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The Otero County Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will take place at Corinth Baptist Church Saturday, January 18th at 3:00 p.m.
The walk is going to take place Monday and will start at the Boy's and Girl's Club to City Hall and back with Mayor Boss doing a proclamation for this special day.
Finally, people who would like to honor Martin Luther King with a brief speech will be allowed to do so after the Mayor completes the proclamation.
This week I had the opportunity to attend a few events to see how the city of Alamogordo operates during the year and especially in the last month of the year. On Tuesday, December 3rd, I attended a training sponsored by the Otero County Community Health Council at 10:30 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. heard a presentation from the Presbyterian Medical Services regarding mental health services and new regulations for the state and local communities.
That evening, Alamogordo High School (AHS) held the dedication service to rename the AHS Tiger Pit after the Lawrence E. Johnson. It was heartwarming to see all the family and sponsors who gathered to celebrate this occasion. Mr. Johnson’s children, sisters, nephews and cousins all stated that it was great to be here to honor his legacy and appreciated all the kind and generous people who made it possible. Superintendent Perry was one of the great supporters who made this celebration possible.
Thursday, December 5th, I attended the 13th Annual Winter Wonderland Fundraising Auction at the First American Bank with all the proceeds to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Otero County. One of my favorites was Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas tree. The room was filled with people who were ready and eager to bid on trees, wreaths and other items made for this evening. What I saw was a genuine effort to support the Boys and Girls Club by the citizens of Alamogordo. This bidding process was outstanding.
Finally, on Saturday I attended the Olde Fashion Christmas in the historic downtown Alamogordo. The weather was wonderful and the crowd was outstanding. It appears that the crowds are growing in a good way and the atmosphere reminds you of community.