Norma Contreras, far right, with her sons Joel Portillo Jr. and Reynieri Portillo, daughter Yerlin Portillo and husband Joel S. Portillo.
Norma Contreras, far right, with her sons Joel Portillo Jr. and Reynieri Portillo, daughter Yerlin Portillo and husband Joel S. Portillo. Courtesy of Yerlin Portillo
Norma Contreras, far right, with her sons Joel Portillo Jr. and Reynieri Portillo, daughter Yerlin Portillo and husband Joel S. Portillo. Courtesy of Yerlin Portillo

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  • A family tradition gives back with grace

    Saturday marked the third annual Christmas tea party at the Moore house. Warte and Ronda Moore elaborately decorate their home for their daughter Bazley Grace Moore, her friends and their mothers. Everyone in attendance participates in a different form of community service each year.