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Hello from Bloomfield!

Spring fever – at last! I think winter is finally gone and spring is here – and we are on the fast track to summer!

On April 15th we had our annual Easter Egg-citement for the kids.  It even included a visit from the Easter Bunny.   We hid over 5,000 eggs and candy and had children from ages 2 to 12 happily hunting eggs.  A huge thanks to all of our volunteers – we could not do this without you – you all helped make this a successful event once again!

Our April General Meeting was a great success.  Thanks to our speakers Senator Bill Sharer and Representative Paul Bandy – who enlightened us on what happened in the general session and what they hope to accomplish in the special session.  Theirs is not an easy job, with the budget shortages.  But they both represent the citizens of San Juan County with enthusiasm – we appreciate all of our legislators!

Plans are coming together for Bloomfield Days. Please take time out of your busy schedule to come and enjoy the many activities.  Friday night, May 12th is Kids’ Night Out from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be games, karaoke, an obstacle course (hosted by the Bloomfield Police Department), water spraying (thanks to the Bloomfield Fire Department), food and more. The majority of the events are no charge to the kids. Saturday the 13th, vendors and live music will be in Salmon Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and topping off the festivities is our annual Duck Race at 2 p.m.. Bring your lawn chairs and sun screen and come to Salmon Park for a fun filled day. Also, if you need the vendor form – just call Amy at 632-0880 – and she will get you the form.

June 16th to 18th, the Chamber will be hosting our 10th Annual San Juan River Balloon Rally. If you would like to sponsor a balloon, please call the Chamber at 632-0880 – it is truly an experience of a lifetime to host a balloon. Friday, Saturday and Sunday the balloons will launch at approximately 7 a.m. – don’t be late – they are known to launch early. Our rally comes complete with a Balloon Glow (weather permitting) on Saturday night. We are still needing event and balloon sponsors. It truly is the experience of a lifetime!

Best wishes for a wonderful May!

Janet Mackey is the Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce Board President.

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