Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse Seeks Donations For Kitchen Upgrade Project

The Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse is upgrading its kitchen at the Posse Lodge Dec. 7 to Jan 29. Courtesy photo

SHERIFF’S POSSE News:

The Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse is upgrading its kitchen between Dec. 7 and Jan 29 and seeks donations to help purchase NSF rated equipment to replace the current consumer-grade equipment. 

The kitchen upgrade is necessary in order for the organization to continue receiving permits from the New Mexico Environment Department for the monthly Cowboy Breakfasts. The biggest cost of the kitchen upgrade is in replacing old consumer-grade equipment with NSF rated equipment. A hood also needs to be added over the griddles.

Items to be added or replaced include:

  • Full size refrigerator;
  • Refrigerator/freezer combo;
  • Small chest freezer;
  • Bacon griddle;
  • 3-position steam table;
  • On-demand hot water heater; and
  • Larger 3-compartment sink.

The Posse Lodge has set up a Go Fund Me page at www.gofundme.com/dk955hxw. Donations in town can be made at Los Alamos National Bankto the Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse Capital Improvement fund.

About the Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse:

The Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse is a 501c3  organization dedicated to preserving the Posse Lodge (built in 1958) and helping other local non-profits through the proceeds of the monthly Cowboy Breakfasts. Six of the breakfasts pay the Lodge bills and maintenance but 100 percent of the proceeds from the other six are given to specific local non-profit groups. 

The groups participate in the success of their breakfasts, doing much of the advertising and providing the bulk of the volunteer crew that cooks, serves and cleans. An average of 300 people attend each breakfast and non-profits generally receive an average of about $1,500 from their breakfast. 

The Posse also rents the Lodge out for public and private events throughout the year. Many people take advantage of the availability of the rustic and historic building for parties, meetings, dances and weddings. Multiple generations of locals have memories of these kind of events at the Lodge.

The Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse is a homegrown volunteer group with no ties to any other national organizations. The Lodge is kept open because the organization feels that it is important to perserve and to use for the benefit of other charities.

For more information, visit www.lasheriffsposse.com.

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