Pancake breakfast supports Newspapers in Education


Enjoy a great breakfast and support Newspapers in Education by purchasing a ticket to the "Short Stack for a Tall Cause" pancake breakfast Saturday (March 3) in Taos to benefit Newspapers in Education. The breakfast takes place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 208 Camino de Santiago at Gusdorf Road.

More than 60 teachers at 14 schools across Taos County and at the University of New Mexico - Taos use The Taos News in their classrooms each week as part of their curriculum. The newspapers are provided free of charge by The Taos News through Newspapers in Education, a program supported entirely by donations.

"At the Taos Integrated School of the Arts, we rely on our Taos News delivery every week to help our students achieve greater heights in civics, community, writing, art and current events," said art teacher Megan Bowers Avina, a former photographer for the newspaper. "Grades 3-8 wait anxiously each week for the delivery of our hometown news. Our 4th and 5th graders use The Taos News as a writing tool, dissecting the stories each week and finding the all important five W's (who, what, where, when and why) of writing to inform their own fact-finding stories."

Tickets are $8.50. "100 percent of the proceeds go to our NIE program," said Chris Baker, longtime publisher of the local, family-owned Taos News.