ANGEL FIRE, N.M. (Jan. 22, 2016) – Organizers at the 2nd Annual Military Winterfest are seeking volunteers to show off some Angel Fire hospitality. “Our goal is to provide the best possible experience for our veteran, active duty guests and their families,” said Lysa Hopson, Military Winterfest volunteer coordinator. “Our vets and their families have given much to our country, and this festival for them is just one way Angel Fire can say ‘thanks’ for their service.”
Hopson is building a cadre of enthusiastic volunteers who share an interest to giving back to our service members, our veterans and their families. “Whether it’s laying the groundwork for their visit to Angel Fire or assisting during the festival, any help is appreciated,” said Hopson. Volunteers are needed for the following starting February 17 through 22:
- Booth setup and teardown
- Rental Shop Ambassador
- Ski Guide
- Snowboard Guide
- Shoeshoe Guide
- Ski/Snowboard Race Helper
- Dog Handler/Helper
- Cocoa/s’mores Host
- Children’s Activities
- Dinner Host
Though Hopson has 4-hour blocks of time scheduled for each task, she said “I’d be pleased with as little as an hour of time to as much time as people want to give.” She has created a survey to help match volunteers with the right opportunity for the event. Contact Lysa at 312-402-0783 or email at email@example.com to get the ball rolling.
Military Winterfest Volunteers
Military Winterfest 2016 directly supports Angel Fire’s National Veterans Wellness & Healing Center which provides treatment for military individuals and families that suffer with Post Traumatic Stress — the “Invisible Wounds of War.”
Key partners in Military Winterfest 2016: National Veterans Wellness & Healing Center of Angel Fire, event host and organizer; the Angel Fire Resort, 5-star corporate sponsor; and funded in part by the Village of Angel Fire Lodgers Tax.
Hosted by National Veterans Wellness & Healing. It’s creative therapies have been nationally recognized for their effectiveness in treating the “Invisible Wounds of War.”
Join us at the ELKHORN LODGE of Angel Fire in the majestic Southern Rockies of New Mexico to enjoy snow-filled activities, food and live entertainment all designed to support & provide military families a well-deserved winter retreat.
Active Duty, Retired, National Guard, Reserve, Vets, Gold Star & their families are all invited to receive discounts on lodging, ski/snowboard lift tickets, rentals and lessons. Special military deals Book a “Balcony-2 Queens” room at The ELKHORN Lodge at a discounted rate call (575)377-2811. Rooms are available for as low as $80/night with proof of registration in the AF Military Winterfest. Reservations can be made ONLINE at: www.ElkhornLodge.us. (Discounted rate of $80 will be applied at check-in with proof of registration in the AF Military Winterfest.)
Veterans and their families must register to receive discounts for the week’s events. Register in Advance to Save $15 | $20/individual or $30/family. Onsite registration | $35/individual or $45/family.
Photos courtesy of Mike & Dolly Gilcrease.