For the last two years, after developing a project plan, and purchasing lights thanks to a generous grant from New Mexico Resiliency Alliance, we have worked hard on getting through the red tape necessary to move forward with this project. After all this time and after we finally were able to secure the necessary permissions/blessings/sign-offs, French Brothers - Alamogordo stepped up to the plate and offered to provide grant matches in the form of purchasing the needed hardware and even more importantly, the drive, motivation and PEOPLE to help make this project happen! With Alamogordo MainStreet and French Brothers teamed up, we secured additional (and vital) help from TDS Telecommunications LLC AND some private donors to knock out Phase 1 of this project. Also, a big shout out to the City of Alamogordo - Government Public Works! Even though this was a privately funded project, the City stepped up to assist us as much as they were able to! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone involved and all those that braved the scorching heat on the street this past Sunday!
We were nominated by Mesa Verde Enterprises, Inc. to join the #ThisIsOurTown challenge and we accepted! This past Sunday, the Alamogordo French Brothers team partnered with Alamogordo MainStreet and TDS Telecommunications LLC to complete a big project that has been in the works for a while - hanging lights on New York Ave!!
This project has been in the works at Alamogordo MainStreet for 2 years, they just needed the parts and man power to complete it. French Brothers donated electrical cable, steel cable, hardware and man power; TDS donated their bucket trucks and man power; and
Picacho Brewing Company provided the much needed refreshment! We just love it when communities come together to get things done!
Its our turn to challenge now, so French Brothers is nominating White Sands Construction and TDS is nominating Tularosa Basin Telephone Company/Tularosa Communications, Inc. to do something good for Alamogordo!
So next time you are downtown grabbing a beer and a bite, or doing some shopping, check out the amazing lights overhead and know that your community made it possible! This Is Our Town and we are proud of it!!
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