Carpenters Showoff Skills and Christmas Spirit
For the last few months, Local 1319’s volunteer committees have been working hard to bring some Christmas magic to the Land of Enchantment. They got to see their hard work pay off last weekend at the annual Twinkle Light Parade in Nob Hill. “A lot of man hours, there’s been a lot of heart, and sweat given up, but it’s been a lot of fun too,” said Vice President of the Carpenters’ Union Edward Fuller. This is the third straight year the carpenters have participated in the float parade, and between their skills and creativity, 1319’s volunteer-made floats have become community favorites winning runner-up in the parade contest two years in a row. However, it’s not about winning or losing for the carpenters. “It gets our members active and in the holiday mood. It’s just a great way for us to show off our pride, our skills and participate in the community,” said Fuller. If you’d like to bring some magic to your community, make the CUPP pledge and sign up for one of our seven CUPP committees this season.
UPDATE: The results are in and the New Mexico Union Carpenters Polar Express float has been awarded 1st place grand prize in the Twinkle lights parade. The carpenters are annual fan favorite winning 1st place for the commercial category and 2nd place overall for the past two years, but this is the first time the Polar Express float has been recognized as the best overall. Congratulations to all the carpenters and volunteers who’ve put so much effort over the last several months to make this possible. “I would like to thank all the members that put time in on the float for the Twinkle Light Parade this year,” said Fuller. “You all have always been number one, now everyone knows it.”