Thanks for successful fundraising eventThe Durango Demons varsity, junior varsity and C teams took a stand for children at the third-annual Strikeout Childhood Cancer event in April at the ball field. Players wore special “Strikeout Gold” jerseys to raise awareness.
Thank you to our gold sponsors: Dr. Pakhi at Pediatric Associates, Williams Gas, Debra Parmenter and Terry Bacon, Demon players, coaches, parents, fans, students, the Fruita Wildcats, local Durango businesses and our mighty childhood cancer fighters, Dominik and Jaden. Together, we crushed the previous record and raised $6,430 for The Truth 365, an organization committed to childhood cancer research. Thank you for “going Gold” and for the support of childhood-cancer research.
Mary Nickels, and Riley and Tom Aiello
Barn dance thankful for eventOn behalf of the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering, I would like to thank River Bend Ranch and its manager, Dave Harwood, for the beautiful venue he provided for our third annual fundraiser June 4. Tim Sullivan and his band were phenomenal and kept everyone dancing throughout the evening. Thank you Lindy Simmons for the great cowboy poetry. Thank you Wells Group for the tents, and Lone Spur Café for the tasty BBQ. Thank you to our Golden Spur sponsors: Kathy Gates, Evelyn and Bruce Gaylor, Karren Little, and Robert and Lisa Ferrell; Lone Star Sponsors: Carol and Niles Bruno, Julie and Richard Houston, Christine and Howard Rachlin, Lindy and Eldon Simmons, Mary Kay and Bill Lambert, Sam and Tanna Noble, Fritz and Barbara Barton, Sherry and Dick Colquitt, Paulla and Bob Probeck, Barb and Gregg Martin, and Bill and Mary Kay Steadman. Our Silent Auction would not have been a success without the help of Anne McDow, Laurie Van Ingen, and the donations from these local businesses and residents: Basin Co-op, Boot Barn, Cowgirl Trading Co., Dietz Market, Durango Olive Oil Co., Durango Rose Gifts, Farmers Supply, Four Leaves Winery, Howard Rachlin Photography, Ooh’s and Aah’s, River Traders Saddlery, Rocky Mountain Chocolate, Rolling Stone Studio, Tractor Supply, Wildshots, Ed and Patti Zink, Laurie Van Ingen, Sam Noble, Scott Perez and Veryl Goodnight.
Pam Jacobs, Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering barn dance coordinator
The wolves howl in gratitudeWe appreciate Three Springs for their generosity and kindness and for allowing Wolfwood Refuge to visit. It was our first large educational event in Durango, and our hearts were touched with community support and generosity. We made many new friends. The owners and staff at Three Springs worked hard to accommodate the wolves, volunteers and attendees, and the wolves would love to visit again next year.