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PBJ float

Families and staff with PB&J Family Services get ready to ride in this year's Bernalillo Christmas parade. Photo by Dina Ma'ayan.

Christmas parade winners

—Town of Bernalillo

Congratulations to all who participated in helping make Bernalillo’s holiday events another resounding success. Everyone was a winner; from the children’s choirs who help make our Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony warm and special, to the shoppers and arts and crafts vendors, to the heartwarming good old fashioned bonfire with warm cider and bizcochitos at the end of the Christmas parade, to the 26 ‘floats’ entries. The parade float winners were as follows:

Youth Category

  • 3rd Place—Bernalillo Middle School Basketball
  • 2nd Place—Bernalillo Middle School Cheerleaders
  • 1st Place—PMS Bernalillo Head Start

Commercial Category

  • 3rd Place—Rose’s Pottery House
  • 2nd Place—DC Entertainment
  • 1st Place—Bernalillo Feed

Non-Commercial Category

  • 3rd Place—Sandoval County DWI
  • 2nd Place—UNM Los Alamos/Bernalillo
  • 1st Place—Eddie Torres

Vehicle Category

  • 3rd Place—Mosses
  • 2nd Place—Chevy Club
  • 1st Place—Bikes

The BEST OF THEME winners were:

  • 3rd Place—Our Lady of Sorrows
  • 2nd Place—Youth Conservation Corp (YCC) - authentic adobe float with a working ‘horno’
  • 1st Place—The Bernalillo Public Schools and the ‘Bus of Lights’

Douglas Gullino and Patricia Chavez

Incoming chairman of the board, Douglas Gullino of Lovelace Healthcare with Bernalillo Mayor Patricia Chávez.

GSCCC celebrates the holidays

The Greater Sandoval County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas party was held on Thursday, December 17 and was hosted by Chamber Member Jennifer Delaney, owner of Rio Woodworks, at her place of business in Bernalillo.

There were almost forty Chamber members in attendance, including current chairman of the board Herb Crosby, incoming chair Douglas Gullino, and board member Lorie Guthrie. Mayor Patricia Chávez, representing the Town of Bernalillo, a member of the Chamber, stopped by to wish the members a Merry Christmas.

The Chamber would like to thank Darrel Worley, manager of the Albertsons on Enchanted Hills in Rio Rancho—also a member of the Chamber—who donated deli trays of food and fruit for the event. Laura Lingad, manager of the Bernalillo Flying Star Café in Bernalillo—another Chamber member—donated wonderful desserts for the event, for which the Chamber is very grateful.

Beep and bop winter session begins

“Beep and Bop,” a music and movement program for children ages one through five and their parents or caregivers, will start January 6 at 10:00 a.m. at the Esther Bone Memorial Library. This thirty-minute weekly program uses songs, instruments, and toys to reinforce emergent reading skills by simply having fun! Concepts of rhythm, sound, up, down, stop, start, and teaching children to follow directions have never been so lively. The winter session begins January 6 and ends February 24.

This is a free program series. Participants must register for each program in the series. Registration for each Wednesday’s program will begin the previous Monday. Registration will continue until that program is full.

For more information, visit the Esther Bone Memorial Library at 950 Pinetree Road SE in Rio Rancho or call Youth Services at 891-5012, ext 4. All children’s programs at Rio Rancho public libraries are free to the public. This program has been generously funded by the Friends of the Library.






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