The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce is putting together a memorable Christmas production, which should be viewable early this week from the Chamber’s Facebook and web page. It will be a virtual Christmas on the Pecos tour and provide a fun, local viewing event for those who miss the annual tour.
For several decades now, thousands of guests have marveled at the light displays during their annual visit to Christmas on the Pecos. It has been a great event for our community in terms of promoting winter tourism and offering our own residents a fun holiday experience. It’s also a celebration of our homeowners, small businesses and other organizations coming together every year to make it happen. Finally, Christmas on the Pecos has always provided an opportunity for many of our local artists to display and sell some of their creations.
We didn’t get to do a full Christmas on the Pecos this year, though some individuals have donated their time by providing private rides along the river. Still, this year’s virtual tour will provide a special opportunity for many to take pride in the Pecos River.
We received an update from Carol Worley and everyone with Epsilon Sigma Alpha Zeta Nu on their outstanding Packs for Hunger program.
“Ten years ago, when we first started this program, we had 10 students,” Worley writes. “Now, at this Christmas holiday we have 330.”
This year, due to COVID and so many people facing reduced work hours, Packs for Hunger has tried to add at least one family meal per week. The Christmas boxes each weighed about 50 pounds, and Carol wanted to give a very special thank you to the Carlsbad and Loving school districts for helping with distribution. Carol also thanked the Albertsons A team and Devon Energy for their recent support. Thanks again from our entire community to Carol and Wayne Worley for this incredible labor of love.
Eddy County Commissioner Susan Crockett’s second term is coming to an end this week, and we want to thank her for everything she did for this community. Susan did an outstanding job serving the citizens of Eddy County and Carlsbad. She was a team player in every sense of the word, and she worked hard to bring the city, county, Chamber and Department of Development together for the betterment of everyone. From nuclear and energy issues, to road improvements and beautification, to educational efforts, Susan was always the first in line to help. We look forward to working closely with Susan Crockett in the future.
Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway