By Jo Mixon, Executive Director
Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce
SNOW… it’s what’s in the forecast! I have already had to shovel the snow off of my deck twice this year, in October! Excitement is in the air as we head into the winter season.Wax up your skis and boards, pull out your winter gear and plan to be skiing/snowboarding down the mountain at the Angel Fire Resort on Opening Day, December 13, 2013.
The Village of Angel Fire will look magical this Holiday season. Everything will be festively lit and the credit goes to the Angel Fire Beautification “Angel Fire Proud” committee. This committee and Tracy Orr, Angel Fire Village Sales and Marketing Director, together have collected $15,220 for new Holiday decorations. Seventy-six businesses and individuals are participating in this program. Tracy said, “We have collected for the following items: 41 garlands with bows (for our street lamps), 25 banners (both summer & winter), 10 lighted snowflakes, 1 lighted skier (thanks to the members and friends of the Angel Fire Chamber) and 53 wreaths.” All of the wreaths will be delivered before December 5, the date everyone is asked to light up! In coordination with this effort, the Chamber is sponsoring a Holiday Decoration Contest. Not only do we want our streets to look amazing, we’d like every business and residence in Angel Fire to join the celebration. The deadline for entering the contest is November 22, 2013.
The evening of Thursday, December 5 will be a night to remember! First, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, we’ll all meet at Village Hall for the Tree Lighting Ceremony. We’ll enjoy hot chocolate and cookies as we gather together. Immediately following, we’ll all head over to the Community Center for the Enchanted Christmas Tree Festival sponsored by the Sangre de Cristo Chronicle. This annual event helps many local non-profits and charities with donations made from the tree auction. This year all of the money collected at the door will be donated to the Angel Fire Beautification committee. Appetizers will be served and “The Damn Band” will play from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
Mark your November and December Calendars because you don’t want to miss any of these up-coming activities and events:
Monday, November 11, 2013
Monthly Garden Club meeting 9:30 am to Noon at the First National Bank. The theme is “Treasury of Trees”. It promises to be a fun/creative meeting. Members and guests will be decorating 7 small tabletop Christmas trees under the guidance of Debbie Dean. If you have miniature ornaments to donate, please bring them to the meeting or drop them off at the Visitor’s Center before Saturday November 9th. The trees are red, red/gold, white/silver, white/red and jewel tones. Please bring scissors and a glue gun if you have one. Refreshments begin at 9:30 am, the business meeting is from 10:00-10:30 then the decorating begins.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Quarterly Chamber Membership Breakfast – 8:00 am to 9:00 am in the foyer of Centro Plaza by the Chamber office. All Chamber members are invited to join us for free breakfast burritos and coffee and a quick informative meeting. We will also have a TRUE date set for the Chamber Christmas Party at that time.
Wednesday November 13, 2013 & Every Wednesday Until December 4, 2013
Open Dance for Couples, Shall We Dance presents Open Dance for all couples 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in Elements at the Country Club for $5 per couple. These Wednesday sessions feature East Coast Swing, Waltz and Foxtrot, will conclude on December 4th with a Christmas dance. For more information, call 575-377-2443.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Blood Drive – The Rotary Club of Angel Fire is co-hosting a Blood Drive with the Angel Fire Resort. 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. It will take place at the Angel Fire Resort in Conference Rooms A & B on the 2nd floor. You may pre-schedule an appointment by contacting Mike Liddle at email@example.com. or Mikayla Ortega, United Blood Services of New Mexico. 575-770-2673. Thank-you for giving!
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Arts n’ Carafe Art Class with Katherine McDermott at Angel Fired Pizza. 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Paint a picture as you enjoy a glass of wine with your friends! $30.00 per person, Reservations are required. Call 575-377-6273 for more information.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Thanksgiving in Elements, Enjoy a special Thanksgiving feast 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm in Elements at the Country Club. Reservations are required due to limited seating. Please call 575-377-3055.
Saturday November 30, 2013
Calling All Flakes Festival, Help call in another great snow season! Everyone is invited to this AAFPO member social event and admission is free. First the Angel Fire Ski & Snowboard Team will be holding their annual ski swap and bake sale from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Garden Court. Then enjoy fun, food, a bouncing house and a play by the students of Eagle Nest Elementary School. A bonfire will take place on the employee parking lot after dark.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Chamber Business After Hours at the Trailhead, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. 48 N. Angel Fire Rd. Start the season with a Trailhead party! Food, fun, networking, and live music.
Friday, December 13, 2013
Opening Day of the Winter Season First day to ski or snowboard for the winter season.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks, Bundle up the family and join us at the base of the ski mountain for our annual Torchlight Parade followed by Fireworks. And keep an eye out – Santa & Mrs. Claus have been known to join in the festivities! Thanks to the Village of Angel Fire and Angel Fire Resort for sponsoring this fun event.
If I’ve forgotten an event or its not yet posted, bookmark www.angelfirechamber.org and follow our Calendar of Events.
If you are not yet a member of the Chamber of Commerce, consider joining. We’d love for you to be a part of this awesome group of area businesses and individuals!