News & Some Pics from 12/9

NOTE FROM HOPE: Looks like we are getting filled up with RSVP’s really quickly these days. The 12/9 party was booked in 4 days after the invitation went out. So keep your eyes peeled and if you’re not on the newsletter list, go here right away to sign up. (Notice of the 1/20/2019 event at Elaine and Art Kaiser’s home should be coming out soon.) I understand that some of you didn’t hear back from me after you RSVP’d and I’m creating fail safes for that. Sorry!

Nicky and Debbie

Another fun Savor Eldorado happened on 12/9. Nicky and Ian Lambden were superb hosts who prepped their home beautifully for the 40-odd guests that showed up, helped by their generous guests from Las Cruces, Debbie and Mike. Thank you to all who attended, bought raffle tickets and offered up delicious food, libations and fun!

Dreams of Turtle Island cp
Dawn Dark Mountain Artwork

Dawn Dark Mountain did a beautiful job displaying and sharing her artwork. If you loved her work, as I did, please contact her via her Facebook Page or her website and buy some of her pieces. They are perfect holiday gifts!

kirk and sandra
Kirk Kadish and Sandra McKnight

Sandra McKnight sang her heart out with excellent piano accompaniment by Kirk Kadish who enjoyed Nicky and Ian’s Baldwin baby grand.

Thanks to the many of you helped out that day, including Cymantha Higgins who showed up early to volunteer. Mari Clements also helped out, and, apparently for her efforts, won the $100 raffle! Speaking of volunteers, we need a chair-master. A very kind Anita Shultz has been housing our four boxes of 4 folding chairs each in her garage. I’ve been picking them up and dropping them off. Is there anyone out there with space for the chairs and interest in delivering and picking them up? Call Hope at 505-920-2256 or use the contact form. Thank you!

Kay Castelle and Gary Stoller were again our trusty raffle-masters, taking in more than enough to pay the musicians. We’re $68 in the black! I’m thrilled to announce that Kay and Gary have offered to be the treasurers for Savor Eldorado. We are making plans to save enough money to follow in the footsteps of the Eldorado Arts and Crafts Association and start giving away excess cash donations locally to:

  • El Dorado Fire & Rescue
  • Vista Grande Public Library
  • Ken & Patty Adams Senior Center
  • Santa Fe Search & Rescue
  • El Dorado school Art Department


The below pics were taken mostly by Kay Castelle and Jan Burke. Thank you!

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