch.
Your friend, Anaziah
Dear Santa Claus,
I want a black hoverBoard. I have been good this year well I think I’ve been good. I’d like another thing is a I Phone II Pro. I really want a I phone II pro.
Your friend, Ty Mitchell
Dear Santa,
I want nothing but my family, friends and pets. I know I have been a good girl. But I want my family, friends and pets to come to my house for Chrismas eve.
Your friend, Olivia Diffey
Dear, Santa
I want a Teen ninja turtle video game. It is the most coolest game ever!
Your friend Lance Anderson
Dear Santa
I want a girl puppy. I want to play with it. I want a bike. I want a teddy bear. I want a playground I want some boots.
Your friend Madisyn Lucero
Dear Santa Claus,
I was a good girl. I want a humongouse panda bear. So I could fit inside it because I got no green slip. I want a fox hoodie because I LOVE foxes and I’m always cold. I want skateboard wheels because mine aren’t that good. Also, I want a Ipad because mine has viruses. I want a rat because my cousin has one and I’m jealous and I want it with the cage.
Your freind, Karlie
Dear Santa,
I want a puppy for this Chrismas this year. I want because my other dog is about to die. I have been a good boy and I have not gotten a green slip.
Another thing I would like is a journal with blank paper this Chrismas. I want it because I want to draw on it. I stock the fridge.
Your friend, Cooper Laner
Dear Santa Claus,
I want a bunkbed with a desk under it for Christmas. I want a pool and a trampoline. I want a canvas some paint brushes. I’ve been a good girl. I don’t lie to my mom and dad.
Your friend, Milagro Blanco
Dear Santa,
You’re real!
I have been good I want an Xbox at my mom’s house for Christmas. Thank you.
Your favorite kid Avitt
Dear Santa,
Can I have your cookies? I’ve been kind of good. I hope I get all the things on my list! Thank you Santa!
Sincerely, Your favoite kid, Roen!
Dear Santa,
Have a nice christmas. I’m trying to be good. Please bring me a tablet and/or a giant robot. The robot should have a computer and both should have downloaded games.
Love, Wells Witting
Dear Santa,
Have a great day I was good This year. I’m hoping you will bring me a flashlight and two new PokeMon Shield and sword of PokeMon.
Love, Kylie Pinto
Dear Santa,
Have a nice Christmas. I’ve been good. I want a princess car and a toy cat, a fack foob foyma toy mav toy, cat. and a noo backpack. I want to play with sprinkles. Also some candndy. Please and thank you.
Your friend, Shaniya
Dear Santa,
Can I have your cookies? I’ve tried to be good this year. I’m hoping you can bring me a brand new dirt bike and a taller one please
your favorite kid, Ayden
Dear Santa,
Hi Santa!
I’ve tried to be good this year. I hope you can bring me a new bike and 20 lps. Thank you, Santa.
Your favorite kid, Tesla
Dear Santa,
Happy Holidays I’ve tried to be good this year. I’m hoping. you will have a good Christmis. Also, a horse. Thx
Love, Gordoven Atalya
Dear Santa,
See you at the highschool. I’ve tried to be good this year I want to have a puppy, and a kitten, and makeup.
Your frend Camellia Bellina
Dear Santa,
Merry Christmas! I haeve been good this year. It want a bike for Christmas. Thank you Santa!
Your favorite kid, Steven
Dear Santa,
Hi, do you want to talk? I tried my best I was good most. I’m hopping you will bring me a noo smell good tha smells like hot chocolate tanks Santa.
Your friend, Rylee Chatagnier
Dear Santa,
Merry Christme!
I was good this year. I hope you will bring me a new bike and a fish. I want a gold fish. Thankyou Santa.
Sincerely From, Marleigh
Dear Santa
Your so kind to people I’ve been so good this year I’m hoping you will bring me an Imaginex teen titen go tower. Thank you, Santa
Yor favorite kid Gavino
Dear Santa,
Happy holidays.
I’ve tried to be good this year. I’m hoping you will bring me a doll and a bike. Thank you, Santa!
Your favorite kid, Morgan
Dear Santa,
Happy holidays! I was excellent this year. I’m hoping you will bring me a scruf luf, Gelli plate, blinger, luky fortune, osmo, a real baby puppy and an X box.
From Shiloh
Dear Santa
Merery Christmas! I’ve been good. I hope you will breng me a cros with God! Also, an Xbox. Thanc you so much.
Sincerely Lelend
Dear Santa,
Hello Santa!
Santa, I want a minecraft diamond light-up sword and a minecraft diamond light-up picaxe. Thank you! Merry Christmas.
Sincerely, Joe
Dear Santa,
Hi Santa!
I’ve tried to be good this year. I’m hoping you will bring me a new bike, nerfgun with bullets, and a football hellmet. Thank you
Your boy, Nick
Dear Santa ailskino, i love you love Kino
Dear Santa Claus,
Love, Troyletta prez for me because Christmas is 18 das for Christmas he like my toy I like you Santa
Troyletta Aloysuis
Dear Santa
can you giv me a Mostr Chruc that has tow I b los that his Name is Blazs and his fren
Love Jose and I am a boy and I am 6
Dear Santa Claus
i bin grat this year i got alot thing to tel u can i get initeno switch and can you look in the box and can i get an x box. ples. can i get coton candy mucheh. can i get miny whoter all the one in school and it wherks!
love, Talon
Dear Santa, for christmas I want a Lago set and i want zum cupcaks and I wad wont a elf on the chilf
Loev. Nate, 7
Dear Santa Claus,
i would like a moos blanke and a galree of colrdoe anmol wall.
Love Cora, 6
Dear Santa Claus,
I want for Chritsmas a pakit of Ligos of spiderman and I want tora boslayer
Love, Sebastian, 7
Dear Santa Claus,
can yo get me a fac crismithee and a yohycon shcoshee.
Love, Athena, 7
Dear Santa Claus,
I Love your elves espeshle danst he is the best elf and you are the best to
Love Kystle is 7
Dear Santa Claus
My christmas tree will be the best christmas tree
Love Bodhi, 6
Dear Santa Claus,
My christmas deerrs santa the tree Love Lily
Love, Lily, 6
Dear Santa Claus,
thank you for all the presents. I want a purple modisic!
Love Taylor, 6
Sant giv me a tablit
Dear Santa Claus,
thace you for all the prests mothr sid.
Lyla, 6 from Lyla to Santa
Dear Santa I want for christmas is a baby sistr and I want evrey bude to be frins and I want evrey prsin to be nis to eech othr and I want evrey bute to be helthe.
Love Olivia, 7
Dear Santa Claus,
I like you wen it is christmas and you are the best I blev i blev
Love Hazel, 6
Dear Santa i wun a snow brod for christmas
Love Tyler, 7
Dear Santa Claus,
can you give me a babedol that has a name and a beene and can it have a dres and it can tock and wock.
Lave Kyndal, 6
Dear Santa Claus,
I want a unicorn for Christmast and I love Christmas
Love Mia, six
Dear Santa
Christmas is the best
Love Mihael, 6
I like moutains. And sun sets.
Dear Santa Claus
I dlik like preset i Do i Do the adedo
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Dear Santa,
Ihave been good because I tock er fo mysistr. I will help my mom an my room. Fist, I world like 15 LoLs dolls. Next, i would like a unicorn. Thank you Santa.
Dear Santa,
I have been good because washed dishes. I will work on feeding my cats. First I would like a Machine Moj Moj. Next I would like ear plugs.
Your friend, Ana
Dear Santa,
I have been good because I help my mom and dad. I will work on cleaning bathroom. First, I would like a video gam. Next, I would like nintendo switch.
Your friend, Jimmy
Dear Santa,
I have been good becuse I took care of my sister I will work on helping my dad. egg mahine an next I would like a christmas 6pt.
Your friend, Terven
Dear Santa,
I have been good because my step sister take cair of ma I will work on cleaning my room. First, I would like a Harry Potter legos. Next, I would like a motorcycle.
Your friend, Rody
Dear Santa,
I have been good. I helped others! I will work on cleaning my room! First, I would like a fortnight swith! Next, I would like a mic!
Your friend, Sammy
Dear Santa,
I have been good because I took care of my brother. I will work on my spelling words. First, I would lik a barbie house. Next, I woul like ear plugs. Thank you Santa.
Your friend, Daralys
Dear Santa,
I have been good because I helpd my mom and dad. I will work on being band hands free. First, I would like nerf gun bullets. Next, I would like a Fortnight lama in real life.
Your friend, Kade Nce
Dear Santa,
I have been good because I took care of my sister. I will work on taking care of my dogs. First, I would lilke a play stable. Next, I would like a hat.
Your friend, Alicia
Dear Santa,
I have been good because I took care of my sister. I will work on my spelling word. First, I would like house a Barbie. Next, I would like computer.
Your friend, Jaylee DeJesus
Dear Santa,
I have been good because I took care of my brother. I will work on my spelling word. First I would like a remote control boat. Next I would like a dirt bike.
Your friend, Chase
Dear Santa,
I hav been good because feeding my fin. I will work on I took care of my. First, I would like a Barbie Next, I would like a phone Thank you Santa.
Your friend, Anya
Dear Santa,
I have been good becauses i fed my dog. I will work on helping my mom and dad. First, I would like a bike. Next, I would like computer.
Your friend, Elisa
Dear Santa,
I have ben good because I fed my dog. I will work on being good at school. First, I would like a spirit horse set. Next I would like christmas horse set. Thank you Santa.
Your friend, Louie
Dear Santa,
I have been good beause ‘m helping others. i will work on helping my dog.
First, I would like a Play station 4. Next I would like pellet gun ammo. Thank you Santa
Your friend, Cal
Dear Santa,
I have been good because I took care of my dogs. I will work on being good at school. First, I will lik an electric scooter. next, I would like a fortnight switch.
Your friend, Dekklyn
Dear Santa,
I have been good because- took care of my brother. I will work on helping my mom and dad. First, I would like a hat Next I would like a pair of shoes.
Your friend, Tenley

Pi Beta Phi Wed, 25 Dec 2019 12:00:18 +0000

Photo courtesy Carole Howard

Local Pi Beta Phi sorority alumnae gathered at the home of Carole Howard on Dec. 9 for a Christmas potluck luncheon. The event included an angel gift exchange and a concert of Broadway hits and Christmas carols sung by Perry Davis Harper and Amy Harper, stars of Thingamajig Theatre Company musicals at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts. The ladies also donated more than 200 pounds of food and toiletries to the St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church food bank for people in need over the holidays. Holding just a few of those items are, in the front row left to right: Lisa Scott, Melissa McDonald, Joni Rose and Maribeth Hill. In the second row are, left to right: Marilyn Chipps, Carole Howard and Mary Bailly. In the top row are, left to right: Constance Clark, Paula Tennant and Penny Hart.

Preschools spread the holiday spirit at the Senior Center Tue, 24 Dec 2019 12:00:54 +0000

Photos courtesy Seeds of Learning
Scene … celebrating the season with Seeds of Learning and the Pagosa Springs Senior Center. Preschoolers visited the Senior Center last week, spreading cheer with poems and songs of the season.

By Ursala Hudson
Special to The PREVIEW
Pagosa’s youngest performers paid a visit to the Pagosa Springs Senior Center this past week to spread the holiday cheer. The tiny voices of Seeds of Learning preschoolers recited poems and sang songs of the season to delighted and appreciative audiences.
Each of the three classes from Seeds of Learning visited the Senior Center at the Ross Aragon Community Center before lunch was served to the seniors; the Dragonfly classroom visited Tuesday, the 4-year-old Ladybugs on Wednesday and the 5-year-old Butterflies on Friday.
This was the 17th year that the preschoolers have visited the senior center during the holiday season. Each year, the children ride the three blocks from Seeds of Learning Center to the Senior Center on the Mountain Express Transit, which is an annual treat they eagerly anticipate during the weeks preceding.
Dave Krueger — the center’s treasured volunteer and former Pagosa Springs Elementary School music teacher — begins practicing the holiday program songs with the Seeds students several weeks in advance.
This year, the children learned the words and created hand motions to “Snowflake,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” “Frosty the Snowman” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” The older students were delighted to share their hard work with a crowd, while the youngest students surprised their audience with an impromptu unstructured dance to Krueger’s ukulele accompaniment, which was naturally well received.
The classrooms also work to create handmade gifts that each child personally delivers to a new senior center friend to uphold the season of giving and to warm the hearts of the seniors. Gifts range in style from ornaments to abstract miniature canvas art.