Scenes From 2015 ‘Taste The Sky’ Dinner

From left, Violet Starr, Jeremy Varela, Onnolee Englert Erickson, Claire Ticknor, Ruby Selvage and Tristen Roach serving dinner on the tarmac during the 2015 ‘Taste the Sky’ fundraising event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

United Way Campaign Chair Troy Hughes and his wife Jodi Hughes with UWNNM Youth Team Co-chairs Ally Edelmann and Emily Hopkins. Photo by Morrie Pongratz

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report:

United Way of Northern New Mexico Youth Team Co-chairs Ally Edelmann and Emily Hopkins and event producer Akane Dunn led the team in hosting the annual “Taste the Sky” fundraiser dinner Sunday, Sept. 27 on the tarmac at Los Alamos County Airport.

Proceeds from the event go to local youth programs such as Link Crew at the high school, a peer-to-peer mentoring program that helps to create a sense of community and fellowship between the upper and lower classes, and a Youth Resource Advocate at the middle school.

The Youth Team’s next event is “High Tea on the Hill” Oct. 18, followed by Hamburger Night Oct. 26.

For more details about the United Way Youth Team and their events, visit www.UnitedWayNNM.org/YouthTeam.

UWNNM Youth Team Co-chairs Ally Edelmann and Emily Hopkins, event producer Akane Dunn and Brooklynn Martinez, 5. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Airport Manager David Ploeger with UWNNM Executive Director Kristy Ortega. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Members of the Civil Air Patrol take a break on the tarmac. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Community members gather for dinner at the Sept. 27 ‘Taste the Sky’ fundraiser hosted by the UWNNM Youth Team. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Chamber Manager Nancy Partridge and her mother check out the planes during the annual event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Kim Selvage and Steve Whittmore support the fundraiser. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Classic Air Medical piloted by Geoff Rodgers at the fundraiser. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

UWNNM Youth Team. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

UWNNM Marketing Coordinator Jeremy Varela and the UWNNM Youth Team gather on the tarmac for a mass selfie. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The team waves goodbye to Classic Air Medical. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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