ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — From the benefits of baseball to the benefits of ballet. From providing a safe place for children to a safe place for horses. This year’s winners of the Spirit of New Mexico Award found a variety of ways to improve the lives of New Mexicans.
The Spirit of New Mexico Awards were created by the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce and the Albuquerque Journal in 2009. The recipients are groups or individuals who have made their way onto Journal pages by doing remarkable work.
Also to be presented this year will be a recipient of the Harry E. Kinney Good Neighbor Award, and unique to this year a group honor, the New Mexico Spirit Award for Outstanding Achievement.
The awards will be presented during a Dec. 4 lunch program at the Embassy Suites Hotel with keynote speaker Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry.