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Bowl For Kids Sake 2012 was an exciting and successful - event for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado. It was held on March 24 at Rolling Thunder Lanes in Ignacio. We exceeded our goal in Archuleta County, and we could not have done that without the help of the amazing citizens of Pagosa. We are very fortunate to have such wonderful support for the children of this community; thank you for all of your help. We had 19 bowling teams and all together brought in more than $12,000. We are always looking for mentors, as we have eight children waiting to be matched. If you are interested in positively impacting the life of a child, please call Maggie at 398-0007 or

Book Fair

Thank you to all of the students, teachers, parents, relatives and friends who shopped at the Book Fair and for all the excitement about the event. The Spring Book Fair, “Book Fair Luau-It’s a Reading Celebration!,” held at Pagosa Springs Elementary School in March, was an outstanding success! Gross sales were over $7,400 that will translate into approximately $1,700 of profit. Additionally, the school library received $830 worth of new books.

It would be impossible to put on this two-week event without all of our willing and able volunteers. Huge gratitude goes to 19 individuals who decorated, unpacked and packed boxes, sorted books, staffed the cash register: Mary Bailly, Kendra Bridges, Stacey Castro, Marilyn Chipps, Constance Clark, Ronnie Doctor, Lauri Heraty, Carole Howard, June Landgraf, Aubrie Limebrook, Drew Mackey, Debbie Mackey, Sanya Peterson, Tyson Ross, Kristen Roth, Tina Schroeder, Lisa Scott, Liz Starks and Keely Whittington.

As always, we’d like to thank the school custodians, Jim Sellers and Jack Constant, and cafeteria manager Colleen Littleton for their assistance outside of their regular duties. Pagosa Kiwanis Club members provided extraordinary dinner service and kitchen assistance during the family night event. Thanks to everyone for making this school event so successful!


Lisa Scott, parent chairman

Debbie Mackey, school media specialist


On behalf of the members of the Pagosa Springs Symphonic Band (the Community Band) we wish to thank the standing-room-only crowd for attending our offering of Band-O-Rama on March 24. A special thank you to the members of the middle school band, the high school concert band, the high school jazz band, the high school choir, the Community Choir, and members of the Mullins Nickerson American Legion Post 108 who served as the Color Guard. Being a part of this concert with you was an honor! Also a special thank you to The Pagosa Springs SUN for providing such wonderful publicity, the school administration and support staff, the Music Boosters and the stage crew. The contributions of our many friends with program graphics, printing, tickets, copying, photography, flag and equipment, also truly helped elevate the quality of the Band-O-Rama to a much higher level. We hope that everyone enjoyed participating in and viewing this event as much as we enjoyed bringing Band-O-Rama to you. It appears that nearly $1,500 was raised to help support our school band program. Thanks again to the many who assisted in so many ways.


Larry Baisdon, Bill Gottschalk (co-directors) Tim Bristow, Karen Mesikapp and Bob Nordman (band advisory committee members)

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