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Springer Chamber of Commerce sets summer events

SPRINGER — The Springer Chamber of Commerce held its monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 10, and discussed upcoming events: the Colfax County Fair, monthly community yard sales, the summer concert series, plans for the Fourth of July, and plans for a farmers market. The Colfax County Fair is August 5-9 and the group discussed plans for its float. The chamber, in conjunction with the County Fair Association, is organizing the Fair Parade, to be held Satuday morning, August 8. The theme is “Cowboy Boots and Country Roots.” In conjunction with the fair, Mayor of Springer Fernando Garcia is planning another “Fallen Heroes Freedom” walk/run like the one held on Memorial Day. The cost of a run is $5 per person and includes a T-shirt, key chain, and water bottle. This run will also be August 8. Sign-up is between 7 and 7:25, and the race begins at 7:30 am, with start and finish at Museum Park. Proceeds will go toward refurbishing POW Park on the west side of town. Participants will be back in time to watch the parade as it passes by the park. The

chamber’s monthly community yard sales for the summer will be from 9 am – 2 pm on June 27, July 18, and August 15, at Museum Park, thanks to Mayor Garcia. Set up is free for anyone interested in selling unwanted treasures. Participants should set up along the perimeter of the park to preserve the grass. Bake sales will be included at all yard sales. For July 4, the chamber is holding a craft show in Museum Park, as well as talent show/karaoke competion and a dance. Those with booths should set up before 10 am as the show will run from 10 – 3 pm. The fee is $10/booth due on the day of the show. The talent show/karaoke competion is during the day while the craft show is going on. Prizes are $15 for first place, $10 for second place, and $5 for third place. It is open for all ages with no entry fee. They are also working on having a bouncy house available for the kids. Landon Newton and Tracy Crawford will be singing that afternoon and Newton said the chamber could use his PA system for the talent show. Although details are still being worked out, the chamber has commissioned J.R. “The Wildman” Herrera to D.J. for the 4th of July dance, held from 9 pm to midnight on the 4th. The chamber is setting up a farmers market for the community. The first farmers market of the season will be on June 27 from 8 am to noon at Museum Park, and is being held in conjunction with the community yard sale. The market will welcome vendors of all kinds to sell their fresh produce and vegetables as well as jams, jellies, honey – anything they grow or make and want to sell. The chambers’ first free “Concert in the Park” this summer was held on Memorial Day, May 25, and featured the group, Purple Sage. The next free concert will be held on Saturday, June 27 with country duo Mike Glassman and Harold Keith performing. On Friday, July 10, Ry Taylor will be featured, and on Saturday, August 15, Debbie and Robert Chavez will perform gospel. All concerts are free and go from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The chamber provides concessions for the concert. Come out and enjoy the music! The state confirmed the chamber’s application for 501(c)(6) status has been received, and they will hear back within 90 days. It can take up to six months for these types of applications to be finalized, but the chamber is on their way to achieving this important status. The chamber recognizes a local business each month after their regular monthly meeting. This month 4T’s Pilot Transport Service was honored. (see related article below) The next meeting will be at noon on July 8 at Luna Community College, 516 Maxwell Avenue, and Wells Fargo Bank will be honored immediately after the meeting. Please stop by Wells Fargo Bank in Springer at 1 pm for cake and a chance to celebrate this business. For more information, contact Anna Phillips at or 575-643-6401 or visit