Dateline: Saturday, September 13, 2014 – Columbus NMPictured in readiness to greet visitors to the FASF table is new First Aero member, July McClure, owner of the widely known Tumbleweed Theater and one of Columbus’ most popular entertainers. Above is Mayor Philip Skinner (seated at right center) along with standing dignitaries, (L to R); NM Representatives Donna Irwin and Rudy Martinez; City Trustee Bill Johnson; Mrs. Sanchez and Mayor Sanchez of Palomas, Mexico, and City Trustee, Bruce D’Salas, after signing an agreement with Western New Mexico Univesity (WNMU) to offer classes in Columbus for the first time. Shaking Mayor Skinner’s hand is WNMU’s President, Dr. Shepard. Columbus’ Mayor proudly presents the newly crowned Miss Columbus contest winner, Tonya Moreno, along with the event’s organizers, (L to R) Señora Sanchez, the Mayor’s wife, Mrs.Diana Skinner, Ms. Moreno, Columbus Mayor Skinner and Mayor Sanchez of Palomas, Mexico.
Today, Saturday, September 13, 2014, dawned unseasonably cool and cloudy as Columbus residents and various local area organizations set up their tables and display booths in the old school’s Gym Building. This was the first Palomas (Mexico) – Columbus joint bi-national Fiesta Day – and it was a pronounced success, with the Gym facility being heavily populated with local Columbus, Palomas and Deming citizens, who even witnessed the crowning of this year’s new “Miss Columbus.” Volunteering to staff the FASF table at the event were FASF members Dr. Kathleen Martín, July McClure, Roy Mantei and Ric Lambart. As locals stopped to inquire about the FASF, some became enthusiastic enough to sign up as new members.
Please let any one of the Board members know if you’d also like to help out on any of our upcoming public events. It’s fun and one gets to meet lots of interesting visitors – and maybe even help them see the many good reasons to join the FASF. The next big event at which we’ll need all the volunteers we can muster will be at the Amigo Airsho, at Santa Teresa International Jetport on November 1 and 2nd of this coming November. As of this date we only have five (5) volunteers signed up, so please join the Air Show crew. We need your help!