Mora County Notebook - Closing ceremony held for Little League

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By Ruth Fort

The Mora Little League and tee-ball teams had a great season. After a summer of games with the Dodgers, Cardinals, Rockies and A’s pitted against each other every Tuesday and Wednesday evening, the final games were held and awards were given to the players and those who made it possible. There are two fields  for the Little League and a special field for the tee-ball players so that three games can be played simultaneously.

They ended their season with the closing ceremony. Roughly 100 youth received trophies and recognition. The coaches,sponsors and volunteers were also recognized.

Two teams will be traveling to the All State Tournament in Santa Rosa July 5 through 12.

The coaches for the 10 to 11 year olds are Carlos Mendoza, Michael Aragon and Mandy Ann Casados.

The coaches for the 11 to 12 year olds are, Kenneth Martinez, Manuel Benavidez and Daniel Enriquez.  

It has been a good season and all players and parents thank all of those who made it a good time for all.


A Fun Friday

Last Friday Mora had a day of good times and fun for families.

First of all La Jicarita Rural Telephone Cooperative held its annual Customer Appreciation Day. A large crowd enjoyed the festivities. Folks were served delicious hot dogs and beverages. The live Mariachi music was great and a much appreciated entertainment...  Besides all of that there were many items given to the crowd. There were door prizes presented to the lucky people whose numbers were drawn from the free tickets.

Besides that entertaining event the carnival was in town. It comes every year from different areas where they set up the rides and shows. They work together to take everything down, pack it up and move on to the next town. There was a Ferris wheel, scary rides, Rip Saw, Space Shuttle and easy kiddy rides, games and prizes. Also available were the usual treat that no carnival is without like cotton candy, and then there were games with cute animals for prizes. There was something for everyone to enjoy. It was a joy to see all of the lights and sounds as they came into Mora at night.

The hard working carnival staff takes less than three hours to tear the different things down and pack them on the big trucks.  They have a system and all work together, then they are on the road to make the next stop to bring fun to another town. They travel from place to place all summer.  



Ruth Fort is a Mora County correspondent. She may be reached at 575-387-6523 or ruthfortchacon@yahoo.com.