FANLAP Subasta 2015 Date Set

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Sunday, December 6th, 2015

By Judy Peterson

It’s that time of year again! Soon our friends will begin their migration back to La Paz and environs for the winter/spring season. While you’re packing your cars or boats for the trip south, please remember Fundacion Ayuda Niños la Paz, A.C. (FANLAP) and our annual Subasta (auction) to raise money for our programs.

The Subasta was begun in 1988, at the time of the formation of Club Cruceros. Money raised was used to purchase toys and other Christmas presents for the impoverished children who lived on the outskirts of La Paz. Beginning in the year 2000, all proceeds were used by FANLAP in their dining room located in Colonia Laguna Azul and to purchase uniforms, school shoes, backpacks and school supplies for children who lived in these neighborhoods so they could attend junior and senior high school. After celebrating the 25th anniversary of Subasta, Club Cruceros turned the reins over to FANLAP.

This year the auction will take place on Sunday, December 6, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.   As we did for Subasta 2014, the location will be El Mangle, at the foot of Sinaloa Street and the playa.

Carol Dyer, who has volunteered to head up the silent auction this year, is asking for donations of a little something (big is okay, too) to donate to the auction. New or gently used, please. Those who have friends with local businesses may consider asking for donations to the silent auction, also.

We will again have a used clothing and treasures table. If you have anything to donate such as clothing (clean and in good condition, please), items for the home or boat, electronics (also in good condition), or whatever you have that you don’t need any longer, please take them to the office at Marina de La Paz. Be sure and tell them it is for the Subasta so they can put the items in Mary Shroyer’s office.

In the next issue of the Baja Citizen we’ll tell you how you may help in other ways.

Meanwhile, for further information you may email Judy at or Veronica at or Mary Shroyer at

We thank you for whatever you are able to donate or for whatever help you are able to give.

The profits from this Subasta will be used to pay expenses for the dining room, library, for scholarships school year 2014-2015 or operating expenses.

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Photo courtesy of Tom Ireton.

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