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Holiday Light Parade Dec. 3 NAVAJO NATION MARCHING BAND FEATURED By Donald Jaramillo Beacon Managing Editor

CIBOLA COUNTY – The annual Holiday Light Parade is set. This year’s theme is “Honoring our past and celebrating our future.” The theme ties into New Mexico’s centennial celebration in 2012. The parade is set to begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. Featured this year is the Navajo Nation Marching Band. Also new this year, the Grants Community Pantry will benefit from the event. MainStreet members are encouraging residents and business to contribute to the pantry, “In dollars,” said Bob Clark, interim manager of MainStreet. “They have and are receiving plenty of food. They

need money to operate.” During this year’s holiday festivities, MainStreet is making an extra effort in encouraging the community to help the pantry in dollars and food items. “This something new,” added Clark. “We feel it is necessary as the pantry assists residents to the tune of 1,200 households per week.” The light parade kicks off the holiday season in Cibola County, said Dolores Vallejos, president of MainStreet. “We will have floats, marching bands, the lighting of Grants’ giant official tree and of course, Mr. and Mrs. Claus.” The parade will begin at Nimitz and Santa Fe Avenue and

will end at Fire and Ice Park. “Photo opportunities will be available in the park with the Clauses and each child will be given a gift,” said John Martinez, coordinator of the event. “The event has grown significantly, generating great excitement for children of all ages marking the beginning of one of the happiest and most festive times of the year.” Also, at Fire and Ice Park will be holiday caroling, cookies and hot chocolate for residents. There is no charge to enter the parade. Call 285-3573 for more information. You can also email MainStreet at grantsmainstreet@qwest.net.

Band showcases musical talent Band members come from all four directions, hailing from Montezuma Creek, Utah, Farmington, Rio Rancho and Albuquerque, and Phoenix and Flagstaff, Ariz.,

rector said, “We are officially recognized by the Navajo Nation Council as the official Navajo NaCIBOLA COUNTY – There is tion Band.” an old saying, “everyone loves a Jackson said several of the band parade,” and this year’s Holiday members come from sevLights Parade is no exception. However, if you The marching band has traversed eral colleges and universities. “The band is planning would like to hear the the country from coast-to-coast on bringing between 30 to bold marching musical garnering numerous awards, 50 musicians.” repertoire of John Phillip The band will perform a Sousa with a Navajo twist honors and prizes. selection of five to six variyou’re in for a treat. and from the interior of the ations of Christmas music and as The Navajo Nation Marching Navajo Nation. Band members’ well as the traditional march Band will be part of this year’s ages range from 16 to 70 years repertoire of John Phillip Sousa holiday parade. This will be the old. first time the band has particiDarwyn Jackson, the band diSee PARADE, Page 5 pated in the parade.

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PARADE and Henry Fillmore. Jackson considers the musicianship of all the band members at a high collegiate level. “Once they attain the command of the traditional march musical repertoire they are selected as outstanding musicians.” According to Lorraine Tabaha, band members participating in the parade are doing so for their “love of music and their willingness to serve as Ambassadors of the Great Navajo Nation.” The band has an established rich history formed in 1925 by former students attending Federal Indian Boarding schools. During World War II, about 14 Navajo musicians kept the band going and turned out to welcome Navajo Veterans home after the war. Under the direction of Charles Addington, the band developed a reputation as one of “The Best Indian Bands in America.” Addington retired in 1960. In 1965, at the New York World’s Fair, the tribal musicians serenaded the then-Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, who invited the band to visit Russia. After Addington’s retirement, Dr. Birley Gardener, who performed under John Phillip Sousa and the United States Navy Band, led the band for almost a decade. Jackson said Gardener recruited local Navajo musicians from the universities and colleges in Arizona and New Mexico. He and the band traveled from state to state showcasing the Navajo Nation Band parade performances. Gardener promoted and designed the colorful Navajo style uniform and recruited additional members. He developed their musical talents and the repertoire of marches and concert music. The marching band has traversed the country from coast-to-coast garnering numerous awards, honors and prizes. The Navajo Nation’s musical ambassadors have marched in three U.S. Presidential Parades and state fair parades in Arizona and New Mexico and the Sun Bowl Fiesta Bowl Parades. One of the most notably appearance was being the third Official in the 1975 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. Jackson said the band went on behalf of the Navajo Code Talkers who were being recognized at that time. HOLIDAY EVENT GUIDE

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Community Outreach Center needs donations The Community Outreach Center, 907 W. Santa Fe Ave., Grants, is seeking donations of canned vegetables, fruits and soups in addition to plastic eating utensils and paper plates. The facility is also accepting donations of winter clothing for men, women and children. Jackets, coats, hats, scarves, gloves, mittens and blankets are needed to help those in need. Call the center at 285-4070 from noon to 1 p.m., Monday through Saturday, or Carolyn Pope at 240-0930 for more information.

Grants’ Good Samaritan hosts food drive The Grants’ Good Samaritan is collecting non-perishable food items for the Community Outreach Center’s Thanksgiving Day dinner, which is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 19. Items can be dropped off at Good Sam’s lobby Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The facility is located at 840 Lobo Canyon Rd. in Grants. Good Sams will continue to accept donations through December, according to the organizer. Call 287-8868 for more information.

Grants’ Community Pantry pledge drive Grants’ Community Pantry, located at 222 E. Stephens St., is continuing its financial pledge campaign. The facility serves more than 1,200 households in Cibola County. Donations can be made on a monthly basis or as one-time gifts. Make checks payable to Grants’ Community Pantry. Call 287-5090 for more information.

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Toys for Tots fundraiser On Sunday, Nov. 20, the Marine Corps Reserve is sponsoring a poker run to benefit the Toys for Tots program. Riders will gather at 11 a.m. and the event begins at noon at the Elk’s Lodge, 805 Charles St. in Grants. Entry fees include a donation of one new toy plus $10 or a $20 donation. All vehicle types are welcome. Call 287-0771, 2879201 or 287-3885 for more information.

Elementary schools’ fundraiser The Continental Divide Electric Cooperative is seeking donations to provide 120 students with new winter coats. Three children from each of the CDEC service area’s elementary schools will receive coats. Customers can support the “Secret Santa” program by adding a donation to their monthly billing payment. The “Secret Santa” gift is part of the “Coats for Kids” program. Call 285-6656, or visit www.CDEC.coop, for more information. HOLIDAY EVENT GUIDE

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Christmas all year long in the Zuni Mountains By Donald Jaramillo Beacon Managing Editor

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Pat Stumpf looks through the glass of one of her four cases filled with nativity scenes at her home on Oso Ridge.

magine, Christmas all year long. Not speaking of gifts, nor shopping nor Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. Christmas all year means nativity scenes, crosses with and without Jesus, and Last Supper art. That is the Stumpf home in the Zuni Mountains. There are more than 400 nativity scenes and nearly 50 Last Supper items of art and multiple crosses inside of the Stumpf 800 square feet cabin. It is tight, to say the least. Nonetheless, it is Christmas every day, all year long. “From beginning to end,� said Fred Stumpf. “From the birth of Jesus to his death.� Continued on Page 10

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Pat points to a nativity scene from Kenya. The Stumpfs have more than 400 nativity scenes in their 800 square feet cabin.

Fred and his wife, Pat, moved to Cibola County seven years ago from Louisiana. “It was here or Kentucky,” said Pat. “We saw this place and I knew it was what Fred always wanted.” The retired ministers live on a beautiful 70-acre piece of property at Oso Ridge. The cabin on the property was built by former Grants High School teacher Robert Schaffer. Their closest neighbor is three miles away. “There is one way in and one way out,” said Fred, “perfect for me.” Now the property is a Christmas item haven. “What’s funny is we both hate to shop,” Pat explained. “We’ve purchased most items and some were given to us. Most were handmade and that’s what makes them so special. You can’t find any of these items at Wal-Mart or Target. They are unique.” The nativity scenes range from very Continued on Page 11

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small to big ones, cultural and traditional and they come from many countries including Mexico, Valenzuela, Guatemala, Ecuador, Peru, Russia, China and Norway, to name a few. Pat is the collector, the couple admitted. However, Fred supports her passion. “We have no room,” Pat said of their small cabin. “I told Fred ‘no’ when we started collecting crosses not very long ago. But then we see one we like, find another, and someone gives another to us. Now we have a wall full.” The crosses hang in front of their bed, watching over the couple. Pat started collecting nativity scenes while she was in pastoral training. Her favorite nativity scene was purchased at a Cracker Barrel restaurant of all places. “It is the only one I can find that Joseph appears to be older in age,” said Pat. “You can see the aging in his face and BEACON / JARAMILLO

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hair. It is unique.” Pat pointed out another unique nativity scene. The characters in this particular one are African American. “They come in many different ways,” Pat emphasized. “And most of them come with a story.” On top of their many shelves filled with nativity scenes is one made of corn husks. It looks New Mexican, however, a friend of theirs in Louisiana made it for them. It took Pat two weeks to pack all the nativity scenes and Last Supper art as they prepared to moved to New Mexico. Pat is a retired Presbyterian minister and Fred is an Eastern Orthodox priest. “God rules over our lives,” said Fred. “We are doing what God wants us to do.” Pat is director of Youth Vision’s, a non-profit umbrella organization of Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children, Safehouse and Come Visit With Me. Fred is director of CASA. The couple starts everyday with one-half hour of devotional time, “Reading and prayer,” explained Fred. “A good way to start each day.” So, what do the Stumpfs do for Christmas? “We simply add a two-foot tree in the small living room on a little table and have a special dinner,” said Pat. “Should we do anything else?” asked Fred. Lastly, the couple also collects angels. But not just any angel. “It has to be unique, handmade . . . something special,” said Pat. There are nearly 25 angels in their home, including themselves. Many residents - including the children they have served in the past four years while volunteering for Youth Visions and CASA - know the Stumpfs have been a blessing to Cibola County since their arrival. So at the end of the day, you are correct, Fred. You and Pat do belong. Feliz Navidad to Fred and Pat. Considering the Stumpf home is deep in the Zuni Mountains and space in their home is limited, it is not available for public display. However, besides the photos published with this article on print, there is a photo gallery available online at cibolabeacon.com.

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Run for holidays . . . Toys for Tots poker run On Sunday, Nov. 20, the Marine Corps Reserve is sponsoring a poker run to benefit the Toys for Tots program. Riders will gather at 11 a.m. and the event begins at noon at the Elk’s Lodge, 805 Charles St. in Grants. All vehicle types are welcome. Entry fees include a donation of one new toy plus $10 or a $20 donation. Call 287-0771, 287-9201 or 287-3885 for more information.

Turkey Trot Run On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, the Grants’ Recreation Department is hosting its annual Turkey Trot Run. Walkers begin at 8:45 a.m. and runners at 9 a.m. The event starts at Future Foundations’ Family Center, 551 Washington Ave., Grants. Entry fee is $15. Call 285-3542 for more information.

December Fun Run On Saturday, Dec. 17, the Grants’ Recreation Department is hosting its annual Raymond Chavez Memorial Run. Walkers begin at 8 a.m. and runners at 8:15 a.m. The event starts at Future Foundations’ Family Center, 551 Washington Ave., Grants. Entry fee is $15. Call 285-3542 for more information.

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any families start making holiday preparations right after Halloween. “You can’t have Christmas without ‘tamales,’� according to Johnny of Johnny’s Kitchen. The owner of the area restaurant and bakery pointed out that the dish is an important part of many family traditions. “I’ve been making them for more than 50 years just the way my mother taught me,� he said, “and she was taught by her mother. It’s something that gets passed on from generation to generation.� Johnny explained that he started taking requests for the holidays earlier this month. “I’ve been making them for customers’ special orders for the Continued on Page 17

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past four years and each year I get more people asking for my tamales,� he said. The experienced chef makes large batches of seasonal favorite and noted that it’s an all-day project to make 25-50 dozen. Johnny starts by boiling the meat in large kettles. In separate pans he cooks the red chili pods. The meat is shredded after it cools and then is added to the chili along with his “secret� ingredients. Then he makes the “masa,� which is a thick corn-based dough. After the masa is cooked, he uses a spoon to spread it onto each individual “ojo,� the prepared cornhusks. The meat and chili filling are spooned onto the masa and then the ojo leaves carefully wrapped to enclose the tamale.

The filled ojos are placed in a large kettle with a special tray that sits in several inches of water. Once the cooking begins, the tray allows the steam to fully cook each tamale. “It takes about two hours for smaller batches and closer to three for the big batches,� explained Johnny. “The more tamales that are on a tray, the longer the batch takes to steam.� There are 12 dozen in a large batch, according to Johnny, and five dozen in the smaller batches. Each order is placed in freezer bags so that people can take the tamales home to be stored until the holidays. He buys all the ingredients from an Albuquerque supplier, including the sun-dried chili. Customers can order pork, beef or chicken fillings. Johnny prefers to use pork

butt, beef top round and chicken leg quarters, which he buys at Sam’s Club. He is accepting orders for Thanksgiving and will be taking requests for Christmas beginning on Dec. 10. “I usually sell several hundred dozen during the holidays,� said the cook. “I made 30 dozen earlier this week.� Quality is what Johnny values. “I taste one out of each batch,� he explained. “One time I burnt a batch and had to throw away every one of them. If you let the water get too low, then they will burn and it makes them taste ‘smokey’.� Tamales are a cultural tradition but people eat them year-round, according to Johnny whose restaurant is located on High Street in Grants.

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More on tamales . . . The “tamale� is a traditional Latin American dish made of “masa,� which is a starchy corn-based dough that is filled with a variety of cooked ingredients including meat and chili. Tamales originated in Mesoamerica as early as 8000-5000 (Before Common Era) in Aztec and Maya civilizations as well as in the Olmeca and Tolteca cultures. There have been reports of “tamal� use in the Inca Empire long before the Spanish visited the new world. The diversity of native languages in Mesoamerica led to a number of local words for the tamal, many of which remain in use. Few countries have such an extensive variety of tamales as Mexico, where they're considered one of the most beloved traditional foods. Almost every region and state in the country has its own kind of “tamal.� There are between 500 and 1,000 different types and some experts estimate the annual consumption in the hundreds of millions. Tamales are a favorite comfort food in Mexico, eaten at both breakfast and dinner. The most common fillings are pork and chicken, in either red or green salsa or “mole.� Tamale cooking is traditionally done in batches of tens if not hundreds. The ratio of filling-to-dough is at the cook’s discretion. Tamales became representative of Mexican culinary traditions in Europe. They were some of the first samples of the culture that the Spanish conquistadors took back to Spain as proof of civilization, according to Fray Juan de Zumarraga. Today tamales are often eaten during festivities celebrating Christmas, the Day of the Dead, Las Posadas, La Candelaria Day and Mexican Independence Day, according to Wikipedia.

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On Friday, Dec. 9, Roberta!s Place, Inc., will host its annual Festival of Wreaths and dinner at the Cibola Senior Citizens! Center, 500 Jurassic Ct., Grants. The event begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 and advance wreath sales are available for $20. Above is a photo of last year!s event. Call 287-7200 for more information.

Holiday Happenings Holiday bazaar On Friday, Nov. 18, a holiday bazaar, from noon to 6 p.m., will be held at La Ventana Restaurant, 110 " Geis St., Grants. The event will feature gift items by Avon, Blessings Unlimited and Body By VI plus door prizes and free gifts. Call 1-505-306-8295 for more information. Annual church bazaar On Friday, Nov. 18, and Saturday, Nov. 19, the First United Methodist Church is hosting its annual bazaar. The event will be held at 510 N. First St., Grants. Friday hours: noon to 6 p.m. Saturday hours: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The event will include baked goods, candies, quilts and seasonal pieces including Christmas items. Call 287-4590 for more information. Shannon Fuell fundraiser On Saturday, Nov. 19, friends and family of Shannon Fuell are hosting a fundraiser at Mount Taylor Elementary School in Grants. The group is selling fresh cinnamon rolls at $10 per plate. The event will be held in the school cafeteria from noon until 5 p.m. Call 240-1947 for more information.

Elks host “50s Sock Hop” On Saturday, Nov. 19, the B.P.O.E. Lodge #2053 will host a “Sock Hop” featuring 1950s music and costumes. The event will begin at 7 p.m. and members and their guests are welcome. The lodge is located at 805 Charles St., Grants. Call 287-3885 or 240-0035 for more information. Guadalupe Vineyards Thanksgiving wine event On Saturday, Nov. 19, and Sunday, Nov. 20, the Guadalupe Vineyards, San Fidel, will be hosting a Thanksgiving Wine Event from noon until 5 p.m. each day. The public is welcome to attend this free event. Call 1-505-552-0082 for more information. Outreach Center hosts Thanksgiving meal On Saturday, Nov. 19, the Community Outreach Center is offering a Thanksgiving meal, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at no charge. Volunteers are needed to help with preparations, serving and clean-up afterwards. Donations of pre-cooked food items gratefully accepted. The facility also needs plastic eating utensils and paper plates. Call 240-0930 for more information.

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Toys for Tots fundraiser On Sunday, Nov. 20, the Marine Corps Reserve is sponsoring a poker run to benefit the Toys for Tots program. Riders will gather at 11 a.m. and the event begins at noon at the Elk!s Lodge, 805 Charles St. in Grants. All vehicle types are welcome. Entry fees include a donation of one new toy plus $10 or a $20 donation. Call 287-0771, 287-9201 or 287-3885 for more information. Turkey Trot Run On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, the Grants! Recreation Department is hosting its annual Turkey Trot Run. Walkers begin at 8:45 a.m. and runners at 9 a.m. The event starts at Future Foundations! Family Center, 551 Washington Ave., Grants. Entry fee is $15. Call 285-3542 for more information. Holiday wreath sale The Faith Chapter 69 of the Order of the Eastern Star is accepting orders for fresh Balsam holiday wreathes. The handmade wreathes are available in three sizes and are shipped from Minnesota. Orders can be picked up at the Masonic Lodge on High Street in Grants on Dec. 2. Call 290-3663 for more information call.

Nativity collection display On Friday, Dec. 2, the public is invited to view a collection of Nativity scenes from around the world. The free event will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1010 Bondad Ave., Grants, 7-9 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Call 240-2465 for more information. Grants! Recreation Department!s Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair On Friday, Dec. 2, Saturday, Dec. 3, and Sunday, Dec. 4 the annual Grants! Recreation Department!s Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair will be held at Future Foundations! Family Center, 551 Washington Ave., Grants. The hours: Friday, 69 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 285-3542 for more information. Pueblo of Laguna Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair On Saturday, Dec. 3, the Pueblo of Laguna is hosting its 2011 Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair, at the K!awaika Center (the old Laguna-Acoma High School) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Booth rental fee is $10. Call 1-505-552-7243 for more information.

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Holiday Lights Parade and Winter Festival On Saturday, Dec. 3, the Grants! MainStreet Project will host its annual Holiday Light Parade, beginning at 6 p.m. on Nimitz Drive and traveling west on Santa Fe Avenue. This year!s theme is “Honoring Our Past, Celebrating Our Future.” There are no entry fees for participating. The Winter Festival follows the parade and will be held at the Fire and Ice Park on West Santa Fe Avenue. The festival will include the Marine Corps Toys for Tots, visits with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus plus free hot chocolate and cookies. Participants will receive free energy-saving CFL bulbs and coloring books for the youngsters. Call 285-3573 for more information. Acoustic concert On Saturday, Dec. 3, El Morro Area Arts! Council will host a Martha Reich concert, 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. The singer/songwriter will be performing songs from her current album, “In to Trees.” Holiday caroling On Sunday, Dec. 4, El Morro Area Arts! Council will host a musical event from 4-6 p.m. featuring favorite carols and holiday songs. Mark Gibbons, local piano player, will accompany the singing. The event is free and community members are welcome to participate. Holiday craft fair On Saturday, Dec. 10, the Old School House Gallery is hosting a holiday craft fair, 1-5 p.m. Booth rental fees are $5. St. Joseph!s Catholic School Christmas program On Wednesday, Dec. 14, St. Joseph!s Catholic School in San Fidel is hosting its annual Christmas program, 7 p.m. The public is invited to this free event. Call 1-505-552-6362 for more information. St. Teresa of Avila Catholic School Christmas program On Thursday, Dec. 15, St. Teresa of Avila Catholic School, 402 E. High St., Grants, is hosting its annual Christmas program, 6 p.m. The public is invited to this free event. Call 287-2261 for more information. Senior Center Christmas party On Friday, Dec. 16, the Cibola Senior Citizens! Center, 550 Jurassic Ct., Grants, is hosting its annual Christmas party from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Sammy D Band will perform from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Call 285-3922 for more information.

December Fun Run On Saturday, Dec. 17, the Grants! Recreation Department is hosting its annual Raymond Chavez Memorial Run. Walkers begin at 8 a.m. and runners at 8:15 a.m. The event starts at Future Foundations! Family Center, 551 Washington Ave., Grants. Entry fee is $15. Call 285-3542 for more information. “Trashion” fashion show On Saturday, Dec. 17, the Grants! High School art department and RecycleCibola will be hosting a “Trashion” fashion show featuring wearable art made from recyclable materials. The show will be held during half-time at the boy!s basketball game. Call 287-3183 for more information. Annual Solstice Surprise party On Saturday, Dec. 17, the Old School House Gallery is hosting its annual Solstice Surprise party, 7 p.m. The event will celebrate the winter solstice with live music, dancing, storytelling and refreshments. Tickets are $3. Call 1-505-783-4440 for more information. Elks! Christmas party On Sunday, Dec. 18, the B.P.O.E. Lodge #2053 will host its annual Christmas party for children and adults. The youngsters! event will be held during the afternoon followed by the adults! party at 6:30 p.m. Members and their guests are welcome. The lodge is located at 805 Charles St., Grants. Call 287-3885 or 240-0035 for more information. Pueblo of Acoma “luminarias” On Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, the Pueblo of Acoma will have a “luminaria” display at the San Esteban church in Old Acoma. The public is welcome to attend. Call 1-505-552-6604 for more information. Pueblo of Acoma Christmas celebration On Sunday, Dec. 25, through Wednesday, Dec. 28, the Pueblo of Acoma will be hosting its annual Christmas celebration including performances of traditional dances at Old Acoma. The public is welcome to attend. Call 1-505-552-6604 for more information. Elks host New Year!s Eve bash On Saturday, Dec. 31, the B.P.O.E. Lodge #2053 will host its annual New Year!s Eve party featuring music and costumes. The event will begin at 8 p.m. and members and their guests are welcome. The lodge is located at 805 Charles St., Grants. Call 287-3885 or 240-0035 for more information. (Editor!s note: Call 1-505-783-4710, or visit www.oldschoolgallery.org, for more information on all El Morro Area Arts! Council events.)

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Announcements . . . Holiday wreath sale The Faith Chapter # 69 of the Order of the Eastern Star is accepting orders for fresh Balsam holiday wreathes. The handmade wreathes are available in three sizes and are shipped from Minnesota. Orders can be picked up at the Masonic Lodge on High Street in Grants on Dec. 2. Call 290-3663 for more information call. Festival of Wreaths and dinner On Friday, Dec. 9, Roberta!s Place, Inc., will host its annual Festival of Wreaths and dinner at the Cibola Senior Citizens! Center, 500 Jurassic Ct., Grants. The event begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 and advance wreath sales are available for $20. Call 287-7200 for more information. Grants MainStreet supports food pantry The Grants! MainStreet Project is collecting donations on behalf of the Grants! Community Pantry. Checks should be made out to the Grants! Community Pantry and dropped off at the MainStreet office at 523 W. Santa Fe Ave., Grants. Call 285- 3573, or email grantsmainstreet@qwest.net, for more information. Smith!s Food hosts “Bringing Hope to the Table” Smith!s Food & Drug is offering residents a way to share the holiday spirit. The on-going event, “Bringing Hope to the Table,” will end on Dec. 31. The store, located at 700 E. Roosevelt Ave. in Grants has created a holiday tree with ornaments that can be purchased for $3, $7 and $15. The proceeds will be given to the local food pantry, according to Smith!s officials. Call 285-6336 for more information.

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HOLIDAY EVENT GUIDE


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2011 Holiday Event Guide  

Cibola Beacon's guide to the the holiday events around Cibola County.

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