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Switch on the Holidays crowdThank You

From the office of Tourism and Economic Development: A special thanks goes to Tim Collver, Reed Weimer, Wes Haydon, Elizabeth Rodrigs and Shelby Werley for their assistance in making the "Switch On The Holidays" during the Thanksgiving weekend a huge party to start off the winter season in Red River!

A large crowd turned out to enjoy the tree lighting, the appearance of Santa and the refreshments that made a chilly evening warm.

What A Sight!

Kudos to the members of the Town of Red River crew who did an excellent job of decorating Brandenburg Park and making the "Switch On The Holidays" event on Thanksgiving night such a wonderful success!
The park will be lit through the holiday season for the enjoyment of visitors and locals alike.

You Are Invited!

A message from the Facebook page of Susan Hogrefe: "The town dinner is Thursday the 7th of December. At 6:00 we eat! I’m sure everyone knows the drill! But for our wonderful new Red Riverites here ya go!

"You may come in starting at 10:00 am to pick out a table to decorate. Or you may just pick a table to put your name on. There should be 10 chairs to a table. This is a pot luck, Please bring 2  dishes of your favorite thing that you like to make a lot of!  Example: deviled eggs and enchiladas, or salad and apple pie, or baked beans and hotdogs… the Calhoun family through Der Markt will be supplying the hams again! Thank you Ted and  Mayor Linda!

"The theme is Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree. And let’s bring out the “ugly Christmas sweaters” this year for fun! Or the Poodle skirts and such… The School will have something fabulous for our entertainment. And of course Pam Towry Church will be there with the Cimarron Band playing music while we eat!"

Heads Up!

The only recycling bin that will be available in the municipal parking lot will be the cardboard bin. Items that can be placed in this bin include old corrugated cardboard, brown paper bags and brown packing paper.

Now That's A Deal

The Red River Ski & Summer Area opens full-time on Friday, December 8, and is in a dealin' mood, so be advised to make plans now.

Deal Days offers great prices on lift tickets during the coming weekend, December 8-10!

College Days, December 8-17, and January 1-15, are a great way for matriculators to relax and prepare for the coming term.

During this time lift tickets and rental equipment are discounted, just bring your valid Student ID or proof of enrollment. Call 575-754-2223 or www.redriverskiarea.

Make Plans Now!

Plans are already in action for the annual New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Red River for all ages. Starting with the annual New Year's Eve Torchlight Parade and Big Fireworks Display at Red River Ski Area, the festivities kick into full swing.

The focus heads to the Red River Community House for an Old-Fashioned New Year's Eve Party organized by the Red River Chamber of Commerce. Located in the big, log building in the center of town, kids of all ages can enjoy pizza, music and games. A countdown ball drops at midnight Eastern time (10 p.m. in Red River) allowing even the youngest celebrants to greet the New Year Baby before heading to bed!

Cokie

The Miner has learned at press time that H. Rosemary "Cokie" Brandenburg Dickinson passed away Saturday, December 2.

More info in next week's Miner as soon as available.