The Placitas Chamber of Commerce organized the Fourth Annual Placitas Appreciation Day last month. Lots of local folk came out to enjoy the fun and the free hamburgers and hotdogs served by The Merc. As in Placitas style, there were almost as many participants involved in the event as there were visitors to it. The fire department was there teaching fire, safety, Watermelon Mountain Ranch had a good day adopting out pets, and live music was played by the LadyFingers, the Placitas Mountain Band (pictured above) and a rockin’, 3-piece, Placitas teenage band called Crash. The Placitas library group, the Optimists de Sandoval, Messuri & Stites Financial Services were all there among the local businesses and others. McCole’s Pub sold $2 draft beer and La Bonne Vie had hourly raffle give aways to benefit WMR. Reid Langerman of Rainbow Valley Llamas gave cart rides with his best llama team.
Participants and volunteers sought for summer reading, arts program
—Snow Moore Watson
Placitas Pre-Kindergarten Program
Did you enjoy show-and-tell as a child? Do you love to read? Do you have a special talent to share with the children of our community? Beginning on June 4, the Placitas Community Library is hosting a Recreational Summer Reading and Arts Enrichment Program for children ages three to seven on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
We are looking for book-lovers and storytellers who are interested in reading out loud original, classic, and new children’s books in a small group setting. We also need people who know about poetry, comedy, or word games, and others with special talents in the graphic, visual, musical, and performing arts. All age-appropriate presentations are welcome and will be considered. Grandparents and seniors are especially encouraged to volunteer.
Thanks to the ongoing generous donations by local businesses, spearheaded by the Placitas Chamber of Commerce, the this children’s program will be free. The project has been adopted by the Optimist Club de Sandoval and will have an Optimist member present every Friday.
If you would like to help enrich the lives of children of our community or present your ideas, please contact Anna Rutin, 771-3082. For information about the Optimist Club de Sandoval, contact Suzann Owings, 867-0567, and for information about the Placitas Chamber of Commerce, call 867-3011 or visit www.PlacitasChamber.com. The Placitas Community Library is at Highway 165 and Tierra Madre Road in Placitas. Please pack a snack and beverage for your child.