The Fall Nosh at Cathy and Skipper Brown’s beautiful home was a huge success, with many neighbors there to enjoy the delicious foods, the warm ambience and a magnificent sunset!
At the Nosh, President Karen Freeman presented the Rich Higgins Service Award to long time resident and active TRA member, June Kirkpatrick. June and her husband Charles have been here since 1973, but, sadly, will be moving to Albuquerque soon. June was on the Security Patrol for 18 years and then was the call-in person who tracked the patrol equipment. (In earlier days, patrollers would call June in the morning when they went out for their first run – she always answered cheerfully at 8am!) She also served on the Ways and Means Committee and worked on getting Tano Road paved – before that, you needed special mud tires to live out here.
In addition to all she has done for us, she has had young school children out to meet her llamas, sheep and goats, she chaired the Opera Guild and volunteered for the Red Cross. She and Charles used to own the Inn at Loretto.
We will be sorry to lose the Kirkpatricks as neighbors, but are thankful for all they have done while here. Good luck, June and Charles!