Robert and Patricia Jacquez have worked very hard this year to organize the 6th annual Jericho Festival, which will be taking place Sept. 9 and 10. All proceeds from this event will go to the Carlsbad Community of Hope Center. This year’s event will feature an appearance by guest actor Noel G, from “The Fast and the Furious” as well as presentations by Pastor Sal Perez, Crystal River and Second Chance. There will also be free food, entertainment, jumpers, vendors and a show & shine. The prayer walk and bike run will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday on Skyline Drive, while the festival itself will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
Jericho Walk has expanded quite a bit over the past fear years, and the walk itself on Saturday morning is a great display of everyone’s sincerity and desire for improvement. Robert and Patricia also do a great job of bringing in some big names to the event to help make it special.
The Community of Hope provides shelter, meals, workforce training, recovery, Bible study and many other services to those in need. For more information, please visit www.hopenm.org or call (575) 706-0379.
We received a great deal of feedback on this weekend’s column concerning fentanyl, and many organizations and residents want to find ways to help with addiction recovery.
Another event that focuses on recovery will be the first annual “Walk for Recovery” set for 6 p.m. Sept. 29. At the Carlsbad Beach Bandshell. This “Voices for Recovery” event is being organized by Jennifer Hedrick, the DWI Drug Court Coordinator, as a way of showing support and providing resources for those wanting to live in recovery. Numerous agencies (more than 15 support and resource booths) will be present to provide information, resources and support during the event. There will also be a candlelight vigil for those who have been lost to addiction and recovery. Music will be by Fuzion Nortena. Thank you to ConocoPhillips and Nichols Printing for sponsoring this Recovery Month activity, as well as numerous event supporters.
This is also Homecoming week in Carlsbad, with the parade-taking place Tuesday evening. During Friday’s game, Carlsbad High School and the Carlsbad Early College High School will be crowning their homecoming court, while the band will also perform. Carlsbad’s spirit team will be performing at the end of the first and third quarters. The Cavemen are now 1-2 for the season, following a loss to Volcano Vista.
Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway