Farmington Chamber Chat: Chile fest a success; now, on to the Christmas Parade

Audra Winters
Audra Winters

Thank you to everyone that came out, sponsored, volunteered, and cooked at this year’s Chile in October.  The Chamber’s Promotions and Special Events committee did an outstanding job.  
Everyone enjoyed fabulous red chili, green chili, Homestyle chili and salsa. There was great music and beautiful weather. 
We had 14 cooks, 23 different kinds of chilies and salsas to taste and over 700 attended the event.  
If you missed it you can check out pictures on the Chamber Facebook page. Congratulations to all of our chili and salsa winners.  

People’s Choice
Red-Kipp Rix
Green-Amber Baca
Salsa-Andrew Montoya
Homestyle-Andy Evans

Red- 1st Bobby Stradling, 2nd Geoffrey Newman, 3rd Kipp Rix
Green-1st Ron Rosen, 2nd Andy Evans, 3rd Peggy Nechero
Salsa-1st Sylvia Velarde, 2nd Brian DeWitt, 3rd, Lana Duran
Homestyle-1st Jeff Ring, 2nd Andy Evans, 3rd, Wayne Hellberg

Best Booth

Kipp Rix

Shop locally
Hopefully by now you have started or at least thought about your Christmas shopping and you are finding that shopping right here in Farmington is the only way to shop.  There is nothing like getting out and finding the perfect gift and knowing that you are helping a local business and the economy in your town.  

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held recently for the new Starbucks at 2900 E. Main Street.

Christmas parade Nov. 30

Speaking of Christmas the Farmington Christmas parade will be held on Thursday, Nov. 30t at 5:45 p.m. on Main Street. It will be a “Jolt Your Jingle” theme. 
There will be bands, floats, and most importantly, Santa Claus. Come out and enjoy the beginning of the Holiday Season.  
This parade is sponsored by our good friends at Northern Edge Casino, WPX Energy and Nate Duckett with Farmers Insurance. If you would like to participate in this year’s parade, please call the Chamber for more information.

Remember, you can always stop by the Chamber office for all the latest news that is happening in the community, or give us a call. Our office is located at 100 W. Broadway and our phone number is 505-325-0279. We would love to see you. The Farmington Chamber is organized for the purpose of serving and advancing the civic and business interest of the City of Farmington and the Four Corners region.

Audra Winters is President/CEO of the Farmington Chamber of Commerce.

Here's an image from the ribbon cutting event for Positive Change Guide Consulting.