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Page B2 May 7, 2009 Mountain Mail - Catron County Edition Record Crowd Auends Datil Lilbrary's B rthday Party By Anne Sullivan Datil's Baldwin Cabin Public Library was definitely the place to be Saturday, May 2. The occasion was the celebration of the library's ! 0th birthday and, like its opening day in May i 999, the Weather was doudy and Cold with sporadic rain instead of snow. Once inside the library, warmth prevailed because of the great Irish folk music of the Five Bucks A Month band from Albuquerque that set toes a-tapping and the fact that every bit of space in the small building was packed with well- wishers who came' from Socorro, Magdalena, Datil, Pie Town and Quemado. The tally was ! 12 peo- ple who signed the guest book and there were at least at least a dozen more who didn't, because they came in through the back door. They came early, at or before 11:30 a.m., and stayed almost until the dosing hour of 3 p.m. Every scrap of food was eaten. James Hall, Library Director Linn Kennedy's husband, and Parker Fillion were kept busy at their grills cooking hamburgers, hot dogs and bratwurst. The large table inside was filled with dishes provided by library board members and Friends of the Library: green chile stew, potato salad, cole slaw, pinto beans and two cakes, cupcakes, "brownies and cookies for dessert. People poured through the front door and all seemed to enjoy the activities. After admiring the new sign painted by Susan Watson, everyone was given a tick- et for the door prize raffle, at which four lucky winners received new books as prizes. Author Jason DeGray and illustrator Marilyn Lyons, formerly of Quemado, signed and sold 18 copies of "The Absolutely True Retelling: The Saga of Shamus." Mavis Perdue, Datil's postmaster and BCPL board member, never stopped selling envelopes wi the special cancellation stamp drawn by Suzan Mackenzie. People can still purchase them at the post oce for the next 30 days. In a fortunate display of nepo- tism, the three- person band was led by Clay Norris, who just hap- pens to be Mavis' grandson: Everyone loved the Irish music, which even set some to dancing a jig around the food table. Library board member Anita Hand amused the children with outdoor games. Library Director Linn Kennedy, head librarian Diane Oimstead, Friends of the Library President Linda Ravert and Library board member T, dy Ake were everywhere at once, greeting guests, answering ques- tions and putting more food on the table, while library board member Anne Sullivan manned the desk at the entrance. BCPL thanked everyone who cooked and helped and came out on such a chilly day to make the occasion a success. May the next 10 years be as enjoyable as this  past IO have been. More than 112 people came out for the Baldwin Cabin Public Library's. 10th birthday celebration Saturday in Datil. Above, Lin Kennedy, chair of the library board, Datil resident and long-time volunteer and supporler of the library, lights the candles on the birthday cake, which was in the shape of an open book with horses and other animals decorating the top. At top left, parlygoers eat and visit outside the library Saturday. It mined off and on during the celebration, but that didn't dampen the Crowd's pa mood. Photos by Cheryl Walsh Bellville CDBG Awards Gr00mt; B PA Team Goes To Nationals By Richard Torres RESERVE - The village of Reserve has received $490,000 from the Community Develop- ment Block Grant Program as part of the funding for downtown improvements. An announcement in the near future will inform readers when the downtown project will move for- ward. BPA nationals Ten students from Reserve High School traveled to Dallas this week to part]apate in the national Business Professionals of America competition. Larisa Estrada, Scott Johnston, Marc Estrada, Kayli Laney, Katherine Faust, Victoria DeLaO and Ariel Hickson all came in first place in. their fields in a recent BPA state competition. Larisa Estrada will compete in three dif- ferent fields, while Johnston, Marc Estrada, Kayli Laney and Faust will compete in two. Tanner Iengstorf, Ramond Harvey, and Dillon Stephenson also attended the national competi- tion. Students said they expect to do well and thank the community for supporting their fundraisers, which made their participation possible. It will be Laney's first airplane trip and she is excited to travel and compete. Members of Reserve's chapter Business Professionals of America Washington, D.C., for the national BPA competition. for the camera. The group is traveling to Photo by Richard Torres Look for us in TRAVEL + LEISURE Magazine, July, "09 " a./'Go '-1 1-4 Thurs. thru Mon. 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