Feliz Navidad, and pass the tamales

Araceli Rodriguez, right, and Ofelia Ruiz were part of a group of volunteers who gathered to make tamales two weeks ago as a fundraiser for Child and Migrant Services in Palisade. The women made 85 dozen tamales that sold for $15 per dozen. The tamales were sold before they were even made, probably because of the holiday season, said Xavier Zrevalo, who does outreach and promotion for Child and Migrant Services.



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Araceli Rodriguez, right, and Ofelia Ruiz were part of a group of volunteers who gathered to make tamales two weeks ago as a fundraiser for Child and Migrant Services in Palisade. The women made 85 dozen tamales that sold for $15 per dozen. The tamales were sold before they were even made, probably because of the holiday season, said Xavier Zrevalo, who does outreach and promotion for Child and Migrant Services.

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