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Local Democrats Honor Their Own and Remember JFK at Awards Dinner

Article and Photos by Charlie McKee

On Friday, Nov. 22, the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, Grant County Democrats gathered to celebrate the contributions of three outstanding local citizens whose service to the communities of Grant County and to the Democratic Party have been monumental.  They are: Fred Baca, Winnie Foy Momsen and Rosalie Rael.

The Annual Awards Dinner was held in the Western New Mexico University (WNMU) Dining Hall, complete with background music by the nascent WNMU Jazz Ensemble under the direction of WNMU's new Professor of Music, Danny Reyes.  Numerous local Democratic Party dignitaries and candidates for office graced the audience, as State Representative Rudy Martinez presented Rosalie Rael and Winnie Foy Momsen with the Democratic Party Awards, and Guadalupe Cano and State Senator Howie Morales presented Fred Baca with the Community Service Award. Master of Ceremonies Nick Seibel guided the evening event, including a silent auction of various artworks and scrumptious edibles.

Morales, who has announced his candidacy for Governor of New Mexico in the 2014 election, concluded the evening's presentations in memoriam of President Kennedy, highlighting Kennedy's recognition of the power of human connection and urging the audience to "re-ignite the passion of JFK, be the change and continue to be the change that is necessary!"

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