Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Saying thanks.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Journal Staff Report

NORTH VALLEY

Dietz Farms couple's annual Fourth of July celebration honored emergency workers

It was about good food, fun and a heaping helping of appreciation in Dietz Farms on Friday morning.

Bill and Patty Snead's annual Fourth of July celebration was special this year.

To say thanks for help in saving their Dietz Farm neighborhood from fires in the bosque last week, the Sneads invited firefighters and others to the annual celebration and brunch.

About 175 people came out, including neighbors and representatives of various agencies that helped fight the fires, Patty Snead said Friday afternoon. …

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