Appreciation Dinner Honors Local Firefighters And Police

Barranca Mesa Elementary teacher Cynthia Kuenzel serves Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone, his wife Robyn and children Emily and Nick during Saturday’s annual Appreciation Dinner. More than 130 police officers, firefighters and their families were served. The First United Methodist Church and Bethlehem Lutheran Evangelical Church annually host an appreciation dinner during the Christmas Season. Because so many firefighters and police were working Saturday night, a special appreciation breakfast will be held Dec. 29 for personnel who missed the dinner. Photo by Gene Schmidt

Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes and his wife Jody Hughes enjoy dinner with Will and Christine Nackers and children Grace and Grady. Kim Granzow serves the prime rib and salmon dinner. Photo by Gene Schmidt

Betty Myers offers Cpl. Eric Whilhoite his choice of dinners. Photo by Gene Schmidt

Kelsey, Camille, Valerie, Judy and Kathleen are the kitchen serving crew at Saturday’s Appreciation Dinner for Los Alamos police and firefighters and their families. Photo by Gene Schmidt

Dale and Terry Hahn slice a ‘Thank You’ cake for firefighters and police officers and their families. Photo by Gene Schmidt  

Amy, Grafton and Dana Urbatsch serve cake to LAPS Resource Officer Jordan Redmond, wife Blair and son Severus at the appreciation dinner. Photo by Gene Schmidt

CJ Buckner, Marilyn Stevens, Wendy Schmidt, Frances Knudson, Judy Miller and Thelma Hahn bag cookies for Los Alamos  firefighters and police and their families. Photo by Gene Schmidt

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