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On June 1, the community produced the annual Senior Appreciation Night. SAN started 29 years ago to provide students a safe alternative to drinking and mountain celebrations. It costs over $13,000 each year, $6,000 for prizes and $7,000 for food and entertainment.
Officially, 154 (out of 280 graduates) went to every event and were eligible for the grand prizes at breakfast. Friends accompanied most graduates so an estimated 300 youth were entertained throughout the night.
Volunteers supervised 12 events, prepared food, organized and assisted in numerous ways. Thanks to all the parents who donated money and/or volunteered at SAN.
A total of 72 businesses and organizations lent monetary support to SAN, and numerous entities helped plan for SAN. Planners include Los Alamos County’s Recreation Department, The Family YMCA, the Youth Activity Center, LAHS administration, LAPD, LA County DWI program, LA Teen Center, Kiwanis Club, and First United Methodist Church who were all key in producing the event. Thank you to every staff member and friend behind the scenes.
Special thanks to event coordinators: Ruby Alexander, Bette Christensen, Ronaele Freestone, Don Casperson, Paul Martinez, David Clark, and Diana Martinez.
Sports and Adventure Program Director
THE FAMILY YMCA