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Cards of Thanks

Game project

Dear Pagosa Springs:

Mid November, when it became well known that, unfortunately, Operation Helping Hand had disbanded, Rotary came up with a “Game Plan.” This entailed providing one board game each to enclose with the Salvation Army’s 300 food boxes. The thinking was that the board games could bring families closer together. The goal was lofty, some felt unattainable. However, by the first of December, the wonderful citizens of Pagosa Springs had donated 280 board games. The games kept coming in and by our Dec. 15 deadline, you had donated almost 600 games. Just amazing! Each family received two or more games.

Heartfelt gratitude is sent to all of you. Thank you to the Pagosa Springs Rotary Club and the volunteers who showed up to wrap the unwrapped games. What a great town we live in!


Jann Pitcher, Joe Donavan, Jane Lomasney, Father Doug Neel

Pine Ridge

Pine Ridge nursing home and its residents would like to extend a big thank you to the following for making their holidays great: Santa (John Graves), Dick Hamilton (retired Santa), Trina and junior high singers, Doris Prior and Heidi Tanner, Peggy Andrews and friends, Pam Novack, Peggy Cotton, Vimmie Ray and Assembly of God kids singing group, Methodist Thrift Store and La Plata Electric employees. Thanks to all the anonymous donations and carolers who came in. Last, but not least, thanks to the volunteers that come year around: Dru Sewell, Carol Schiff and Gizmo, and the Burges family.

Mary Ann Martinez