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Letter: Cowboy Prom offered camaraderie, joyful atmosphere

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Patriotism is alive and well in Roswell, New Mexico! Never was it more on display than at the Cowboy Prom held at the Fairgrounds last Saturday night, on the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11. This biennial event, sponsored by the Republican Women of Chaves County, presently under the leadership of Margaret Kennard, was an evening filled with a mixture of emotions. Jeanine Corn-Best, committee chair, and her team did an outstanding job of providing an excellent program, which began with a solemn tribute to the victims of 9/11, leading off with prayer by Pastor Jason Perry, followed by the Goddard choir and Matt Miller’s beautiful and poignant rendering of Amazing Grace on the bagpipes. The two Gold Star families present, Mayes (PFC Antonio Stiggens) and Sanders (SGT. Christopher Sanders) were recognized; also, two tables were set up, one displaying photos of the 13 American soldiers who lost their lives during the recent military withdrawal from Afghanistan, and one for a missing soldier.

The remainder of the evening was filled with lively, good old-fashioned country-western dance music performed by the Graham Brothers of Lincoln County, with Mr. Larry Hobson emceeing the events of the evening, including the auction.

This Cowboy Prom will be remembered for the wonderful camaraderie, the excellent meal (Peppers Grill and Bar) the unique table decorations, and the joyful atmosphere, tempered with heartfelt gratitude for those who have sacrificed to protect our God-given freedoms. Thank you, Republican Women of Chaves County.

Margaret Rodriguez
Roswell

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