Bandelier Elementary School Bear-A-Thon Fundraiser

Our (grand) son Billy is a Bandelier “Bear” attending 5th grade at Bandelier Elementary School here in our Albuquerque neighborhood.  The Bear-A-Thon is​ ​is​ ​the​ ​PTA’s​ ​largest​ ​fundraiser​ ​of​ ​the​ ​year,​ ​which​ ​provides​ ​support​ ​for​ ​so​ ​many​ ​activities​ ​that​ ​help to​ ​make​ ​Bandelier​ ​a​ ​great​ ​school​ ​–​ ​field​ ​trip​ ​buses,​ ​curriculum​ ​support,​ ​Art​ ​in​ ​the​ ​School,​ ​and​ ​much, much​ ​more!​ ​The children seek pledges for the number of laps they run around the playground or lump sum donations.  Please donate whatever you can – in the current economy schools are strapped for funding.  Go to this website (control/click for link) and select Billy’s teacher’s class, Team Parker, and enter your tax deductible donation by the closing date, October 17th.  These are photos of the event conducted on October 6th.  Thanks for your support!

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About Dave Hood

Married to my wife of 47 years, Barbara. Two adopted grandsons, Jim age 13, and Billy, age 8. Retired from the Air Force Reserve after 26 years in 1993. Retired from Air Force civil service with 34 years of service in 2000. Worked an additional 7 years for General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems before finally leaving the workforce. Hobbies include working around the house, exercising our Labradoodle Shadow, travel, and photography. My photo equipment includes a Nikon D7100 camera, several Nikon lenses, a Nikon SB-700 speedlight, a Manfrotto tripod, a Kodak monopod, and assorted filters. I use Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop CS6 for post processing and ProShow Producer software for producing slide shows (mostly about travel) set to music.

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