Look for this scavenger hunt form at any of the six co-ops in Los Alamos. Courtesy image
CO-OP PARK NEWS
On Aug. 14 at 12 p.m., the community is invited to join the Grand Opening of the new Co-Op Park, which is the initiative of the six cooperatives in Los Alamos: Bathtub Row Brewing, Del Norte Credit Union, Little Forest Playschool, Los Alamos Co-Op Market, Los Alamos Schools Credit Union, and Zia Credit Union.
Leading up to the event, the co-ops are sponsoring a scavenger hunt which encourages community members to visit all six co-ops to receive a stamp. Completed scavenger hunt forms will be entered into a drawing at the Grand Opening for a chance to win one of eight $100 gift cards, as well as other fun prizes.
The scavenger hunt forms can be picked up from any of the participating co-ops. Completed forms may be submitted at any of the co-ops or brought to the Grand Opening on Aug.14 prior to 12 p.m. to be included in the prize drawing.
The new Co-Op Park is located next to Los Alamos Schools Credit Union (LASCU) at 1010 Central Avenue. The park sits on a green space approximately 80′ x 80′ in the northeast corner of LASCU’s property. Construction of the park is being done in two phases. When it is completely finished, it will include landscaping, picnic tables, benches, raised gardens, shade canopies, a wall foundation, walls, stucco, fencing, and a covered stage. The park will be a resource for all in the community. Funding for the park was provided by all of the six founding co-ops, as well as generous community members through a GoFundMe campaign.
About Keep It Co-op!
In 2012 six Los Alamos cooperatives met for coffee to explore the idea of a cooperative marketing program: Bathtub Row Brewing, Del Norte Credit Union, Little Forest Playschool, Los Alamos Coop Market, Los Alamos Schools Credit Union, and Zia Credit Union. It only took one meeting for them to all agree this was a great idea and the Keep It Co-Op! movement was born. Since 2012, Keep It Co-Op! members have partnered with each other through food drives, community concerts, shred days, and membership promotions. This year, they are partnering on a much larger scale to benefit the Los Alamos community to help create a community park.
Image caption: Look for this scavenger hunt form at any of the six co-ops in Los Alamos.