Ann Caston was surprised by a 93rd birthday celebration on Nov. 20 at the Patagonia Senior Center Lunch. Ann moved to Patagonia from Hawaii in the mid 1990s and opened Mariposa Books. She operated it and the Patagonia Visitor Center for over 20 years. She also started the Santa Cruz Singers in 2002 when she went around town asking everyone if they like to sing and talked chorale director Christina Wilhelm into taking on the motley group.

Patagonia students show off their Fall Festival decorations. From left to right: Madison Lewton, Felicity Hawkins, Julian Lopez, and Naomi Lorta. Photo by Journee Hayes

On Wednesday, Nov. 20, Patagonia Schools held their annual Fall Harvest Community Potluck. Thank you to all who came out and joined us and a special shout out to the Parent Teacher Booster Club (PTBC), the elementary teachers who put on a wonderful show, those who donated their time to cook multiple turkeys, and all the staff who helped make it a fun and successful event.