Altrusa holiday event starts Saturday

Alisa Boswell

Altrusa’s second major annual event has arrived with Holiday Happenings taking place Dec. 3 in the Eastern New Mexico University Ballroom in the Campus Union Building.

Co-chair for the event, Dannah Brown, said this is the 14th year and tables are sold out each year.

“I think viewing the tables and visiting with other people in the community is what people have enjoyed the most,” Brown said. “A lot of tables are made up of family members, so it’s a holiday tradition for a lot of families. It gets the holiday season started.”

Brown said some tables are sold as a whole to groups and some tables are sold as individual seats.

“It helps with our community support,” Brown said of the money raised. “We help with our youth and our senior citizens, so we’re having an impact on a lot of different people in the community.”

Altrusa holds their Home Tour and Holiday Happening events each year to raise money for community service projects, which are devoted to providing eye glasses to individuals who need them, giving scholarships to ENMU students and more.

Brown said money has also been used in previous years to purchase items for Roosevelt General Hospital, Portales Municipal Schools Library projects and musical instruments for Portales schools.