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Event Supports 55 Nonprofits Community gathering shows off volunteers of the region


he Grant County Community Foundation is sponsoring a 24-hour community-giving marathon to support 55 nonprofit organizations, banded together as the Southwest New Mexico Nonprofit Coalition. These diverse nonprofits cover important gaps in governmental or private sector programs, including health and human services, literacy and work skills, arts and cultural activities, environmental conservation, and animal welfare. “Whatever cause you care most about, May 6 is the best day of the year to give back to the community,” said Betty Spence, Give Grandly co-chair. “Everyone can be a philanthropist. We all benefit from the many important services that our area nonprofits provide.” Give Grandly’s nonprofit fair is from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on

Saturday, May 6 on Seventh Street in Silver City, next to the Silver City Farmers’ Market. Participating nonprofits will have tables with staff or volunteers to highlight their work on behalf of Grant County, take cash and check donations, and answer questions about what they do. Musical entertainment and free food goodies will boost the energy to give. Computers will be set up at the fair for donors to make their tax-deductible donations to their favorite projects or to the Grant County Community Foundation at large. Anyone, anywhere can donate online at from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on May 6. In addition, a mobile texting app will be available for donating via smart phones and tablets by texting to 41444 and typing in “grandly.”

Cecilia Bell gratefully shows off her check from Give Grandly donors in support of Fort Bayard historic preservation efforts. (Courtesy Photo)


Art and Music Intermingle in Tularosa


he Tularosa Art and Music Festival, put on by the Tularosa Arts and History Council (TAHC), May 6 and 7, is intended to showcase local artists and musicians in and around the Tularosa area. Along with vending booths featuring artists’ original work, the event will include an art exhibit of the Tularosa Middle and High School art students, live music, food vendors, dance groups from the area, a hands-on weaving demonstration and a live robotics demonstration from the Tulie Tech robotics club. The entertainment features folklorico dancers and live music from six musical groups. On Saturday, Tulie Peak Trio, The Flickinger House Band and Lizard Lounge will play and on Sunday, Ed and Sky, The Simple Gift and Chris Baker will perform. This event also rekindles the Ice Cream Social remembered fondly by the Tularosa community as the TAHC will be handing out free cups of ice cream during the weekend from their information booth. The timing of the festival coincides with the Centennial celebration of the Red Brick School Building as well as the 1960s high school reunion taking place on the same weekend. On Friday evening, a fundraising dinner for the Red Brick Building Foundation will take place at Grill 49 and on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., guided tours of the 100-year-old historical Red Brick Schoolhouse. “The theme of the event is

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Cindy Broughton, TAHC member and Festival organizer spinning in preparation for a new project. (Photo courtesy Cindy Broughton)

designed to inspire  community members  of all ages with how one art medium  intermingles with another to create something else,” said Karl Vetter, event committee chairman. “It is  fascinating how each artistic endeavor can inspire another and another. A writer reads a passage and what a painter hears, appears on a canvas for all to see. Add music, film, props, costumes and presto — cinematic art. “Part of the TAHC mission is to get young  people to  get a sense of how  important  Tularosa community history is. Art in all its many forms is a recording of the past and hope for the future. Because we feel strongly about  this,  we’re also  establishing a scholarship program. It is our goal to assist young undiscovered talents in their quest

to develop  not only their artistic skills but their knowledge of the business of art.” Historic Granado  Street  will be the venue because it has such a colorful mix of local cultures and history.  The vendor booths will be exclusive to artisans that are selling what they create. “TAHC’s goal in these events is to welcome new life and prosperity into the Tularosa community for both business and neighborhoods,” Vetter said. For more information about the Tularosa Art and Music Festival visit Facebook: https:// or contact Gruger at 575-6290787 or For more information about the Red Brick Building Foundation events visit or call 575430-1640.


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