Letter to the Editor

Thanks to all those who helped

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Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 12:00 am

The Pirtleville Community Action Committee, Inc., wants to thank all the individuals who participated in our Pirtleville Community Clean-Up Day event held Saturday, September 22, 2012. The event was very successful and was made possible only by the many people and organizations that contributed their time and/or donations. We appreciate the volunteers that showed up for the event. Two large container bins were filled to capacity and about thirty-two truck loads of refuse were issued vouchers and dispatched to the transfer station for disposal. This project helped residents dispose of a lot of unwanted items and other debris.

We want to thank our major sponsors Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (Copper Queen Branch) and Cochise County Government. We thank them for their continued support in making our community a better place to live.

A big thank you goes to Michael Jaworski, Site Manager for Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (Copper Queen Branch) in Bisbee, Arizona for their continued support.

A special thanks goes to District 2 Supervisor Ann English for her contribution and assistance in making the event a huge success.

We like to thank Arizona Department of Corrections-Bisbee/Douglas Complex for providing inmate labor to assist in our clean-up effort. We want to recognize Antonio Baca, Warden, Yolanda Eliott, Deputy Warden, Captain Jarla Huerena, CSO Guadalupe Yanez, CSO Armando Garcia and CSO Jesus Moreno.

We would like to thank the City of Douglas for providing assistance to the project.

A very special thanks to the Pirtleville Fire District Board for the use of the firehouse building.

We want to thank Juan Silvas for providing his back hoe service and for a job well done. He was key in helping clean a major site that needed special attention.

We appreciate the help from Victor Romero and sons Victor, Jr and Michael and nephew Jovanni Romero, Johnny Romero and Mario Gonzales for their help and Curley Fimbres for helping serve the hotdogs.

A big thanks goes to the Pirtleville Fire Department crew of Joe Tapia, Gabriel Tapia, Benny Torres and Mario Merino for all the hard work they performed.

A special thanks goes to Ginny Jordan and Rosa Jimenez for helping in the event.

Our thanks goes to Raul Montano of Border Mart, Bobby Carnal of Douglas Meat Market, Robert Anaya of Anaya Family Distrubutors, Tony and Sylvia Vaca of Pirtleville Grocery Store, John Behrens of Holsum Bread Distributors and Laura of B & D Lumber for their donations.

We thank Bruce Whetten, Editor of The Douglas Dispatch, for the media coverage and Howard Henderson of KDAP Radio for the radio spots.


From PCAN Committe: Hector M.Salinas, President, Mario Merino, Vice-President, Bernardo Acedo, Secretary, Rudy Alcaraz, Treasurer, Salvador Ocano, Board Member, Guty Sanchez, Board Member

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