Thank you letters

Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 5:32 PM

Know Your Dough raises money in JuneKnow Your Dough, a Durango nonprofit that provides financial literacy programs tailored to the needs of local youths and young adults, would like to thank those who supported its fourth annual guest bartender fundraiser in June: Joanne Hard for the prize donation of a Woodhouse Spa gift certificate; Stan Crapo and Star Liquors for the prize donation of wine; Brian Dear and The Payroll Department for the tip-challenge matching donation; Ken Duncan and Western Wealth Management for the tip-challenge matching donation; Gervais and Associates for its financial donation; The Red Snapper for hosting; and all the community members who attended.

Durango’s community support is outstanding and we are grateful to be able to partner with people to help local youth.

Know Your Dough staff

Boys & Girls Club grateful for career seriesThe Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County extends a special thank you to the Durango Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals of Durango. Through the summer, club teens, including leaders-in-training and junior staff members, participated in a “Great Futures Mash-Up Lunch and Career Exploration” series, which investigated careers possibilities, such as aviation, health care, arts, construction and building.

The series featured YPOD members who donated their time to present their education backgrounds, paths and careers.

A big thanks goes to YPOD president Zeb Smith, as well as presenters, including: Tony Vicari, Kelly Miranda, Laura Wagner, Sarah Shedd, Chris Shnurr and Henry Frederick. Appreciation also goes to Durango-La Plata County Airport and Alpine Lumber Co. for welcoming teens for site visits. Hungry teens appreciated lunch from Bread, Three Peaks Deli, Serious Texas Bar-B-Q, Subway, Fiesta Mexicana and J.Bo Pizza & Rib Co.

The club is committed to guiding youths to graduate from high school with a plan to attend college, enroll in vocational training, enter the military or join the workforce.

The mash-up career series will continue as part of the club’s after-school program.

Vaughn Morris, Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County CEO

San Ignacio Fiesta turns 118 years oldSan Ignacio Fiesta recently celebrated its 118th year, and we thank everyone who joined us and helped make it possible.

Congratulations to: San Ignacio Fiesta queen, Yllana Howe; attendants D’Vondra Garcia and Grace Gonzales; San Ignacio Fiesta king, Jace Carmeneros; and king runner-up, Michael Merritt. We appreciate all your hard work.

Congratulations and thank you to the parade grand prize winner, Connie Manzanares Memorial, and other parade participants – you were awesome!

Thank you to Pinion Liquors and Farmers Fresh Market for donating to the parade and making cash prizes possible. A world of thanks to raffle prize donors: Dixie Melton; Alice Baker; Betty Jo Quintana; Barbara Valdez and the Silva family; Gary and Betty Wiley; Oscar and Gina Cosio; Della Zeller; Dolores Atencio; Rock N Roller skating rink; and Big O Productions.

Thank you also to bingo donors: Mom’s Hidden Closet, Mary O’Hare and Garnet Olguin. Special thanks to: town of Ignacio employees; Ignacio Police Department; Los Pinos Fire Protection District; Southern Ute Tribal Police; Southern Ute Veterans Association color guard; the Carmelitas of St. Peter-St. Rosa Catholic Church; St. Ignatius Carmelitas; Matthew Box; the Sacred Heart choir; Los Pinos Knights of Columbus; Gene and Sheri Gurule; and It’s Jose for providing music. Thank you, also, to parade judges: Magdalena Flores, Cory Richards and Sonja Silva. We truly appreciate everyone who purchased raffle tickets and supported the royalty. Special thanks to all our parishioners and to volunteers: Marie Valdez; Margaret Lucero; Marlene and Antonio Perez; Michelle Merritt; Tom Atencio; Connie Herrera; Balty Quintana; Yolanda Duran; Ray deKay; Phillip, Lilly and Eppie Quintana; Cosio Family; Eppie and Trish Quintana; Sean and Isabel Woytek; Renee Weaver, Jasmine Weaver and the Warren family; and to those who helped set up dinner and clean up afterward.

We apologize if we missed someone. Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year.

San Ignacio Fiesta committee

Friends of the Arts grateful for luncheonThanks to Mary and Bill Husemoller for opening their lovely home for the Durango Friends of the Arts July luncheon. DFA members and their friends enjoyed an abundance of tasty dishes as well as the spectacular view from their spacious patio. An added bonus included Denise Leslie and Devin Scott, who entertained us with songs while playing their ukuleles.

Thanks to Carol Bruno, Mary Kay Lambert and their team of awesome helpers: Kristi Householder, Georgeanne Reitz, Susie Ammann, Loraine Sufficool, Nancy Kimble, Sue Weirather, Bill Lambert and Karren Little.

Durango Friends of the Arts