A multitude of Las Cruces restaurants and businesses are showing their support of those who serve in and work on behalf of the U. S. Armed Forces by participating in the 14th Annual Thanks Team WSMR event to be conducted at White Sands Missile Range on the afternoon of Sept. 8.
Opening ceremony starts at 3 p.m. and the event runs until 6 p.m.
Thanks Team WSMR is a community event sponsored every fall by the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce. This is a way for the Las Cruces community to say “thank you” to those who support the Defense of our Nation. “Everyone at WSMR plays a role in that defense mission – whether wearing a military uniform, working as a civil servant, a contract employee. The family members – spouses, children, grandparents and more also play an import role and they, too, are to be saluted,” said Chamber President and CEO Debbie Moore.
Each year a number of Las Cruces restaurants bring free samples of their favorite dishes. Participants can taste everything from enchiladas and hot wings to ice cream and doughnuts. Beer will be available to those who have gone through an on-site ID check.
A number of giveaways are planned including free stays at local hotels, gift cards to local restaurants, artwork and more. In addition, there will be a special children’s area.
Sponsors include: El Paso Electric, Walmart, Pioneer Bank, La Post de Mesilla, Premier Distributing, Burger Time, PikQuik, FirstLight Federal Credit Union, Admiral Beverage Corp., Caliche’s Frozen Custard, City of Las Cruces, Chilitos, Corner Bakery Café, Pecan Grill & Brewery, Double Eagle, Dunkin’ Donuts, First American Bank, Hooters, Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces, Las Cruces Convention Center, LCHS Culinary Arts, Lorenzo’s Italian Restaurant, Roberto’s Mexican Food, Coca Cola Bottling Company, Good Samaritan Society, Hampton Inn & Suites, Mountain View Regional Medial Center, Pepsi Beverages Company, Sonoma Palms Apartments, Staybridge Suites, Village Inn Pancake House and Zia Promotional Products.
Giveaway sponsors include: Steinborn and Associated Real Estate, Hotel Encanto, Pioneer Bank, Golden Corral, Spring Hill Suites, American Document Services, Las Cruces Convention and Visitors Bureau, Towne Place Suites, Staybridge Suites, Double Eagle, Fairfield Inn, Chilito’s, Corner Bakery, Cracker Barrel, Dona Ana Title, Citizen’s Bank, Holiday Inn Express and Dublin’s Street Pub.
For more information contact the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce at (575) 524-1968.