First to our sponsors: Propane Sponsor: Northern New Mexico Gas, Lodging Sponsor: Resort Properties of Angel Fire, Saturday Ascension Sponsor:
Van Dyk Mortgage Corporation, Bill Vering, Sunday Ascension Sponsor: La Sierra Planning Group, Santos Martinez, Supporting Sponsor: Colfax County/Angel Fire Airport, Mary Lou Kern and Frasier MacPhee. And a special thank you to Bill Lee the amazing Balloonmeister!
To all of the Balloon Sponsors: Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce, Affordable Automotive of Angel Fire, Angel Fire Chiropractic, Angel Fire Resort, B&P Financial & Tax Services, Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties, Pete & Terry Dunavant, Guzman Energy, Highlands Residential Mortgage, In Bank, Land & Home Services, Lowe’s Valley Market, M & K Team Lindsey Land & Home, Pizza Stop, Roadrunner Tours, Slopesidedreams.com, and Gary & Jan Zientara.
A special thank you to Gil and Martha Carrillo who drove all the way to Albuquerque to pick up t-shirts so we would have them in time for the Pilot/Sponsor Reception. Thank you to Daniel Serna, Joe Costa, Joala Arnold, Penny Davey, Cindy Ward, Lola Ward, Maria Curry, and Jay Mitchell for making homemade soup for the Pilot/Sponsor Reception. And a special thank you to Peggy Poling and Brian Kimsey for opening their venue, Wheeler Peak Lodge, for the Pilot/Sponsor Reception.
Thank you to Just Joe’s Coffee for setting up each morning at the airport, thank you to the ladies from the Lutheran Church who provided burritos for the pilots each morning, thank you to all those who volunteered every morning with parking patrol, those who helped set up and take down the equipment required at all locations, thank you to those who worked overtime hours to ensure each duty and task was done such as blocking streets, setting trash cans & bins, moving big trucks to anchor the tether balloons, moving chairs and tables from the community center and back, hanging banners, placing signage, the extra effort put forth by the employees of the Village of Angel Fire, the people who volunteered to help with each task, those who volunteered to crew for balloons, the Visitor Center, the Angel Fire Fire Department, the Angel Fire Police Department, the Community Center, Streets Department, Solid Waste Department, Water Department and everyone in finance and admin that volunteered and worked overtime. I hope that we did not forget anyone because you are all rock stars!
And thank you to the Board of Directors of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce for putting together the new street fair event, Mimosa’s On Mainstreet. We think it will be the perfect event within the event for years to come!
Great job everyone!
Jo Mixon, Mayor
Cindy Ward, Angel Fire Visitor Center