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Little Black Dress Affair already a success

By Dee McPeek
Special to The PREVIEW

cover-Little-Black-Dress-Preview-Cover-PhotoThe Little Black Dress Affair is days away, on Oct. 5, and tickets are sold out.

The decorations are assembled, the wine has been purchased and the fun is about to start. Ladies across Pagosa have decided on the perfect little black dress and special accessories to wear.

The doors to the Ross Aragon Community Center will open at 5 p.m. and, ladies, come prepared to shop!

The “All That Glitters” silent auction will have many wonderful and unique items  to bid on. Everything from a bottle of micro-distilled Breckenridge Bourbon Whiskey, rated one of the top three bourbons in the world, to a romantic overnight package and couples massage at the Springs Resort and Spa valued at $700. Maybe you will be enthralled with the adorable purple three-speed ladies Electra Custom Cruiser bicycle from The Hub, valued at $430. Want to do something special with the family? How about being the winning bidder on four “Park Hopper” tickets for Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure Park valued at $548?

The “chairity” auction will delight you with items like a beautiful handmade chair by Todd Condon and a high chair filled with fun things for your favorite toddler.

After spending months preparing for this event, we have  taken a few moments to reflect on the real purpose behind the fashion and fun. Over 80 percent of the children who are educated every day at Seeds of Learning are considered “at risk” and are from low-income families. At this event, we will launch a new program called Nurture A Child. As a guest, you will  be able to give the gift of a brighter future to one child for one day. A $25 donation to support one child for one day will pay to nurture “your” child’s love of learning by helping pay for degreed teachers, an individualized learning plan and tools like Dinosaur School curriculum proven to create successful adults. It will pay to nurture healthy eating in “your” child by providing breakfast, snacks and a hot lunch as well as fresh fruit and vegetables from the garden he helped grow. It will nurture “your” child’s creativity and growth with creative art supplies and consumables like wipes and Kleenex to keep her healthy and happy.

We are looking forward to an elegant evening, full of beautiful women who understand the value of educating our most vulnerable citizens in this marvelous community that we call Pagosa Springs.

Thank you for attending.

Let the party begin!

This story was posted on October 3, 2013.