The 2017 Joe Mancillas Trees of Hope Festival is scheduled for Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm. It will be held at the Community room located in the new Otero County Electric Coop Office in Cloudcroft, NM. The address is 404 Burro Avenue.
This will be our 3rd annual event. The last two events were fun, festive, successful events. The communities of Cloudcroft, Alamogordo and Ruidoso were very supportive with donations and with their participation in the event. Individuals and businesses also contributed by sponsoring the event.
The Ultimate Gift of Life is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation whose mission is to raise awareness about organ donation and to increase the number of registered organ donors. The festival is named in memory and in honor of Joe Mancillas. Joe was a native to Cloudcroft and was known and loved by many. He owned and operated Cloudcroft Wrecker Service and Joe’s Tree Cutting Service. In 2005, Joe was diagnosed with End Stage Renal Failure as a result of diabetes and high blood pressure. He was on dialysis for 4 years while on the transplant waiting list. Sadly, Joe died in an accident before he could get a kidney transplant.
We hope that you will mark your calendar and attend the event. It is a great place to start your holiday shopping. There will be beautifully decorated Christmas Trees, wreaths and other nice gift items. This year, we will have a silent and live auction. Carl Wood Auctioneers will be conducting the live auction. Carl is very entertaining and makes it a fun night.
Thank you for helping us continue to:
Turn a Time of Loss Into a Time of Hope!
For More information contact Judy Mancillas:
mail: PO Box 1421, Cloudcroft, NM 88317