The City of Clovis Cultural & Ethnic Affairs Committee is delighted to announce a week of cultural activities to celebrate our cultural diversity. Activities begin with Batik & Tie Dye and Drums & Dance cultural workshops from July 13th-18th at the Roy Walker Gym, and will culminate in the 2015 Ethnic Fair on Saturday, July 18th, 2015 at Hillcrest Park.
The fair this year promises to be a community wide cultural celebration with something for everyone in the family. The Zoo and Splash Pad will be open free of charge to the public throughout the day. There will be cultural dance exhibits by Agalu “Spirit of Drums and Dance”, musical entertainment including Fusion Funk, La Familia Vigil and Bushido Kenyukai Taiko and a talent show sponsored by American Legion Post 117. There will also be numerous exhibits including the New Mexico Society of Buffalo Soldiers, a fun run and some wonderful food.
The 2015 Car Show is sponsored this year by Hamilton Automotive Group and will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Hillcrest.
“There are exciting, interesting and fun activities organized for the whole community during the cultural celebration week” advised Ethnic Fair Chairman, Mr. Selmus Price Friday. “Moving the event to Hillcrest Park will provide a great environment for families who would like to attend.”
This year the Ethnic Fair will include a canned food drive with the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico. All those donating canned foods will be entered into a raffle which will be drawn for prizes throughout the afternoon.
For more information regarding the Ethnic Fair activities or to register for one of the events, please contact the City Manager’s Office at (575) 769-7828. Entry forms for events are available at the Clovis/Curry Chamber of Commerce, Clovis-Carver Library and Clovis Community College.
The Comancheria movie makers will be returning to Clovis June 30th-July 2nd to complete their filming work. At the June 18th, 2015 Commission meeting, the Clovis City Commission approved the following closures relating to the movie:
June 30th, 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Main Street between 9th and 14th Streets
July 1st and 2nd, 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Main Street between 21st and 22nd Streets
Should you have any questions or comments regarding this matter, please contact the City Manager’s Office at (575) 769-7828.
As a result of recent rains, the City of Clovis Vector Control has been treating the community and surrounding area for mosquitoes each evening.
“Recent rains have created standing water in the community which, along with undergrowth and weeds has created a breeding ground for mosquitoes,” advised Mr. Pete Wilt, Building Safety Director. “The City of Clovis Vector Control is continuing to spray for mosquitoes in the evening hours when the wind is blowing less than 10 MPH. We would like to encourage the public to address areas on their properties that have standing water, undergrowth or weeds.”
The American Mosquito Control Association (ACMA) reminds the public to practice the “Three D’s” of mosquito prevention – Drain, Dress and Defend:
Drain: Remove standing water on your property which can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes
Dress: Wear long sleeves, long pants and light-colored, loose-fitting clothing
Defend: Properly apply a CDC recommended repellent such as DEET, picardin, IR 3535 or oil of lemon-eucalyptus.
The public can visit the AMCA website online for more information at www.mosquito.org. For questions or concerns regarding mosquitoes in your neighborhood, please call (575) 763-9641.