Rounding Up to help ALMA

Narrow Gauge Book Coop Store Manager Marlena Antonucci is all smiles as she stands next to Amy Scavezze, ALMA treasurer, and Nancy Harris, ALMA manager. In February, ALMA was the recipient of the Round-Up program at the book coop, and received $121.27.

ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Live Music Association was the latest recipient of a check from the Narrow Gauge Book Coop for $121.27. The money came from a program the members of the book coop recently began, called the NGBC Round Up.

Every month, a local non-profit is chosen to be the recipient, and during that month customers can “round up” the total of their purchase to the next dollar amount, with the excess change going to the non-profit.

In February, the Alamosa Live Music Association was chosen. ALMA is a grass-roots community service organization comprised of music lovers. In addition to concerts throughout the year, the group also organizes and runs the Sundays at Six, a free summer concert series held in Cole Park.

“Customers are able to help out local non-profit groups by simply giving their change,” said Marlena Antonucci, Narrow Gauge Book Coop store manager. “This is a wonderful way to give back, and I am thrilled with the positive response from our customers.”

For the month of March, the book coop has chosen the San Luis Valley Boys and Girls Club as its recipient of the program. The store is a community-run book cooperative in downtown Alamosa that opened its doors during the summer of 2018.

Narrow Gauge Book Coop, located at 602 Main Street in Alamosa, will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information on volunteering or taking part in the owner and member opportunities, stop by the store, go on the Facebook page, email [email protected] or call 719-589-3464.

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