So put your money on a Ducky’s behind for just $5 dollars—or even better, get three numbers on three Duckies for just $10 dollars, and the coup de Ducky?, get six Duckies racing for you for just $20 ducks—err–bucks! All your money is going to make a bunch of Puerto Peñasco school children able to study more with the right kinds of supplies through the nonprofit organization, Adopt-a-Classroom, which helps thousands of kids in 13 schools, including one school in Port Lobo.
Sandy Spain and Barb Olszewski get together every year and throw a great old fashioned pancake breakfast and silent auction that raises money to pay the electric bills to keep the non-profit Esperanza Para Nueva Vida Community Center in San Rafael open during the summer. This has kept the kids off the streets and the parents learning skills such as sewing, haircutting and computer use for years…
This is a very popular boat trip that sells out every year because folks love to help Mark and Barb Olszewski raise money for school supplies and other needs of the 13 schools and 4400 students they’ve been helping for the last 15 years. Tickets are only $55 per person and this year the trip will be aboard the beautiful and spacious 96 ft. Pacifica. So there’s plenty of room for your ice chest (this is a BYO affair), your snorkel gear and most anything else you want to bring along. The trip departs at 8:00AM on Sunday May 24th.
They’ve poured around 13,000 small cubes (one ton size) and placed 6,000 of them on the jetty. There are almost 3,000 large cubes (10 tons) poured and waiting to be placed. They are expecting an even larger crane in about two weeks that will start placing the big cubes along the jetty…
Saturday July 4th is the date to mark on your calendar for this year’s Las Vegas Night for Charity, arguably the most fun event in Puerto Peñasco and a sell out every year since its inception. Again this year the event will be held in the beautifully appointed Los Volcanes ballroom in the Sonoran Sky Resort Condominium…
…over the past 18 months we have increased our staffing, provided training to our caregivers and had the full time services of a psychologist and teacher available for our kids thanks to support from many of you. So today, instead of our kids being several years behind academically and exhibiting a variety of emotional and behavioral issues, for the most part they are incredibly happy, loving, well-adjusted kids who are doing well academically. Meanwhile, we have been doing a lot of community outreach to try to find wonderful local families willing to adopt our kids and I am thrilled to report that we now have 9 children out with families in the process of being adopted and three families ready to begin the adoption process with 5 more of our kids!
“We have these tirelessly determined parents who have exhausted every means for taking care of their little son”, informs Mark. Their insurance, which covered most of the medical trips, was on the verge of expiring—that is until Mark and Frank spent some time with this small child who has already broken the “Cuteness” meter and, as Mark puts it, “Pulled every string in my heart, for sure.”
With so many good hearted groups and individuals eager to help the community they love to visit or reside in, there’s hardly, if ever, a day where amazing acts of kindness and charity don’t change the life of a child, a family or a whole neighborhood of children or adults.
From early evening throngs of visitors moved in waves toward the Malecon for sunset, more beers and even more bandas and music, making the weekend one wild, colorful, continuous national Mexican party…These photos show that even the adjusted projections may not have been high enough.
Dates are set, tickets are selling at a quick pace, and RCPM is surely already looking forward to wrapping up their Spring tour at their favorite 3rd World cantina. There are ten other bands invited by Roger & The Peacemakers to join them at Circus Mexicus this year. It’s not unusual for them to invite […]