The City of Aztec has announced it will be hosting Santa Claus during its annual Christmas Festival. Scheduled for Friday, Dec. 13, Santa will lead the town’s popular Main Avenue light parade and will be on hand for all the boys and girls later that evening at the town’s holiday events.
“Christmas in Aztec is always a very, very special time of the year,” said Aztec City Manager Joshua Ray. “Santa will be riding the Big Red Fire Truck, hot chocolate will be flowing, and lots more will happen afterward at the Aztec Family Center. It’s all free, and it’s going to be fabulous.”
Aztec’s Christmas Parade starts at 6 p.m. on Main Avenue. Float entry is free; groups, businesses and individuals are asked to sign up at the Aztec Visitor Center or call (505) 334-9551. This year’s event title is “A Few of Our Favorite Things!”
In addition, the event will include:
• Christmas Carnival at the Aztec Boys & Girls Club, 311 S. Ash Ave., from 3:30-5 p.m. Event includes games, prizes and holiday fun. FREE.
• Aztec Library X-Mas Fest, 319 S. Ash Ave., from 6-8 p.m. There will be crafts to make, stories to read, fingers to print (by the Aztec Police department), drawings for prizes, refreshments and entertainment. Santa also will be there to bring joy to all the good boys and girls. FREE.
• San Juan College East Fest, 315 S. Ash Ave., from 7-7:45 p.m. Event will include a concert by Chokecherry Jam, which will perform its special blend of bluegrass music. Bonus: hot cocoa and holiday cookies. FREE.
AHS PlayMakers presents:
A Seussified Christmas Carol by Peter Bloedel
When do you ask? On December 12th and 13th at 7p.m. and on December 14th at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Where you ask? At Aztec High School’s very own multi-purpose room (500 E Chaco St., Aztec).
This is a whimsical reinvention of Dickens' most beloved Christmas story in wacky rhymed couplets. With zoot fruited juices and binka bird geese, from Bed-Headed Fred to Timmy Loo Hoo, this tale of glorious holiday cheer is similar to something Dr. Seuss might have come up with - if he ever had his way with the story.
Our cast and crew would like you to know that in our show you will notice there is some fog. Yes a fog machine will be used, but it is only water based so it will not cause you harm! This is a crazy, wacky, silly performance. So come join The Scrooge (David J. Garcia) as he faces the ghost of Christmas past (Hannah Elsbury), the ghost of Christmas present (Erika McReynolds), and the ghost of Christmas future (Prizm Cohoe) while they take him on a self-examining journey. AHS PlayMakers hope to see you there!
Admission is 3 cans of food and $3 per person or $5 per person. For more information contact (505) 334-9414 at extension 1327.
Sammy Cordova Benefit Dinner
Benefit Dinner for twelve year old Sammy Cordova, McGee Park, Friday, December 13th – 6 pm
On Sunday, November 10, a family’s worst nightmare was visited upon the Cordova family of Farmington. Twelve year old Sammy Cordova, was critically hurt in a very serious motorcross accident at the Aztec Motorcross Race Track. Now in the Albuquerque UNM Pediatric Hospital, Sammy is in ECU, and as of November 19th, was in a coma and on life support. In the accident he broke his left arm, wrist, ribs and pelvis. His left lung was punctured and he suffered severe head trauma and internal bleeding.
A 7th grader at Mesa View Middle School, Sammy is a model student with good grades. He has been riding since he was two and has been racing since he was six. He is top in two motor cross divisions with his goal to become a pro Motorcross racer. After the accident, he was airlifted from the crash site, and flown from SJRMC Hospital to the UNM Pediatric Hospital in Albuquerque, where he has a long road ahead of him, remaining in the hospital for several months, while he undergoes many surgeries and recovers from his serious injuries.
Please show your support for Sammy and his
family. This is a lot of injuries for such a young person to endure, and a hardship for his family both emotionally and financially. To assist the family with the overwhelming medical bills and travel expense, a bank account has been opened in the name of Sammy Cordova Benefit Account at Wells Fargo Bank.
For more information, call 327-5704.
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