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By Special to the Monitor



We want to thank all those friends who came to George’s retirement celebration at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church.

It was a wonderful turn out and it gave us an incomparable memory to treasure. You have been most generous in your outpouring of cards, gifts and comments to George, and we are most grateful.

This is a community we love and the people here are indeed a blessing in our lives.

Thank you, each one.


Joann and George Anderson

Celebrating 20 years

The Aquatic Center Advisory Subcommittee wishes to thank everyone who contributed to the fundraising events held in conjunction with the recent 20th anniversary party.

We are working to add a children’s/leisure pool at the Aquatic Center. Myrna Landt donated a lovely quilt. Gary Warren and Village Arts donated a beautiful, framed photograph. Oresti’s Restaurant donated a gift certificate. Denise McCoy donated a special fleece blanket. There was also a 10-punch children’s pass for the Aquatic Center. We thank everyone who participated in this very successful fundraising event, whether a recipient of one of these items or not.

We were glad to see so many people at the special events on April 26, which was a day of many activities throughout the community. Those who came also enjoyed homemade cake, complete with the Walkup Whale logo, made and contributed by Debbie Baker.

The addition of a children’s/leisure pool at the Aquatic Center will provide warmer, shallower water for children’s lessons and recreation, and also a section for adults who wish to swim in warm water. We are making progress in the project and appreciate the support from so many people.

Sincerely yours,

Fredrica E. Smith

For the Aquatic Center Advisory Subcommittee

Honoring staff at dinner

I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all the merchants who supported the educational staff of Chamisa Elementary School at their staff dinner. Zia Credit Union, Los Alamos School Credit Union, Los Alamos National Bank, Don Taylor Photography, Dr. Gartz, Smile Factory/Alpine Lazer, Los Alamos Orthodontics, Central Avenue Grill, Ruby K’s Bagel Caf, The Coffee Booth, The Spa at the Hilltop, Animal Clinic of Los Alamos, Brownell’s Hallmark, CeCe’s Gardens, Bella Cosa Flowers, Cookn’ In Style, Metzger’s in White Rock, Curves, Finishing Touch, Village Arts, Kathy Steck’s Farmers Insurance, Sue Hofmann’s State Farm Insurance; Herman’s Automotive, Itty Bitty Scrapbooking, Otowi Station Bookstore, Rio Grand Travel, Dugan Travel, Chamisa PTO, and past parents Annette Baumgartner and Mary McInerny. Also, thanks to Deepa Pawar, Ha Hill and Toni Keith for making desserts.

I would also like to thank the business in Santa Fe and Ojo Caliente. The Bull Ring, Tomasita’s, Hotel Santa Fe, Great Clips at DeVargas Mall and Ojo Caliente Spa.

I know you are asked often for donations to other causes, so I wanted to let you know how much the Chamisa staff appreciated your donations. You are all awesome, fantastic and wonderful.

Kristine Sandford

secretary, Chamisa Elementary