Letter to the editor

Thankful for volunteers

Dear Editor, I would like to express a very large thank you to the junior class of Tucumcari High School.

These young people came out on Earth Day and fought the wind and dirt while they raked, pulled, and scraped up 70 large bags of trash from fences and lots of loose blowing flower remains from the grounds of the Tucumcari Cemetery. Flower parts get caught up in hedges, fences and on other graves.

The young people also picked up paper cups, ribbons from flowers, and wooden stakes. Seventy large sacks is a lot of trash. And yes, the men at the cemetery work constantly to keep things picked up, but it is an overwhelming, never-ending job on top of everything else they do. The help these young people donated is greatly appreciated by the Cemetery Advisory Board, the city, and our citizens.

The cemetery is looking so good these days. I also would like to give credit to their sponsor, Christina Fleming, who not only supervised them, but is helping to instill pride in their community into her students and helping them learn to respect those who have gone before them.

These young people truly gave back to the world on Earth Day! Kudos also go to the Senior Class, who cleaned up at the NMSU Ag Science Center, and to the freshman and sophomore classes who cleaned up around the high school and the high school campus.

That is lots of man-hours of labor (and dollar savings) they gave back to our community. If you happen to see any of these students or their sponsors who helped them, please tell them “Thank You” for their donation of time and labor.

Sincerely, Betty Cooper-Coslett, Chairman Tucumcari Memorial Park Advisory Board

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