Wednesday, October 18, 2017

COPE Open House in Alamogordo, New Mexico

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Center Of Protective Environment (COPE) held an Open House for the residents of Otero and Lincoln Counties in Alamogordo, New Mexico on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00PM. Delicious refreshments were provided by the COPE Board of Directors as well as tours of the new improved offices of the organization.

The Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce orchestrated a ribbon cutting ceremony with COPE Executive Director Kay Gomolak handily wielding the scissors.

Mayor Richard Boss read a proclamation issued by the city to COPE. Kay gave an interesting short history of the organization of how it started and how it arrived to this point.

Glenda Mendoza, board member
Board Members Linda Carr and Judy Pingle. Judy was the original founder of COPE
Board Member Carla Kerr
Teresa Ham, Producer and Director of the COPE annual fundraiser concert with Executive Director Kay Gomolak
President Jerold Wiley of the COPE Board of Directors
Rebecca Williams is secretary of the Ruidoso Satellite office of COPE
Angela Randall, Volunteer Coordinator of Thrive in Alamogordo
COPE Board Vice President Carol Teweleit talking with current COPE Secretary/past President Sheila Harrison
An attendee talking with City Commissioner Nadia Sikes
Kim Boss makes a point to her husband, Mayor Boss, while Reverend James Forney looks on
COPE Board Member and Treasurer Reverend James Forney
The ever lovely Teresa Ham
Executive Director Kay Gomolak cutting the ribbon
Kay receives a plant and a certificate from the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce
Kay relating the history of COPE to the group
Judy Pingel, COPE founder, adds her thoughts and information on COPE
Kay's daughter from Las Cruces, NM also photographed the event
Alamogordo Mayor Richard Boss reading the Official Proclamation
Kay, receiving the Proclamation from Mayor Boss
Everyone held hands as Reverend Forney prayed for the continued success of COPE
Carla with the Alamogordo Daily News writer and photographer Tara Melton
This was a lovely event and well attended by the citizens of Alamogordo. The food was plentiful and delicious. Thanks to Douglas A. Kerr, Photography for the event photos.

This is all I have to say for now.

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