RMAC prepares for alien invasion

June 16, 2014 • Local News

The Roswell Museum and Art Center is getting ready for the UFO Festival weekend, but volunteers are still needed for the July 5 costume c[auth] ontests.

Museum Director Michael Hall told the RMAC Board of Trustees on Monday that the museum is hosting the Pet and Human Costume Contests this year on July 5.

“We definitely need some help, so feel free to sign up,” Hall told the trustees.

The Pet Contest will be held at 10 a.m. outdoors on the north lawn of Roswell Civic Center and the Human Contest will be held inside Roswell Civic Center at 3 p.m. and the museum needs volunteers to work both events.

The event is free to the public and the emcee this year will be Sharon Bell, according to the UFO Festival website,

Registration will be at the Roswell Museum and Art Center.

The top three pets will be awarded trophies, and Best Pet Alien receives $50, according to the website.

In the Human Contest, there are two age divisions — Child (toddler to 16 years) and Adult. First-place winners in each age division and creative category receive $50 and a trophy. Second-place winners receive a trophy.

First-place contestants from the various categories vie for the Best Alien Award of $250.

For more information or to register, contact the Roswell Museum and Art Center at 624-6744.

Hall also thanked board member Bill Siders for taking him on a tour of the New Mexico Military Institute.

“I am trying to work out a coordinated effort with NMMI’s archives, so that we could perhaps have a special exhibit of some of their collection,” Hall said. The college has a Peter Hurd painting, and Hall said he would like to some day exhibit NMMI’s art at the museum.

“They have some amazing resources over there,” Hall said.

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