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Cards of Thanks


The Archuleta County Victim Assistance Program would like to graciously thank St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church and their hard working quilters for their continued support. Monies received from their annual Shamrock Quilt Auction has supported many programs of ACVAP, including our youth projects, support groups and emergency housing for victims. Thank you for your wonderful gift.


The Pagosa Springs Rotary Club would like to thank the Bank of Colorado, Citizens Bank, First Southwest Bank, Bank of the San Juans and Granton Bartz for their financial support with our organization’s annual Third Grade Dictionary Give-Away. We also thank the McKeehans, of Old West Press, for their donated services.

This past week, many Rotarians presented a dictionary to every third grade student, taught them how to use their new book and saw the joy and excitement on over 100 little faces. Talk about fun!

As one of Rotary’s many community contributions and holding true to our motto of “Service Above Self,” this event is among the most rewarding projects for us. We once again witnessed how this beautifully illustrated book encourages educational growth through reading.

Pagosa Springs Rotary Club is honored to be able to provide this assistance to our school system along with the partnership of these community-minded businesses.

JoAnn Laird


On behalf of the Pagosa Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Reservoir Hill Star Elves, we would like that thank those who helped to financially replace all the light bulbs that were stolen from the star and the electrical boxes that were vandalized this year on Reservoir Hill. Sincerest thanks goes to Ronny and Jo Carol White, Linda Bunney, Carolyn Church and Donna Gregory.

Steps have been taken to better protect the electrical boxes and to hopefully allay potential future damage. As we drive down Put Hill or stroll downtown in the evening, say thank you to the generous donations and the star volunteers who give us this community landmark shining over our town.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado hosted its holiday party this past Saturday at Centerpoint Church. This seasonal event was so successful due to some very wonderful people in Pagosa. We would like to thank Centerpoint Church for opening their doors to allow us to have our party in their beautiful facility. Thank you, Diane, for all of your help.

Subway Downtown was also generous in their contribution of six one-foot sub sandwiches that made the party. Mountainview Homemakers also donated pumpkin pies and an assortment of soft drinks, tea and cider for our kids. Durango Game Space donated juices and Tina Schroeder made an amazing cupcake Christmas tree. Thank you to all of the great people who put together the food for the party.

Ann Cole, a new mom to the program, was extremely generous, donating all of the materials for the fun activities that we were able to do at the party. We made snow globes, decorated gingerbread cookies and we also painted rocks. Everyone had a fun afternoon thanks to Ann and all of the others who helped set up and clean up for this holiday party.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is very grateful to all who help us to change the life of a child for the better forever.

Justice Ministries

Thank you, Jan and Scott Johnson, for choosing to honor Justice Ministries at the 2011 Festival of Trees! We were so touched by the donation of such a beautifully decorated Christmas tree and your desire to recognize Justice Ministries — your kindness is overwhelming. The tree caught Jerry and Kathy Jackson’s attention and we would like to thank them for placing the winning bid! What a surprise when the Jacksons then donated the Justice Ministries tree to Old Town Market, where it stands on display for our community to see and enjoy! From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you — Jan, Scott, Kathy and Jerry for supporting and blessing Justice Ministries.

Nancy Rea

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