Huajatolla Heritage Foundation is so grateful for the community support shown last week at the Huerfano Soup event at the La Veta Mercantile. Emile Dubia from the Mercantile and Annalee Hickey from Bachman and Associates have done so much to promote non-profits; one of the results of this effort is the Soup event. They invite three non-profits to a monthly event to present their efforts to community members. That makes it sound so dry, but it is a lively event with wonderful cauldrons of soup provided and everyone chips in $5 and brings a side dish for sharing. In return they get a ballot to choose the worthiest non-profit of the evening and that agency receives all the donations.
Even though we were not chosen as the “most worthy” winner, (the cycling group was the winner), they only “beat” us by one vote!!!! Their project was worthy as they were using their donated funds to not only continue their cycling education for local kids, but to also purchase bicycle helmets for all our young cyclists. How could we not be pleased for their success?
And we certainly were not losers in any sense of the word. Not only were we able to get the word out about a great new project we are working on to a great group of people, but even had several kind donations after the voting to help further our work. Thank you to everyone who was involved!