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United Way Youth Team Hosts Hamburger Night

on October 31, 2017 - 1:23pm

Aspen Elementary School Sixth Grade Teacher Shelly Young and Morrie Pongratz of the LAHS Key Club enjoy Hamburger Night Monday at the Los Alamos Teen Center on 20th Street. Hamburger is the final fundraiser for the United Way Youth Team to raise funds for the United Way of Northern New Mexico's annual fundraising campaign. Specifically, the youth team is supporting the Community Action Fund and a new program introduced to Los Alamos High School called Link Crew. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

The United Way of Northern New Mexico Youth Team hosted its annual Hamburger Night fundraiser Monday evening. Event organizer Katie Hopkins and UWNNM Marketing Coordinator Jeremy Varela have some fun during the event. Hopkins said this is her third year organizing Hamburger Night. I think this event is especially fun because it's around Halloween,’ she said, adding that it is a chance to get in costumes and enjoy the festivities. Varela estimates the youth team has raised about $2,500 for United Way. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

United Way Youth Team members Serenity Maestas, left, and Katie Hopkins get into the spirit of Halloween during Hamburger Night. Maestas shadowed Hopkins, who organized the event this year. Photo Kirsten Laskey/

Clockwise from left, Cathy Hinojosa, Diego Hinojosa, Ela Hinojosa, Crystal Hollan, Tiffany Hinojosa and Hector Tito are ready to eat at Hamburger Night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

From left,UWNNM Youth Team members Nalani Varela, Amber Lujan  and Talulah Bjarke volunteer at the annual Hamburger Night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Clockwise from the left, LAPS Healthy Schools Program Director Kristine Coblentz, Los Alamos County Deputy Manager Steve Lynne, David Coblentz and Chamisa Elementary School Principal Suzanne Lynne gather for Hamburger Night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

UWNNM Youth Team member Vincent Marciano prepares plates for a hungry crowd. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

From left, UWNNM Youth Team members Paulina Burnside, Shelly Doyle and Maya Coblentz volunteer at Burger Night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/