From left, Cheryl Pongratz of Los Alamos Family Council, Morrie Pongratz of LAHS Key Club, Pinon Teacher Jodi Hughes and Fire Chief Troy Hughes at a previous Dinner Over Diamond event. Courtesy photo
United Way Youth Team News:
Hello! My name is Onnolee EnglertErickson and I am the 2017 chair for the United Way Youth Team. I am so honored to be in this position and to be able to work with the Youth Team in order to produce this year’s events. We have been working very hard to prepare the events this year. The members of the Youth Team are motivated, innovative, and creative and are very enthusistic for everyone to see what they have been working on.
The United Way Youth Team just started up again this September. All of the proceeds from the events we produce go to the Community Action Fund. With the money produced from the events in the past, the Community Action Fund has funded youth programs such as Link Crew at the High School. This program helps integrate freshman into the high school by pairing them with upperclassmen who will mentor the freshman throughout the school year. Please come and support and enjoy our events!
I am going to turn it over to Vince Marciano, the producer of Dinner Over Diamond, our first event!
I’m Vincent Marciano, the producer of the first United Way Youth Team charity event for this year, “Dinner Over Diamond”, which is Sunday, Sept. 17.
It’s quite an honor for me to be able to organize this fund raising event. I’m thrilled to announce that we have Bob’s Bodacious Barbecue as our caterer. We invite everyone to green and gold to kick off this year’s homecoming week. The Fire and Police departments will be there supporting us, and will be showcasing their vehicles.
The recent rains have made our mountains green and plush, the sunset from the overpass will be beautiful, and your dining experience will be unique. “Dinner Over Diamond” will be a wonderful opportunity for the community to commence Homecoming and the Class of 1982 Reunion weekend.
This event is 4-7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 17, on the overpass right outside of Griffith Gymnasium. If the weather is uncooperative, we have a near-by backup location for dinner next to Diamond. Admission for adults is $20 and $10 for students and children. We hope everyone can join us for a Dinner over Diamond!
Vincent Marciano and Onnolee EnglertErickson on behalf of the United Way Youth Team.