Happy New Year

Yes, I know this won’t appear until February, but I am writing just after New Year’s Day. We have quite a bonus here in Puerto Peñasco now regarding holiday celebrations. There was a Christmas concert by the municipal orchestra. There was a presentation of the Nutcracker by Destiny Dance Academy. There were various Posadas around town by businesses followed by Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, all of which saw lots of gatherings of friends and families and great food at every gathering. Then we officially end the holiday season in Mexico with Three Kings Day on Jan. 6th. If you hadn’t already given gifts or bonuses to the folks who serve you, Three Kings Day is always a good time to do that. Any gift or a cash bonus, no matter how small, is sincerely appreciated. Be sure and watch in December 2015 for these special events.

Season of Giving

Since this time of year is also frequently called the season of giving, there were lots of celebrations sponsored by local individuals and groups to help our less fortunate neighbors. There were lots of gifts and great food at each one of these celebrations. Rumor has it that one of our local Santas made about 7 different appearances to the delight of children and adults alike. I certainly don’t know all your names, but I do know about your work and would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you for all that you do for our community.

Spotlight – San Peregrino

I would like to highlight two groups I know about that are certainly making our paradise better through their efforts. The first is the lovely ladies that make up San Peregrino Cancer Support group. These wonderful women visit with families who are coping with cancer. They bring prayer and support in any way that they can. I know that they often bring flowers, pillows and other warm and fuzzy comfort items. They are also raising funds to establish a hospice facility here in town. At this time, they have an office near the hospital but not yet a facility where they can actually take in. As their efforts progress, I’ll be giving you an update.