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Gala For Self Help Celebrates 50 Years Of Service

on October 8, 2019 - 8:37am
Self Help Inc. celebrates its 50th anniversary with a West Coast Food and Wine Tour Saturday at Trinity on the Hill Episcapal Church. Self Help is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting those in need in northern New Mexico. Since 1969, Self Help has provided consultation and advocacy, emergency financial assistance and seed money grants to residents of Los Alamos, northern Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and Taos counties. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Self Help Director Maura Taylor, left, with previous director Ellen Morris Bond. Bond guided the organization for nearly two decades before her retirement in 2018. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Dist. 43  Rep. Christine Chandler, right, reads a proclamation from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham declaring Oct. 5 Self Help, Inc. Day in New Mexico. Self Help, Inc. Director Maura Taylor, left, and Board President Rosemary Alme look on. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Vanna Black (aka Andrea Determan) and Elvis Presley (aka Morrie Pongratz urge bidders to go higher during the live auction. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Sheila and Bob Schiferl were among the attendees at Saturday's Celebration. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Kyle Wheeler makes a bid at the silent auction. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Andrea Determan, left, and Judy Crocker turned out to support Self Help Inc. Saturday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Morrie Pongratz, left, gives a thumbs up as Todd Urbatsch looks on. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Volunteers greet attendees with a wine glass commemorating the event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Pig+Fig catered the event. Owner/Executive Chef Laura Crucet serves a wine to accompany two luscious desserts during the 50th Anniversary Celebration. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

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