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Update 11-26-23

Happy Thanksgiving Carlsbad!


As always, we have a lot to be thankful for. The Trinity Hotel held its annual Blessing Dinner on Nov. 22 and provided free Thanksgiving meals to everyone. Carlsbad Home Center gave away 100 frozen turkeys and 100 backpacks. Operation Hope provided Thanksgiving baskets for more than 300 families. The Community of Hope held an annual Thanksgiving meal for those in need. Church Street Church of the Nazarene also hosted a free meal on Nov. 23 for those who had nowhere else to go. We are very thankful to live in such a generous community. Volunteers at Jonah’s House have also been working hard to prepare holiday baskets, and donors have been extremely generous with providing food this year.


The lights at the Halagueno Arts Park and along the Pecos River also remind us about how thankful we are to live in such a beautiful community. Time and time again, Carlsbad is listed as one of the most scenic areas to live and visit. Please be sure to check out the many new Christmas on the Pecos features that have now been set up along both sides of the river. We were thankful to have a weekend celebration that involved the Arts Council, the Chamber of Commerce, Carlsbad MainStreet and the City of Carlsbad. We are also very thankful to have such a healthy downtown MainStreet district, who celebrated Small Business Week over the weekend. Local crafters participated in the Calico Christmas craft show over the weekend as well.


Don’t forget that many local artists have their works on display at the Artist Gallery at 120 S. Canyon Street. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.


We are thankful to live in such a busy community. Coming up in the next few weeks, there are virtual golf tournaments, theater productions and wine festivals. Most importantly, Carlsbad’s churches have numerous activities planned in celebration of Christmas and December.


We are also very thankful for our local city councilors, who volunteer their time for this community. Two of Carlsbad’s outstanding City Councilors, Wes Carter and Judi Waters, have decided not to run again. Their terms will expire at the end of December. Wes and Judi have been extremely dedicated members of Council for many years, and we appreciate all of their service to Carlsbad.  We know they will both remain involved, as they have a lot to offer.


Sincerely, Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway


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