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The San Juan Mission informed authorities that it could no longer serve as a children’s shelter. As a result, it was not uncommon to find children in bars or in the streets. Sometimes children were found wandering the highway in the middle of the night searching for their wayward parents.
Childhaven’s Board of Directors is established, consisting of Paul Amquist, W.L. Blasingame, Jack Cline Jr., Mrs. John Ritzenthaler, Bruno Giovanini, Mrs. Louise McDonald, Frank Lillywhite, Allen King, Sandy Scott and Farmington mayor Boyd Scott.
Childhaven Children’s Emergency Shelter opens. Its location was on East Main St. in Farmington in what was formerly known as the Skelly Oil Company building. The building was purchased by San Juan County and the City of Farmington and leased to the Childhaven Board of Directors.
Childhaven re-opens after receiving its share of San Juan United Way campaign funds and paying its mortgage in full with $2,500 in reserve funding.
Childhaven’s first fundraiser, the Fabulous Follies, coordinated by Yoki Shimoda from Jerome H. Cargill Productions, New York, nets $10, 175.93. Delores Goodman is appointed as the new director of Childhaven.