Harvest Festival At Wildlife West 8.16-17.14

Pie donations needed for pie auction on Aug 16th Chuckwagon
From: Wildlifewest Park <wildlifewestpark@msn.com>
Date: Monday, August 4, 2014 9:39 AM
Subject: Wildlife West Harvest Fest 8/16 & 17

Harvest Festival at Wildlife West


The annual Harvest Festival is coming up on Saturday and Sunday, August 16-17, 2014, at Wildlife West Nature Park, in Edgewood. It’s a time to celebrate the area’s culture, traditions and agricultural heritage. Visitors will experience the rich history of the pinto bean farming in the Pinto Bean Museum, which displays antique bean processing equipment, farming artifacts and historic local photos. The Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Foundation provided funding for the museum and the collection of farming equipment.


The Festival opens on Saturday morning with a tractor parade beginning at 9 a.m. at Wildlife West, traveling west along historic Route 66 and ending at the Tractor Supply Company. The tractor games will be held on Sunday this year, beginning at 2 p.m. on the field in front of the historic Pinto Bean Barn.


Visitors can stroll through the park and have fun experiencing an old west atmosphere. They can explore a replica of the western town of Venus (original name of Edgewood), and see blacksmith demonstrations, weaving and spinning demonstrations, and antique cars and trucks. Also on showcase will be old iron tractors, steam engines, corn shellers and other historic ranch equipment.


Other activities include behind the scenes black bear tours, snake and reptile identification presentations by the New Mexico Herpetological Society, and artistic chainsaw techniques demonstration by Mark Chavez, renowned chainsaw artists. Then take an old-fashioned hayride around the park. There will be games for children, opportunity to experience wildlife up close, and artists and vendors.


Anasazi Fields Winery will be on hand on Saturday for wine tasting. Throughout the weekend, the Knights of Columbus volunteers will serve up pinto beans, fresh sweet corn, and hamburgers and hot dogs.


Don’t miss the Chuckwagon Dinner Show on Saturday, 6 – 9 p.m. Come early for the activities during the day and stay for the evening free-flight peregrine falcon show, pie auction, barbeque dinner and Holy Water & Whiskey western-swing music concert. Reservations for the dinner show are required by 2 p.m. on the day of the show. Chuckwagon tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors, $12 for children 5-11, and kids under 5 are free.


All activities throughout the weekend, except for the Chuckwagon dinner show, are included with regular admission to the park: $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 students and children under 5 are free. Music performances are presented in a covered all-weather amphitheater. Plus free dry camping and parking.

 Pie donations needed for pie auction on Aug 16th Chuckwagon

Wildlife West is located just 25 minutes east of Albuquerque, off Interstate-40 and legendary Route 66 in Edgewood. For more information at visit http://www.wildlifewest.org or call 505-281-7655 or toll-free 1-877-981-WILD (9453).

Pie donations needed for pie auction on Aug 16th Chuckwagon

Harvest Festival:

When: Saturday & Sunday, August 16 & 17, 2014
Where: Wildlife West Nature Park, 87 North Frontage Road, Edgewood, NM
Saturday 8/16
9 a.m. Tractor Parade
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wildlife tours, snake & reptile identification presentations, games for kids, tractor & machinery displays, blacksmith demonstrations, food and wine tasting
6 p.m. Free-flight peregrine falcon show
7 p.m. Chuckwagon dinner (must RSVP by 2 pm day of show)
8 p.m. Holy Water & Whiskey western music
Sunday 8/17
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wildlife tours, snake identification presentations, games for kids, tractor & machinery displays, blacksmith demonstrations, & food vendors
2 p.m. Tractor games



Edgewood Chamber Friday Blast 6.20.14

  Friday Blast
    June 20 , 2014
The Edgewood Chamber
…working for you!We are sad to announce that our President Chris Hopper has resigned from the board due to increased responsibilities
at his business Mail and Copy.
Vice President Robin Markley, owner of BeeHive homes will assume the responsibilities of President until January of 2015, when the board will elect a new set of officers.
Chris, we all appreciate the hard work and dedication you have devoted to the Chamber and thank you for all you do!


Thanks for all who attended our
June Mixer

last evening
Hosted by Sigala’s
Martial Arts
What a wonderful demonstration by the talented children who attend Sigalas!
Our hosts Nicole and Mr Sigala were very gracious and those who attended received a wonderful gift from Sigala’s.

We are proud to have you as members of the Chamber, and recommend that all members stop by to see just what they offer the community.  All ages are welcome.

Also, thanks to State Representative Jim Smith and Town Councilor Rita Loy Simmons for attending.  The evening was unique and fun!

 Economic Development

Edgewood residents and businesses are filling out the Economic needs study!  Thank you to all who have taken a few minutes to fill out this important study for the future of our community! If you haven’t done it yet, please 


Click below:

Economic Development Survey


Tell folks you know that the survey is available on the Edgewood Chamber website, and on the Town of Edgewood Website under Economic Development as well as here.

Deadline for the survey information
June 30.

After the data is gathered, we will prepare an Economic Impact Preparation Recommendation Report which will be used by our committee and leaders to help determine what’s next for Edgewood!


Leadership Edgewood

Graduation will take place on July 18

at the beautiful home of

Peggy and Skip Mead.

We’re hoping to announce our very special guest speaker next week soon.




Coming Soon!
Chamber decals for members to place in your windows to announce that you are serious about your business and have joined the Edgewood Chamber of Commerce!





     Area Happenings

This Friday Blast Section is reserved for your events or happenings in the area!  If you have an upcoming event or a special happening that you would like to see in the Blast, please email it to the office by Wednesday. Approved information will be reviewed and inserted in the Blast on the following Friday.  













from 8am to 5pm


Public Admission is $5.00
Children 8 and under admitted FREE.





New Mexico Horse Rescue at

Walkin n circles Ranch
in celebration of the year of the horse


Gates open at 4pm
Dinner 5:30
Dancing 7-10

Authentic Chuck Wagon Dinner
Dancing to the Pat Reyes Band
Silent Auction and Ranch Tours
Live Chain Saw Carving by Mark Chavez
Natural Horsemanship Training Demos

Tickets $35 per person
Sponsor table for 8 $400
Children 6-12 $15
under 6 FREE

CALL 505-286-0779 for Reservations




The Bethel Community Storehouse

is in need of volunteers.

Many positions are available in the

food pantry, thrift store, donation intake and sorting areas.

Volunteer orientation is held every Thursday at 10 am for ages 14 and up.

You choose the day, time and project.

Bring a friend, or come and make new friends.

Call 832-6642 for more info.




 Wildlife West Nature Park

   Saturday Night
Chuckwagon BBQ

every Saturday evening at 6pm at
Wildlife West!

Live Cowboy Band,  BBQ Feast,
Live Raptor Show
now through August 30!

Covered seating rain or shine!

Adults $15

Seniors $23

Age: 5-11 $12

Under 5 FREE
Call for Group Rates

Wonderful way to entertain your summer visitors!

Make reservations by 2pm day of show.

Call 505-281-7655, or 1 877 981 WILD





-Bear Barn Art Gallery

is open daily 10-5:30 every day except Tuesdays.

Stop by and help support our local artists. Located at Wildlife West Nature Park and Rescued Wildlife Zoo in Edgewood, 87 North Frontage Road past Hunter Building Materials.

Contact Gayle Bone at; 610-8073. gogobone59@copper.net


RETRO 66 Meetings:

-RETRO; 16 July, 2014, 1-2:30 PM at Edgewood Community Center; 27 N. Frontage Rd just East of Dairy Queen


Light Pole Banners

If you are interested in a banner advertising your business along Route 66 or State Road 344 in Edgewood, you can still order yours!

 If there is a vacant spot or if the Town occupies a spot you wish to occupy along Route 66 and 344, you  

can order through the town office,
only $90.













We welcome re-
posting of the Friday Blast,with the understanding that the Edgewood Chamber is an independent organization of local business members.

Statements and beliefs on other sites may not be construed as views or positions to which we adhere or agree.

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Board Meeting

Monday July 7 at 6:15pm
Chamber office



Thursday July 10

11:30 am

Community Center

Right after the July 10 meeting,
from 1 to 3pm
Come celebrate
Mayor Howard Calkin’s 90th Birthday.
We will hold a surprise reception,
honors and perhaps even a roast for him
from 1 to 3 after the regular luncheon at the Community Center.
Please don’t tell him…

(he isn’t online, and won’t see this).



Thursday June 19
Hosted by Sigala’s
Martial Arts


Triple Crown Corporate Partners for 2014

RICH Ford Edgewood
The Independent


Executive Director:

         Madeline Heitzman

Board of Directors

Robin Markely      2015

Vice President

Babara Ormand   2015

Martha Eden          2014   


Board Members at Large:

Ray Seagers                  2015

Saul Araque                   2015

Howard Calkins              2014
Tom Torres                     2014

Julie Bassett                  2015

Economic Development:

Tom Torres – Jim Bouton


                   Howard Calkins

Political Affairs & By Laws:
Ray Seagers

Events:         Robin Markley

Education:   Julie Bassett
Programs:    Staff/Committee
Luncheon:     Martha Eden
Leadership Alumni Group
Kathy Courreges

RETRO Route 66:  

               Madeline Heitzman

Town of Edgewood

meets First and Third Wednesdays of the month
at 6:30pm
Edgewood Community Center
  Planning & Zoning meets First and Third Tuesdays of the month at 6:00pm Edgewood Community Center.

Other Chambers:
East Mountain Chamber meets
the first Thursday of the month  Call 281-1999 orinfo@eastmountainchamber.com


Moriarty Chamber meets
at noon the third Tuesday of the month at the Moriarty Civic Center.  Call 832-4087


Mountainair Chamber meets the first Tuesday of the month at 11:30am. 847-2975  or


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Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday
       9am – 5pmFridays by appointment.
Since we’re a one person office, when we have other meetings or members to visit, we’re not here. Call 850-2523  and we’ll be sure to meet you!


95 State Road 344 Ste 3
(Library/Chamber Bldg)
Edgewood, New Mexico

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If you are a chamber member,
you can leave your business cards, rack cards and flyers at the Visitors center inside the South door to the Library. Be sure to get your information over here.
It’s part of your benefit as an Edgewood Chamber member!

Stop by the office to see
Madeline if you have
any questions ,
or call my cell 850-2523.

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PO Box 457, Edgewood, NM 87015, USA

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