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Cards of Thanks


Seeds of Learning would like to take this opportunity to personally thank all the people that made the “Pamper Yourself” fund-raiser so spectacular. The entire center was transformed into a beautiful, magical, inviting atmosphere for adults. The Parent Advisory Board, Angie Dach, Aubrie Limebrook, Becky Deitemeyer, Chantal Ralston, Shelly Smith, Amanda Gallegos, Amber Ricker, Amber Landacre, worked very hard and did a fantastic job putting the event together. Food was donated by John Voden’s family, Genevieve Pacheco’s mom, Dana, Sam Jones’ mom, Beth, Gavin Houston’s mom, Cindy and board member Pam Barsanti. It was tasty! Door prizes were donated by Wildflower, Kip’s, the Wildlife Park, Boss Hogg’s and Pagosa Outside.

A great big thank you as well to all the vendors who set up special displays around the center! All the vendors donated money back to Seeds of Learning from their sales from the evening. The vendors were Kendra Bridges with Miche Bags, Jen Schuchart with Cookie Lee Jewelry, Britney Chaisson with Scentsy, Ron and Shelley Smith with Pagosa Coffee Company, manicures by Diane Brown and massages by Chantal Ralston.

Seeds of Learning cannot operate on tuition alone (no school can). The center is so grateful to all the individuals that worked so hard raising money that will help keep tuition costs low. Fund-raising and individual donations are essential to the day-to-day costs that keep the doors open. The Parent Advisory Board plans to have another “Pamper Yourself” fund-raiser this fall. We hope to see you then. It truly does take a village to raise a child (and keep tuition costs low).


A huge thank you to Jennifer Green and the Town Tourism Committee for the excellent Tourism and Business Conference that they presented last week at the Pagosa Lodge. The professional and highly-organized presentation was a credit to all involved. If you missed it, be sure to attend if they do it next year. You won’t be sorry!

Elizabeth Coleman

Chocolate Auction

The Humane Society of Pagosa Springs would like to give a big thank you to all who came out last Wednesday night to support the annual Chocolate Auction held in conjunction with the Chamber April Sundowner.

We would like to thank our auctioneer Larry Ashcraft and his spotters Mike Branch and Carl Smith, and we would especially like to thank all the following people and businesses who donated dessert creations for the auction: Choke Cherry Tree, Cowboy Catering, Pagosa Baking Company, Alley House/Farrago, The Decorating Lady, Boss Hogg’s, Plaza Grille, Pagosa Youth Center, Sweets-N-Such, Maggie Hart, Cafe Colorado, A Chivalrous Shark, Cold Springs Ice and Water, Chef Larry Schwartz, And Justice for All, Higher Grounds, Aspen Moose, Boulder Coffee Cafe, Bonnie Hite, Let Them Eat Cake, Cowboy Catering, Jean Carson and Made In Colorado.

Thank you to all who volunteered their time to help make this event a success — we couldn’t have done it without you: Siri Schuchardt, Robbie Schwartz, Maggie Hart, Jen Graham, Rex Shurtleff, Bev Chester, Kim Collins, Cathy Rose, LaQuita Johnson, Bonnie Hite, JP Rappenecker, Larry Ashcraft, Mike Branch, Carl Smith, Nita Niece, Joan Ward, Jean Carson, Diane Maun and anyone else we may have missed.

Although there were other events going on in town, and the event did not reach its goal, the Chocolate Auction was still able to raise much-needed funds to help support the animal shelter’s dogs and cats. The Humane Society again thanks everyone for their participation in this important event.


I wish to thank all the thoughtful people who sent cards of condolence, emails, phone calls, offers of food and more on the passing of my father Bob Andrews. Specifically, I want to thank my church family at CUMC, my realtor family, and many Pagosa friends. One of the best events of my Dad’s last year of life was when he came to Pagosa and rode in the Pagosa Springs Rotary Fourth of July Parade last summer with all the veterans. He told so many of his experience here and about the strong patriotism in Pagosa Springs. I thank all of you for your kindness, it will always be remembered.

Peggy Andrews


La Plata, Archuleta County Cattlemen’s Association would like to recognize the local businesses and individuals who so generously sponsored or donated to our scholarship fund and banquet: Boot Hill; Goodman’s Department Store; Parts City; Silver Dollar Liquor; Citizens Bank; Rio Grande Savings and Loan; Helen Moore and Ponderosa Lumber.

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