Thank You Letters

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By The Staff

Making pets picture


Friends of the Shelter (FOS) would like to thank everyone who helped make Pet Photos with Santa a success.  

Without the generosity of citizen pet owners, FOS wouldn’t have the funds to assist animals the way we do. We would also like to thank two businesses.  

Cyndi Wells of Pet Pangaea provided the space, Santa and her experience from years past.  Don Taylor of Don Taylor’s Photography let FOS use some of his equipment and helped our photographer get properly set up to take good pictures.

The Los Alamos Monitor published timely articles. FOS is posting the photos on the Don Taylor Web site for participants to view and make prints, cards, etc.  

The funds raised go entirely to assist local animals and owners as well as those in need in the local northern New Mexico area.  

Again, we thank you and your pets for making this a success another year and especially Pet Pangaea, Don Taylor’s Photography and the Los Alamos Monitor.

Friends of the Shelter

Showing love in a time of tragedy

My deepest gratitude goes out to the people of this community and beyond. It is hard to put into words the shock and sadness I felt when Our Father called Logan home, but the absolute outpouring of love, support and prayers from all of you has eased the pain in my heart.

I thank you more than my words can express. Thank you to the first responders and also to the police department. This was a tragic accident. There is no blame and we need to look to our faith for the strength to get through this.

Every single day my mailbox is full of cards that people have mailed or dropped by. Being surrounded by such love has really given me strength and hope. Thanks you for all your meals. You have been feeding a small army and I appreciate having one less thing to worry about.

Thank you so much for setting up the fund at Los Alamos National Bank. You certainly don’t plan for a tragedy like this and I am blown away by all the donations. You are tremendously generous.

Thank you for your outpouring of love and support at the funeral service. It was absolutely amazing that there were more than 800 people packed in that auditorium. I was to apologize for the mix-up at the funeral. There was a reception planned afterwards that unfortunately did not get communicated. I thank you all for coming and I’m sorry I could not convey that to you personally that day.

Thank you to my Mary Kay family and my close friends, you are a blessing to me. Thank you for being my crutch. I love you all.

I want to say how grateful I am to my family. It’s amazing how strong you guys have been to allow me to grieve when I know your loss as well. You jumped in and took over to help me so much and have been the shoulder for me to cry on. I love you. I would have been lost with out you.

Thank you to Rev. Keith Rosenbaum. You are an incredible man of God. The service was amazing. I hung on every moment and loved it. I know Logan did, too.

To my dear friend Tiffany Lovell, wow! You are an angel, an amazing woman and friend.  You have displayed incredible strength and compassion for me in this time of sorrow. You stepped in and filled a tremendous need and did it in a big way. Words cannot express the amount of love and gratitude my family and I feel toward you.

I am truly amazed by how people have shown their love and support to my family and me. I am proud to be a part of this community and proud to call you my friends and call it home.

My heart goes out to the LAMS students who knew Logan and loved him like his family did. Please know that he is watching over us now with the angels and his spirit will always be with us. Let Logan’s happiness, love for the Lord and his love of life be our example. Please call me if you need to talk; I am always here for you.

There will be healing,

Tonya Collins and family

LANB’s        support makes sweet rewards

Three cheers for Los Alamos National Bank. LANB is truly an asset to our community. Each year, LANB generously funds many of the programs offered at Family Strengths Network.

This year they are helping bring you Gingerbread House Building, Special Saturdays, Family Festival and Toddler Tunes. These programs are enjoyed by hundreds of members of our community and FSN could not offer them without the support of LANB. We take our hats off to LANB for its generosity to Family Strengths Network and its commitment to Los Alamos and Northern New Mexico.

With heartfelt thanks,

Susan Mack,                     executive director,

Carie Fanning and              Diane Young,

FSN board of directors

Wine and cheese for a good cause   

The PAC 8 Board of Directors and Staff would like to thank many people in the community for helping us put on a successful fundraiser.

The PAC 8 Holiday Wine and Cheese Fundraiser and Silent Auction were held on Nov. 21 and more than 100 people attended.

The fundraiser was a lot of fun and a big success.

We couldn’t have done it without the help of our sponsors. Thanks to Los Alamos County for the use of Fuller Lodge, a delightful atmosphere to hold the party.

Thanks to DeColores, which served the wine, Aspen Copies for the printing of the posters, tickets and programs, The Reel Deal Theater for showing our ad at the theater and Wholefoods for donating the delicious cheese and breads.  

Los Alamos National Bank was very generous in its support as a table sponsor and also thanks to our other table sponsors - Kelly Myers with REMAX of Los Alamos, Lou Santero State Farm, Los Alamos Properties, James Dinkel, P.C./ Certified Public Accountants, Los Alamos Little Theater and The Reel Deal Theater.

Thanks to Sheila Schiferl who played her beautiful harp music and also to the LAHS teens who showed up to play.

I would also like to thank the public for attending the event and thanks to the generous Los Alamos business community for donating items for the auction.

Jean Gindreau, executive director of PAC 8

Sewing            ties to the community  

Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild would like to thank the community for making our recent quilt show a success. “The Stars of Enchantment” was a wonder and exciting place to be.

I started to prepare a list of people and merchants to thank for helping us, but the list would be pages long and of course I would forget someone.

So, for all those who attend, thank you, for those who helped get the word out, sold tickets and cleared a path to the church, thank you.

Congratulations to Betty Oliphant whose quilt, “Winter Wonderland” won the Viewers Choice Award and to Crystal Dale who won our donation quilt, “Stars of Enchantment.”

Judy Verzino, chairman LAP Quilt Show

Judy Verzino, chairman LAP Quilt Show

Glowing with pride

On behalf of the Los Alamos Arts Council, I would like to thank the community for coming out and supporting the Pumpkin Glow.

 The LAAC would not be able to produce this event without the help of the following people: Deann, Alec and Logan Caspersen, Lori Dauelsberg, Joan Williams, Larry and Lois Dauelsberg, Joe Lloyd, Jeris De Jong, Danny, Issac and Jared Borrego, Carrie Apgar and family, Steve Black and the board of the Los Alamos Arts Council.  

In addition, I would like to thank the following organizations that put together displays for their pumpkins: Cub Scout Pack 20, Boy Scout Troop 71 and House of Boo.  I would like to thank Dave Robbins for loaning us hay for the event. Thank you to Smith’s Food and Drug, which donated pumpkins for the community carving party at Fuller Lodge, LANB for the glowing necklaces at the event and Village Arts for helping to sponsor the event.

Last but not least, thank you to all the individuals, kids and families who held carving parties, carved pumpkins and allowed us to display them for the evening.

These are the people who make the Pumpkin Glow such a unique and special event.  

We hope to see you all next year!

Pat Randall

Pumpkin Glow Chair

Los Alamos Arts Council