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Posted on: June 7, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Free event offers food and fun at park

Alice Reischman Smith Park

As part of its Community Investment Project that began two weeks ago, the Roswell Police Department and local business sponsors will be hosting a free public lunch event this Saturday (June 9) at Alice Reischman Smith Park in south Roswell. The event featuring food and fun will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The park is located on G Street between East Wells and East Eyman streets at the Roswell International Air Center area known as the “Base.” Those attending will be able to visit with officers, who hope to have the RPD Mobile Command Center available for the public to step into and learn about. In addition, the Parks and Recreation Department will be providing carnival games, kick ball or another kids activity, and an “Animals Show & Tell” from the Spring River Zoo.

Pizza and drinks will be provided to the public from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The pizza will be provided by Domino’s and the drinks by Pioneer Bank and Walmart. RPD and the City of Roswell thank these business sponsors for their key contributions to this event.

Roswell-based Brian Bailey, the local Domino’s franchise owner who also runs many other Domino’s stores, was selected as the 2017 Restaurateur of the Year by the New Mexico Restaurant Association, being recognized for growth and the franchise’s charitable contributions.

“Giving away pizzas is one of our favorite things to do and we are very happy to be a sponsor of the Roswell Community Investment Project to support our police and neighborhoods,” said Lawrence Joy, the marketing director for Bailey’s Domino’s group that includes Roswell. “Area Supervisor Erick Toledo and Roswell GMs Lacy Dunlap and Debbie Spencer are excited to serve delicious Domino's pizzas at the park events this summer.”

“Pioneer Bank is proud of our relationship with the City of Roswell and local organizations and events that make Roswell the intimate, supportive community we are proud to be a part of,” said Julianna Halvorson, the vice president of marketing for Pioneer Bank.

This is the first of three free public lunch events RPD and its business sponsors will host throughout the Community Investment Project taking place this spring and summer. The next two are tentatively scheduled for July 14 (with sponsorship from Xcel Energy) at Poe Corn Park and Aug. 4 at Carpenter Park.

The City of Roswell Code Enforcement Division is also participating in the Community Investment Project. Code Enforcement officers will be addressing properties in need of attention within the project areas, as well as helping residents with access to a number of resources available to suit their needs (lawn-service lists, vehicle-removal companies, building and fencing permit direction and referrals, and other resources).

Code Enforcement can help residents improve their neighborhoods by offering a variety of services. People can contact Code Enforcement (637-6280) to request assistance with disposal of unwanted items, cleanup of medians and cul-de-sac islands, alley cleanups and large-item removal, graffiti removal, and removal of dangerous or dead trees on city rights of way.

 Learn more about the Community Investment Project on the city website at

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