Thank you to Star Party supporters

To the Editor:

The Cerro Coso Community College Foundation and college administration would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank the following community members, businesses, and organizations for their generous support of the foundation’s Star Party and Astronomical Barbecue on Friday, Sept. 27. Thanks to your contributions, the community loves this family- friendly fundraiser.

Special thanks go to Zurn’s Electric and C. Martin Company Inc. for providing all the wonderful food for the evening.

Our heartfelt appreciation goes to our star sponsors: Baskin Mechanical Engineers; Jacobs Engineering Group; Pediatrics Plus; SC Architect, Inc.; Sylvia Sotomayor; Tel-Tec; and Toyota of Ridgecrest.

We are grateful to the following individuals, businesses and groups for their generous donations that contributed to the success of this year’s event: The China Lake Astronomical Society for their expertise and assistance with star gazing at the observatory, the Maturango Museum and volunteers for sharing their inflatable planetarium and hosting astronomy shows throughout the evening, ticket outlets Ridgecrest Chamber of Commerce and Red Rock Books, CCCC Alumni Association for providing dessert, and musical entertainment provided by Treacherous Edges.

Raffle prizes donated were from Avi Resort and Casino, High Sierra Auto & Truck Repair, Farris’ Restaurants, Carriage Inn, Casey’s Steaks and Barbecue, Gateway Hardware, Pizza Factory, the Grape Leaf, Dell, Moms Furniture, Cerro Coso Health Careers Department, Furnace Creek Resort, Starbucks, Lindsey’s Furniture, Ridgecrest Floor Coverings, Algaea USA, Tony and Cynthia Damiano and the Mammoth Lakes Foundation.

Not enough words can express our gratitude to Mary and Al Alvarado of Jewelry To Go for their ongoing dedication and support of higher education and the community.

A big thanks to all those who so generously cooked, served, cleaned and volunteered.

We appreciate the community’s generosity in support of the college and its students. Frankly, we could not do what we do without donors and supporters like all of you. You are all truly valued friends of Cerro Coso Community College.

Thank YOU!

Cerro Coso Community College Foundation

Story First Published: 2013-10-23