During the packed Mora Chamber Commerce’s Winter Fest held in the Mora Elementary Gymnasium Santa Claus appeared with lots of toys for the many children who had been awaiting his arrival. The children were lined up all around the gym waiting for their turn to see Santa and receive a gift. Santa’s helpers, the Sangre de Cristo’s bikers, helped him get the gifts from many people who gave to their Toys for Tots program.
The rest of the gym was filled with interesting things to buy and admire in the handiwork of many people. There were tables with jewelry, crochet, knitting and so forth. Christmas decorations adorned many tables as well as photographs and soap. There was baked goods of many kinds.
It was an enjoyable and profitable day. The members of the Chamber of Commerce are to be thanked for giving the community this opportunity to show and sell their crafts and have an enjoyable day visiting and buying goodies and gifts.
Knights host annual dinner
On Sunday, the Knights of Columbus of Saint Gertrude’s the Great Catholic Church held their annual Christmas Community dinner. They served a delicious meal for all.
The workers who prepare and distribute the commodities each month were honored at the 9 a.m. mass then processed to the community dinner where they were served. The people who work with the commodities gives two days of their time to the people of the community. When the truck comes in with the commodities on Tuesdays the workers help unload and sort the food putting it in boxes or bags for each recipient. Then they are there early on Wednesday mornings to do the paper work and give out the food carry it out to the vehicles for those unable to carry it.
They are there for other needs that daily arise for the people of the community.
Those who have done this work and were honored on Sunday were Edward Aragon, chairman and Lino Pacheco, vice chairman, and more than 37 other volunteers.
The parishioners and the community thank the member of the Knights of Columbus for the wonderful meal and all of the other things they do for the good of the people.
Ruth Fort is a Mora County correspondent. She may be reached at (575) 387-6523 or ruthfortchacon@yahoo. com.