Friends of the Arts thanks communityDurango Friends of the Arts’ first Prospecting for the Arts – A Twilight Affair on Sept. 28 was a stupendous success, surpassing all expectations. We couldn’t have done this without the many sponsors, donors and endless energy of all the Durango Friends of the Arts volunteers: Gold sponsor: Alpine Bank; and Silver sponsors: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Durango Motors, Sandy and Mike Bruce.
Donors: The Wells Group, Nissan of Durango, La Plata Electric Association, James Ranch, Star Liquors
Photo Booth: Justin Osborn Realty
Entertainment: Jazz by Jeff Solon and Elle Rio; singer-songwriter Jill Holly, technical assistance by Gary Pennington, classical vocal performer Gemma Kavanagh, accompanied by Linda Mack Berven.
Silent auction donors: Allison Aichele, Alley House Grille (Pagosa Springs), Absolute Bakery and Café (Mancos) Animas Chocolate, Animas Museum, Animas Wine and Spirits (Hermosa), Anna’s Alterations, Antler Lodge and Riverside Restaurant (Creede), Artisano Design Collection, Axiom Cycling/Spinning Classes, Azul Gallery, Backcountry Experience, Lanny Barnes, Elizabeth Bartley, Bauer House (Mancos)/Bobbie Black, Jerry and Sandy Baumann, Bitchin Cookies, Black Velvet Trio, Jan Bowler, Brown’s Shoes, Carol and Niles Bruno, Buckhorn Livery, C’est Bon of Durango, Cantera, Chimayo Stone Fried kitchen, Colorado Outback Adventures, Create Art & Tea, Creede Repertory Theatre, Daisy’s Salon, Dalton Golf Course & Pro Shop, Desert Sun Coffee Roasters, Dr. Brian West DDS, DoubleTree Hotel Edgewater Grill, Durango Dermatology, Durango Roasters/Coffee Co., Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, El Moro Spirits & Tavern, East by Southwest, Elizabeth Shephard Massage/Align, Eureka Dan’s, Flying Fish, Fuzziwigs Candy Factory, General Palmer Hotel, Get Fused, Glacier Club Golf Course, Hillcrest Golf Course, Holiday Inn West, Holt Sheet Metal Custom Fab & Machining, Jill Hood, Hot Tomatoes Café & Catering, Kristi Householder, Jura and Bill Rogers, Ken & Sue’s, Lisa Klise, Kids Rock, Kilgore American Indian Art (Mancos), Cynthia Kring, Annette LeMaire, Lil Pam’s Beauty Salon, Karren Little, Bill Loehr, Lone Spur Café, Pat Lorenzen, M. Moose (Farmington), Jerry McGeorge, Nancy and Derrill Macho, Brenda Macon, Maria’s Bookshop, Mariah Kaminsky Fine Art, Massage by Roz, Debra and Jeff May, May Palace Restaurant, Methodist Thrift Store, Jan Miller, Music in the Mountains, Nature’s Oasis, Old Barrel Tea & Spice, Olive Oil Company, Ore House Restaurant, Mary Orsini, Outback Adventures, Overland Sheepskin & Outfitters, O.W. Saddles/John Owens, P.J.’s Gourmet Market (Hermosa), Palace Restaurant, Papa Murphy’s Take-N-Bake, Dave Pavlok,Personal Chef to George Strait, Paradise Pedi’s, Pet Haus Joanie Petersen, Plein Goods, Howard and Christine Rachlin, (The) Red Snapper, Georgeann Reitz, Riverview Golf Course (Kirkland, New Mexico), Jane and Tom Robinson, Rochester Hotel, Bill and Buff Rogers, Mary Rogers, Salt 360 Float Studio, Santa Fe Hotel (Santa Fe), Santa Fe Symphony (Santa Fe), Second Story Used Books, Skin Solutions by JoAnn/JoAnn Trimberger, Lisa and Loren Skyhorse, Smart Enterprises, Snaggletooth Hot Air Balloon/Rick Schmidt, Snowdown Follies/Karren Little/The Robinsons, Spaaah Shop & Day Spa, Starbucks north Main, Dave Sunderland, Sweaty Buddha Yoga, Thigamajig Theatre (Pagosa Springs), Tippy Canoe, Ulasik, Marc/Rosemary England, Urban Market, Barbara Vaughan, Veryl Goodnight Gallery (Mancos), VIP Nails, Walk-In Chiropractic, Diane Welle, Susan Weirather, Dana Wilson, (The) Wine Shop, Linda Woodbury, Erika Yagunich, Zipline Durango.
This couldn’t have happened without the following volunteers: Event chair, Karren Little, who with great vision and leadership organized, cajoled and encouraged the following Durango Friends of the Arts Miners: Canary Mine Shaft (Entertainment), Superintendent Susie Amman with Judy Fairchild, Sandy Bruce, Susan Weirather. Silver Nugget Mine Shaft (Promotion/invitation- Program design), Superintendent Carol House with Siggy Palmer, Carolyn Plested, Jane Robinson, Tom Robinson, Leslee Shell. Lamplighters Mine Shaft (Decorations), Superintendent Rani Holt with Caroline Todd, Joan Sippy Leela Gill. Ore Bucket Mine Shaft (Venue/Food) Co-superintendents Mary Kay Lambert and Carol Bruno. Gold Digger Mine Shaft (Sponsorship), Superintendent Christine Rachlin with Karren Little, Myriam Palmer. Silver- by- the -Ton (Silent Auction), Superintendent Debra May with Nancy Macho, Nora Montgomery, Annette LeMaire, Joanie Petersen, Georgeann Reitz, Allison Aichele, Jill Hood. Home Sweet Home (Tickets/Reservations)Superintendent Nancy Kimble. Mine Shaft (Program) Superintendent Rani Holt. Mine Shaft (Signage) Co-superintendents Jane and Tom Robinson.
Durango Friends of the Arts
Manna thanks the communityManna would like to thank the community for your continued support in making our Bread for Manna event a success. Thank you to our local merchants, guest, philanthropists, businesses and all who volunteered. We appreciate you all.
We recognize, particularly this year,our businesses have suffered from our summer fire. We are humbled by your generosity. A sincere thank you to our Durango community.
Laura Bohachevsky, Manna Board Of Directors
Veterans Chapter thanks Herald staffThe Disabled American Veterans Chapter 48 of Durango runs a van to the VA Hospital in Albuquerque three days a week to take disabled veterans to their medical appointments. In order to maintain this challenging schedule, we need a lot of drivers. We occasionally need to advertise for new drivers, so around the “Patriotic” holidays like Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Veterans Day, we ask the Herald to run our ad for us.
Invariably, Odette Zenio at the want ads desk is happy to help and runs our ad for a few days. We usually receive 20 or so calls from prospective volunteers and end up with three or four new drivers, and it really helps out.
We would like to thank the Herald and especially Odette for her able assistance. It is greatly appreciated by the entire DAV organization as well as the many disabled veterans who ride the van. So, if you’d like to volunteer to drive, please give me a call at 259-2678.
Durango woman grateful for helpRecently, as I was stepping off of a curb near the library, I somehow flipped into the air and landed on the pavement, primarily injuring my eyebrow area in the process. I was stunned, and also most fortunate that local veterinarian Rick Bayer had witnessed my fall and immediately came to my assistance. He quickly helped me get up, had me hold my jacket to staunch the bleeding on my face, and then helped me to my car and drove me to Durango Urgent Care on Main, where I was soon professionally treated and bandaged. Words are insufficient to properly share my gratitude to Dr. Bayer for his kindness.
Martha Caldwell Diehl
Volunteers made book sale huge successThank you to all 105 of you who worked tirelessly over four days on our recent book sale. This thank you includes those who worked the day before the sale hauling donated books from storage, setting up the sale itself, and unboxing over 350 cartons of books. Thanks to all the cheerful volunteers who worked during the two-day sale as cashiers and genre table organizers making shopping easy for all those filling up their $10 book bags. Boxers and book hauler volunteers worked the day after the sale transporting remaining books back to storage. It truly “takes a village” to make a Friends of the Library book sale happen.
Huge thank yous to the six-member volunteer Book Sale Team who worked a total of 177 hours throughout those four days answering questions, sorting books, helping daily volunteers, identifying and fixing potential problem areas, and making sure the sale worked as a fine-tuned machine. As part of the Friends’ mission, over 400 pounds of books were donated after the sale to teachers and the Senior Center.
The entire book-loving Durango community also deserves our thanks for your ongoing support of the Friends book sales. Your donations make these sales and the Friends’ Book Store possible. Your shopping dollars go straight to the library and its branches, providing programs for all ages, supplementing specific needs beyond budget, and sponsoring special events such as the annual Literary Festival and the popular bookmark contest.