November 29, 2015

Angel Fire Chamber Of Commerce Member Dinner

member-dinnerSanta’s Surprise

This party is guaranteed to be fun! We have interactive surprises planned (as usual) and you will be the first to taste and enjoy the cooking skills of Elements New Executive Chef Kevin McCaffery.

It is an Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce member dinner, but members may purchase tickets for and bring guests. Please buy tickets early, as space is limited and they sell out fast.

When: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Where: Elements @ Angel Fire Resort Country Club

Tickets are $45 per person or $80 per couple.

Reserve your ticket now. Call 575-377-6353 to place on your MasterCard or Visa or come into the Chamber office to pay with cash or check.

Sponsored by Cabin Comforts, Alpine Lumber and Mike Woolley / RE/MAX Mountain Realty.

2015 Holiday Season Events & Happenings

ornamentsMark Your Calendars! Buy Your Tickets!

Elements at the Angel Fire Country Club Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet
Thursday, November 26, 2015
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Reservations are required as space is limited.
To make a reservation, please call 575-377-3055

Our buffet will be piled high with mouthwatering dishes, seasonal decorative elements and touches of vintage elegance for a holiday celebration that you and your loved ones won’t soon forget. Come enjoy breathtaking views of the Southern Rocky Mountains as you and your family enjoy time together while leaving the cooking to us!

Thanksgiving Dinner Hotel Package – Take advantage of our Thanksgiving Getaway package for just $119 per couple including lodging and Thanksgiving Dinner. Additional consecutive nights can be purchased for just $51 per night. Call 800-633-7463 for reservations.

Shop Small Shop Local
Saturday, November 28, 2015
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Chamber Sponsored
Scavenger Hunt

10:00 am: Pick up your Scavenger Hunt list at the Chamber office 3407 Mountain View Blvd. in Centro Plaza. Follow the directions, visit the participating businesses for your next clue, and spend at least $25.00 during the hunt. Bring all of your scavenger hunt items back to the Chamber and your receipts that total at least $25.00 before 3:00 pm to be eligible to win the prize!

Cove Arts Center Enchanted Christmas
Saturday, November 28, 2015
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Live music, silent auction. $25 includes a chance to bid on elegantly decorated trees, heavy appetizer buffet and adult beverages. Tickets on sale now at the Visitor Center and at the Chamber of Commerce.

Angel Fire Lighting of the Community Christmas Tree
Thursday, December 3, 2015
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Frontier Plaza Park
3365 Mountain View Blvd.

Join us for caroling and the lighting of the tree as we begin this festive holiday season. Free cookies, hot chocolate, coffee, and caroling. We hope to see a big crowd of locals & visitors! Sponsored by The Village of Angel Fire and Angel Fire Resort.

Chamber of Commerce Christmas Party and Silent Auction
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Legends Grill, The Lodge @ Angel Fire Resort

Members will receive more information in your email. Sponsorships available! To sponsor please call 575-377-6353 or email

Shuter Library Christmas Open House
Thursday, December 10, 2015
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Business After Hours @ The Trailhead
Thursday, December 10, 2015
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
3420 Mountain View Blvd.

Live music, food, spirits, door prize. Kick off the 2015 winter season! You do not have to be a Chamber member to attend.

Angel Fire Resort Opening Day
Friday, December 11, 2015

Snow is falling in Angel Fire. Have you booked your ski trip? Come play in Angel Fire! We’ve already received 24″ of snow so far in November. El Nino is coming through as promised!

Call today to book your snow vacation! Reservations: 800-633-7463, Group Sales: 888-472-0124,

Moreno Valley High School Winter Extravaganza
Friday, December 11, 2015
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Angel Fire Community Center
It includes performances by the MVHS band, MVHS Drama Club and the always anticipated MVHS Physical Education dance projects.

Starting at 6:00 pm “Soup-A-Bowl” Fundraiser to benefit “Beyond the Valley” all school trips. Prior to the event, students will be decorating white porcelain bowls with their best artistic creations and they will be auctioned off that evening. Buy a bowl and you will receive your choice of soup to go in it along with bread. Any and all support would be welcomed.

25th Annual Moreno Valley Toy Run
Friday, December 11, 2015
Dinner, dance and auction. Making smiles happen since 1990. Dinner from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Auctions from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Dancing from 9:00 pm to close. Door prizes all night!

Garden Club of Angel Fire Christmas Party
Monday, December 14
More information to follow.

Membership Meeting
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Signup for Art Up! Membership Drive at H2 Uptown, 48 N. Angel Fire Rd. Make plans to attend! Good food, door prizes and cash bar. Come to Sign Up! to Art Up! Have a voice for the future of the arts in our area. New name, new image, new ideas! The future of Art in northern New Mexico is definetly looking Up!

International Bank Christmas Open House
Thursday, December 17, 2015
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
9 N. Angel Fire Rd
Angel Fire, NM

Bear Nature Art Ribbon Cutting / Artist Reception
Friday, December 18, 2015
3453 Mountain View Blvd.
Angel Fire, NM

Chamber Survey Results

By Jo Mixon

A few weeks ago we emailed a survey to all of our members with the desire to hear what you like, what you dislike and gauge the job we are doing at the Chamber. I have to tell you, I braced myself, thinking there might be a few answers with strong displeasure. But we wanted to hear it. Our desire is to always be striving towards a better organization to serve our members and our community in the best possible ways! Some people emailed us and said they couldn’t open the survey with their browsers, so we also made it available at our last quarterly membership breakfast meeting.
We’d like to share the questions and the results:

1. How many years have you been a member of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce?

1-3 yrs = 14
4-8 yrs = 8
8 or more yrs = 18

2. Do you take advantage of the monthly eBlast advertising benefit of your membership?

Yes = 28
No = 12

3. Have you attended a Chamber function within the last year?

(Sept. 2014 to Sept 2015) Many people wrote in the functions they attended.
No = 1
Yes = 2
Business After Hours = 28
All of them = 5
Flea Market = 3
Christmas Dinner = 31
Annual Dinner = 16
Membership Breakfasts meetings = 20
Habla Tamale = 15
Cash Mob = 1
Spare Part Art Auction = 1

4. Do you volunteer, serve on a committee, or sponsor Chamber events or functions?

Yes = 9
No = 31

5. What benefits would you like to see added to your Chamber membership benefits?

None = 31
Free Money = 1
Stand Alone Building with neon signs = 1
Local Discounts to business members = 2
Featured articles in local publications = 1
Tickets to Six Flags = 1
Workshops, seminars, training = 1
Group Insurance Coverage = 1
Gift Cards to OutBack Steak House or Cabelas = 1

6. Are there workshops you would like the Chamber to bring to Angel Fire that might help you to improve your business? Would you be willing to pay a fee for these workshops?

No = 23
Yes and yes = 9
Yes, Internet Marketing and yes would pay a fee = 3
Quick Books, excel, build your own website & yes would pay a fee = 2
Social Media Marketing and yes would pay a fee = 1
Quilting, gardening, jewelry making = 1
Seminars about the purple flowers that are here in summer =- 1
Quick Books and would pay $50.00 for fee = 1
Google = 1

7a. What was your favorite program or event the Chamber has sponsored?

I Know Jo = 14
Habla Tamale = 7
Business After Hours = 5
Weekly Inquiries that you send to the businesses = 3
Cash Mob = 3
Quarterly Membership Breakfast Meetings = 2
Holiday Receipt Contest = 1
Annual Dinner = 1
Christmas Dinner = 1
Blue Hawaii Skit at Dinner = 1
Shop Local = 1
Flea Market = 1

7b. 2nd favorite?

Dinners = 3
Shop Local Receipt Contest = 3
Business After Hours = 3
Cash Mob = 3
Habla Tamale = 2
Spare Part Art = 2
Flea Market = 1

7c. Least Favorite?

Crash the Course = 10
Las Vegas Raffle = 2
Shop Local = 2
Cash Mob = 2
Spare Part Art Auction = 1

8. With what are you most pleased about the job the Chamber is doing?

Weekly eBlast = 8
I Know Jo = 6
Business After Hours = 2
Growth = 1

* I think the Chamber does a good job communicating with it members.

*The Chamber didn’t discriminate against non-members last year for the Holiday Receipt Contest and the shop local campaign.

*The Chamber Exec. Dir. is very active and creative. Prints my posters and flyers for me and helps with my ads.

*Exposing Angel Fire to the nation spotlight with I Know Jo articles and her marketing skills.

*You elected a smokin’ hot President.

*B.A.H, but want it to be a members only function.

*Inclusiveness; Works with all the members.

*The Chamber brings faces into businesses.

*You give me many referrals- I think the Chamber is doing a good job.

*Advertises my business very well.

*Keeps the community spirits high and provides members the opportunity to get together.

* Sends me customers, gives me great referrals.

*Best Executive Director we have ever had.

*Love the job the Chamber is doing. Public relations & local events are covered well and with enthusiasm. Advertising in the Blast is easy and well done.

*Executive Director is friendly and active in the community.

*Love what the Chamber is doing.

*Love the current E.D.

*Gets my business out there.

*BAH networking opportunities

*All the effort put in by the Executive Director with unfortunately so little money to work with.

*Loved the amount of people Habla Tamale brought into Angel Fire.

*Info available about programs/businesses and how to access them to improve my business has been great.

*I love what the Chamber is doing both local and in public relations.

9. With what are you displeased about the job the Chamber is doing and how would you suggest we implement change to make it better?

Not displeased = 30

*There is nothing I am displeased about, but more community support for the chamber would be great.

*I want to see the Chamber get more involved in Tourism.

*I want more events like in Red River.

*Post more pictures of different people in the newsletter and eBlast

*In the past two years there has been no tourism presence or programs from the Chamber, we want the Chamber involved in tourism and in marketing Angel Fire.

*The financial ability to keep the Chamber staffed seems to be a problem. With so little money the Chamber has to work with and can only afford part time help, the board members should be required to volunteer in the office on a rotating basis.

*I’d like to see Cash Mob restored

*The Chamber should seek more opportunities to invite businesses to consider relocation to Angel Fire. To achieve this maybe hold an Angel Fire Business Invitational. This would be a tour of Angel Fire commercial land. Have the Resort give tours and comp the event. Have the Angel Fire Village hold “We Are Angel Fire” intro meetings with the important people of the village. Maybe get Nancy to give sleigh ride tours.

*I had problems for a while receiving my weekly inquiries.

*Would like to see the Chamber represented on the village Economic Development committee.

Thank you to all of our members who took the time to fill out this survey! It is really good to know that you support us and believe we are doing a good job and also the areas in which we need improvement.

Mark Your November & December Calendars

Mark your November and December calendars because you don’t want to miss any of these upcoming activities and events:

Wednesday, November 11

  • Raffle Drawing Quilt by Claudette Maitland to benefit The National Veterans Wellness & Healing Center of Angel Fire

Thursday, November 26

  • Thanksgiving Dinner at Elements – Enjoy a special Thanksgiving feast from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Reservations are required due to limited seating. Please call 575-377-3055.

Saturday, November 28

  • Shop Small, Shop Local Business Saturday with Chamber sponsored scavenger hunt. More info to follow!
  • Enchanted Christmas Tree Auction and Dance – The Rotary Club of Angel Fire at the Cove Arts Center. 6:00pm – 10:00pm. Silent Auction sponsored by the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday, December 3

  • Community Christmas Tree Lighting – 3365 Mountain View Blvd, Frontier Park
  • Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce – Christmas Dinner

Thursday, December 10

  • Business After Hours – The Trailhead from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Friday, December 11

  • Angel Fire Resort – Opening Day of the Ski & Snowboard Season

Monday, December 14

  • Garden Club of Angel Fire – Christmas Dinner

Friday, December 18

  • Bear Nature Art – Ribbon Cutting Artist Reception, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Thursday, December 24

  • Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks

Thursday, December 31

  • New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks

If there are events that we are missing, please email with details for the calendars.

Happy Holidays!

Should I Join The Chamber Of Commerce

should-i-joinI want to share this article concerning the value of belonging to your local chamber. Written by Steve Boehle, owner of Mammoth Marketing, not a chamber employee, but a member of a chamber in Arizona.

Thanks, Jo

When I first started my business I was very skeptical about joining the local Chamber of Commerce. I was reading all the blog posts about how “traditional” marketing is dying and everything was moving to the mobile space. I was very skeptical about the return on value for joining the Chamber of Commerce, but they have been around since 1768, so I decided to give it a shot. Since joining, I have received more than my yearly membership price in value. The funny part is that the Chamber of Commerce is not directly associated with any revenue, but I have met the right people to succeed and grow my business.


If you are new to running a business, you might have no idea what the Chamber of Commerce is. So let’s make sure we are all on the same page. The concept of the Chamber of Commerce is simple. It is a place where local businesses get together and help each other grow, network, and get advice. All the Chamber members have a similar goal, to grow their business. There is typically a Chamber of Commerce in all cities and states. Odds are there is a Chamber in your neighborhood and the great part is you can join more than one. But what are the actual benefits of joining a Chamber of Commerce? Good questions, let’s explore that in more detail.


Since joining my local Chamber of Commerce, I have found 5 main benefits to my business.

1. High Quality Link – A Boost To SEO?

I live and breathe digital marketing. I can not get enough of it. Link building is still part of search engine optimization, even though it is starting to become less relevant. Every Chamber of Commerce has a highly visible directory that drives web traffic. By joining the Chamber of Commerce, you are able to be part of the directory and get a high-quality link from a great source to your website. The small Chamber of Commerce I belong to drives nearly 500k web hits per month. This is a highly visited site full of relevant content to my business (things Google likes). In my opinion, this link is worth the price of admission. The Chamber of Commerce can give your website a quick boost in rankings. You’d be surprised how many people check the Chamber of Commerce website first, when they are seeking information on your town and businesses.

2. Networking

Networking is not for everyone. I will admit that even to this day, I hate networking events. I make myself get out there and meet people because it is vital to my business.

I believe that the networking events through the Chamber of Commerce are a great way to source new customers.

The great part of the Chamber of Commerce is that everyone has the same goal, to make connections. I will warn you about being the guy with the half unbuttoned shirt passing out 500 business cards every event, I call him the card flipper.

Your goal must be to build relationships with people, not burn through an order from VistaPrint every meeting. Nobody really likes that guy, do things the right way, get to know people. People want to do business with people.

3. Make Business Partnerships

The reason you do not want to be the card flipper is that you are looking to build relationships. Got it! One of the best things that I have found from networking is building business partnerships and sharing leads. For example, we do marketing training and marketing plans for clients. I have met a web developer, promotional vendor (think pens, business cards, tee shirts, etc), my CPA, and even my commercial real estate agents. Did they become paying clients? No, they got advice for free. However, they send me leads all the time and vice versa, we try to promote each other whenever possible. It has turned into a great partnership and I think of them as extensions of my company. A great benefit to have.

4. Part Of Your Holistic Marketing Plan

I believe in order to be successful in marketing you must develop a holistic marketing plan. It is the only way to truly be successful. Combine the best of traditional marketing with the new inbound marketing approaches. Through the networking events (traditional) I have been able to create an automated marketing (inbound) message that closes about 5% of participants to training clients. They see the way that I do my marketing and want a piece of it for their company.

Your holistic marketing plan is important to grow your business. The Chamber of Commerce gives you tons of opportunity to create a well-oiled holistic marketing plan.

5. Advertise With An Engaged Audience

Have you ever bought an email list to get zero coupon redemptions? I thought so. Your Chamber of Commerce will give you the opportunity to use their email list or eBlast/magazine/newsletter to advertise your business. Normally this is going to be cheaper and produce better results. Because you are sending promotions to “members”, you are not going to get bad email addresses, incorrect names, or bad segmentation. These are people looking for the communications from the Chamber already and many times very engaged. I had one client, an auto repair facility, that did mailers to his direct zip code with a free oil change. He received 2 redemptions. It cost him more for the mailer than to give away the oil changes. He did the same mailer with the Chamber of Commerce and received 50 new customers. The mailer cost him half the amount and produced much better results. Remember the goal of the Chamber of Commerce is to help and most Chamber members want to help other members. So they will respond to your ads.

Bonus: Get To Know Your Community

Do you live in a community that has monthly movies in the park or sports leagues on the weekend? You don’t know? Well, let the Chamber of Commerce help. I have talked to many people at the Chamber of Commerce that are citizens, not businesses. Just like your local church, it is a great way to get to know the people in your community and get involved.
This might not directly benefit your business, but it could make your community more bearable to live in. Who knows, you might even make a friend.


The Chamber of Commerce is great for your business and great to help you get involved. It is a great way to meet other like-minded business owners. So you are ready to make the investment and get going.

I believe there are 3 things that you should start to do once you join the Chamber of Commerce.

1. Participate

You are only going to get what you put into the Chamber. Just because you pay your dues does not mean the phone is going to magically start ringing. You have to get involved in order to meet new people. Go to the networking events, attend the yearly awards dinner, and volunteer for the events that the Chamber is holding. The more you participate the higher the chances are that you will meet someone that needs your products or services.

2. Make Strategic Partnerships

This is the single most beneficial thing you can do. Find the people that you can share leads with and learn from.
Partnerships will help you business grow, there is no doubt about it.

3. Use The Resources Available

When I first joined the Chamber of Commerce, I spoke to a wise old man that grew his financial services business through the Chamber of Commerce. One thing that he told me stuck out. “Use the resources available to you.”

As his business started to grow and he was looking for a new employee, he decided it was a better idea to invite candidates to the Chamber of Commerce versus his home office, for obvious reasons. He was able to use the conference room of the Chamber of Commerce to conduct interviews and use the receptionist as his own. This wise old man used the resources in order to grow his business in a way that is not so obvious to everyone. There are tons of resources that the Chamber of Commerce provides, make sure to use them in a way that benefits you and your company.


The Chamber of Commerce is a great way to complete your holistic marketing plan. It is also a great way to grow your business. So if you are on the fence about the Chamber of Commerce, check it out. The membership fee is rather cheap. If you participate you will be able to watch your business grow and meet some really interesting people along the way.

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips For Kids & Teens

Never ever go into a stranger’s house or even ring the doorbell for treats unless your parents say that it’s ok. There are some people in life that aren’t very nice to kids and you have to be careful. Always make sure that your parents or designated supervisor are within sight when you are trick or treating.

Never go to a house that does not have their porch light turned on.

Be careful when you cross the street. Make sure to look both ways and there are no cars coming. Look out for younger siblings and friends, hold hands when crossing the street, when it is safe to cross.

If you are an older teen and are going out with your friends, make sure your parents know where you are going and who you are going with. This may seem like a pain, but your parents love you and want you to be safe.

If you can drive and are taking friends to a party, make sure that you have enough gas to get there before you leave. You don’t want to run out of gas in a dark rural place, all alone, like a bad horror movie! And be sure to have a spare tire and flashlight in your car.

If your parents give you a curfew, be home when they say. It builds trust between you and them and they are concerned with your safety. If you are going to be late, call or text and let them know.

Quarterly Membership Breakfast Meeting

We emailed out a survey to the Chamber Membership. Many people said they did not get the survey via email, or could not open it. If you haven’t had the chance to fill out a survey, we will have copies at the meeting for you.

When: Tuesday October 20, 2015 from 8:00 am to 9:00 am

Where: Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce in the foyer of the Chamber offices

3407 Mountain View Blvd.
Angel Fire, NM 87710

A results summary of the surveys we have received so far will be discussed at the quarterly membership breakfast meeting.
You said it, we will listen!

Help us make the Angel Fire Chamber the best that it can be.

Thank you!

2015 Fall Restaurant Hours

Guide To Fall Restaurant Hours

Angel Fired Pizza
3375 Mountain View Blvd. (upstairs)
Open Tues.- Thurs. 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Fri.- Sat. 11:00 am to 9:00 pm

Annie’s in the Lodge
at the Angel Fire Resort
Open Daily 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cafe Expresso
3375 Mountain View Blvd.
Open Mon.-Thurs. 6:30 am to 2:00 pm
Fri. – Sat. 6:30 am to 3:00 pm

Chianti’s Pizzaria
In the Lodge at the Angel Fire Resort
Closed until Ski Season

Elements Fine Dining
Angel Fire Country Club
Re-open December 8, 2015
(Will be open for Thanksgiving Buffet 11:00 am to 2:00 pm)

Elements Bar & Lounge
Angel Fire Resort Country Club
Open Tues.- Sat. 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Firefly Cafe
Reopen in mid-December

H2 Uptown
48 N. Angel Fire Rd.
Open Daily 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Happy Hour 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Hail’s Holy Smoked Bar B Que
3400 Mountain View Blvd.
Open Tues. – Thurs. 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Fri. 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sat. 11:00 am until we run out of food

Legend’s Grill
Om the second flooe of the Lodge at Angel Fire Resort
Open Mon.-Sat. 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Sun. (during football season) 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Next to the Golf Pro Shop
at the Angel Fire Resort Country Club & Golf Course
Open Daily 7:00 am to 4:00
thru Oct. 18, 2015

Pizza Stop
52 N. Angel Fire Rd
Open Mon. – Sat. Lunch 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Dinner 4:30 pm until close
Sun. 4:30 pm until close
Starting Oct. 19, will be
Open Thurs-Sat Lunch 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Dinner 4:30 pm to close
until Ski Season, then resume regular hours

Subway Sandwich Shop
Located inside Lowe’s Valley Market
Open Daily 7:30 am to 10:00 pm

Sunset Grille
10 Five Springs Rd
Open Weds- Sun. 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sun. 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Closing Oct 18
Reopen early to mid Dec.

The Bakery & Cafe @ Angel Fire
3420 Mountain View Blvd.
Open Sun.- Thurs. 7:00 am to 2:00 pm
Fri.- Sat. 7:00 am to 8:00 pm

The Pub n’grub
52 N. Angel Fire Rd (upstairs)
Open Fri. & Sat 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am to ??? (Football on all screens)
Mon. 5:00 pm to ??? (Monday night Football)

The Summit Haus
located at the top of the Chile Express
open the same schedule as the CXhile Express
Will close until ski season
on Oct. 18, 2015

The Village Haus
located at the base of the mountain
in the Angel Fire Resort Ski Village
Will re-open Dec. 11, 2015

Zebs Restaurant & Bar
3431 Mountain View Blvd.
Open Daily 11:00 am to 9:00 pm

Let’s Put Angel Fire On The Map!

af-on-the-mapThe Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Google to host a free workshop to help put every business in Angel Fire and the Moreno Valley on the map, including yours.

Just like being a member of the Chamber gives a business credibility, businesses that have complete business information online are twice as likely to be considered reputable by consumers. When people can find info about local businesses, our community becomes even stronger.

Join us at the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce for this FREE Workshop.

When: Thursday October 29, 2015 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Registration will begin Monday, October 12 at 9:00 am. To register, call the Chamber at 575-377-6353, or email, seating is limited.

Bring your laptop and let’s get our businesses and our addresses correct on Google.


We’d also like to give every business in town the opportunity to register with the Chamber for Small Business Saturday, November 28, 2015. We want to join with thousands of other small businesses nationwide, as we celebrate small business and encourage people to shop small, shop local. We have a scavenger hunt planned for that day, incorporating all the businesses that have signed up to participate.

Remember to Shop Angel Fire FIRST!

Angel Fire Fall Clean Up Day 2015

clean-up-day-01You’re invited to Fall Clean Up Day in Angel Fire!

Dig out your outdoor work clothes and prepare to roll up your sleeves for Angel Fire’s village-wide cleanup. The Annual Fall Clean-up Day is set for Saturday, October 10, 10:00 am to noon, rain or shine.

Neighbors of all ages can join hands with local businesses, community groups, Village leadership and staff to boost volunteerism and civic engagement across the village and improve the quality of life for all residents and visitors. “It’s a chance to spruce up our community before the snow falls,” said Angel Fire Proud Committee Clean Up Chair Janet Warner.

When: Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 10:00 am

Where: Meet at the Village Hall, 3388 Mountain View Blvd. for cleanup supplies, including gloves, bags and t-shirts.

Coffee and donuts: Come a little early to sign in and pick up supplies. Volunteers are welcome to enjoy a morning snack beginning at 9:30 am.

Lunch: After the clean up, volunteers are invited to enjoy a free “thank you lunch” at the Village Hall starting at 11:30 am. Homemade chili, corn bread, beverages and cookies will be served. Food and beverage donations from area businesses are welcome.

Contest: A $25 Gift Certificate from The Candy Store will be given to the volunteer who collects the “weirdest, most unusual” piece of trash. Kids encouraged to help!

Clean Up Day is held every Spring and Fall in Angel Fire. GGHoldings Wagon Mound, LLC and New Mexico Clean & Beautiful are also among the key partners in this annual program.