Chalk Art Festival help appreciated

October 14, 2012 • Dear Editor

Dear Editor:

The [auth] Roswell Museum and Art Center’s sixth annual Art Block Party and Chalk Art Festival was a hit once again, even on a cold and overcast day. Although the weather did cut back on our overall attendance from past years, the Chalk Art competition had the largest turnout of competitors and spectators to date.

This event takes the commitment and energy of many people. My gratitude is extended to: Stephen Ackerman, Kay Allison, Don Arganbright, Kenna Arganbright, Assistance League of Chaves County and Dru Denny, Assisteens of the Assistance League of Chaves County and Sandra Carrica, Geneva Bailey, Mary Alice Baldarrama, Fatima Barnes, Jamie Barnes and her Gateway students, Jesse Barranco, John Bassett, Loyce Bayes, Charles Bentley, Marge Bentley, Caroline Brooks, Andrew John Cecil, city of Roswell Parks and Recreation Department, city of Roswell Code Enhancement, city of Roswell Streets Department,
David Cox, Wanda Dent, Lynn Ditto, Bill Eaton, Anna Edwards, Bob Edwards, Carol Edwards, Cate Erbaugh, Aria Finch, Nancy Fleming, Debra Franks, Graham Gadzia, Jimi Gadzia, Rhonda Gardner, Melinda Gonzalez, Daniel Gomez, Kaleb Graff, Kirk Graff, Ivan Hall, Juliana Halvorson, Shelby Halvorson, Megan Heil, Jared Hembree, Ron Hillman, Dietta Hitchcock, Tracy Hutcherson, Mayor Del Jurney, Rita Kane-Doerhoefer, John LeMay, Betty Long and the Roswell Public Library, Mel Lovett, Ronee Lucas, Mary Alice Lysak,
MainStreet Roswell, Bunny Mason, Jimmy Masters and Healthy Kids of Chaves County, Deborah Melancon, Bonnie Montgomery and the Historical Foundation for Southeastern New Mexico, Ellen Moore, Naomi Padilla, Jason Perry, Bob Phillips, Gretchen Phillips, Nancy Phillips, Kaylee Price, Kendra Price, Olivia Price, Tyson Price, Deb Prince, Luke Ragsdale, Tasia Ramage,
Brinkman Randle, Roswell Centennial Committee, RISD Creative Learning Center, Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau, Roswell Humane Society, Roswell Youth ChalleNGe and Christopher Lara and James Ward, Candace Jordan Russell, Betty Shelhorse, Gene Sherwood and Roswell Astronomy Club, Rebecca Sherwood and Roswell Girl Scouts, Cindy Simmons, Mark Simon,
Spring River Park and Zoo, Anjali Suri, Kent Taylor and Roswell Jazz Festival, Texas Tenors and Roswell Symphony Orchestra, Cindy Torrez, Mike Trahan, Joyce Tucker, Tom Tutor, Mike Van Raes, Phelps and Corine White, Kim and Maria Wiggins and family, Charlene Willis, Sue Wink and Ben Yearsley. If I missed someone, I sincerely apologize.

Also, many thanks to the people and groups that helped sponsor this event including Allen Theaters, Applebee’s, Armstrong Energy, Arts Connect!, Bank of the Southwest, Big D’s Downtown Dive, Blue Bell Creameries, Cattle Baron Restaurants, Cattleman’s Southwest Steak and Seafood, Chili’s, City of Roswell, Classics Frozen Custard, Domino’s Pizza, Fat’s Burritos, Golden Corral, Hinkle, Hensley, Shanor & Martin, LLP, Hippie Chicks, Home Depot, La Quinta Inns and Suites, Majestic Communications, Martin’s Capital Cafe, McDonald’s, New Mexico Humanities Council, Pecos Flavors Winery, Pecos Valley Potters Guild, Peter Piper Pizza, Alexandra Ragsdale, Red Brick Pizza, Rib Crib, Ritter & Company, LLC, Roswell Fine Arts League, Roswell Lodgers Tax Fund, Roswell Museum and Art Center Foundation, Starbucks, Target, The Frame Shop, Tinnie Mercantile Store & Deli, Todd Memorial Trust and Walmart.


Laurie Rufe

Director, Roswell Museum and Art Center

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