LB - HSE - Kid Scoop 0302

Home | Classifieds | Place an ad | Obituaries | Public Notices | Galleries | Opinions | Real Estate Search | 928 Media Lab | Contact Us | Subscribe | Yellow Pages
Prescott Valley Tribune | Prescott Valley, Arizona

home : features : getting out April 24, 2015


11/21/2012 9:54:00 AM
Holiday Happenings: November 21, 2012
Trib Photo/Cheryl Hartz
Trib Photo/Cheryl Hartz
Blankets 4 Kids to supply warm fuzzies this Saturday
Blankets 4 Kids supplies warm fuzzies in the form of blankets, hats, scarves and stuffed animals to children in need. The organization will conduct its annual Blankathon at St. Germaine's Catholic Church in Prescott Valley from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 24, handing out blankets and gifts to all children who stop by, ages newborn up to 18.

Little ones receive a blanket wrapped around a stuffed toy, and older children receive hats and scarves with a blanket. No proof of need is necessary. Director Ron Campbell said Blankets 4 Kids already has given out 3,000 blankets this year, and has a good inventory because of summer donations.

They again will distribute blankets at Yavapai Food Bank, from Dec. 18-21.

Campbell said they gave out 1,000 blankets at the food bank this past year, and expect to do even more this season.

"The worse the economy is, the more blankets we give out," Campbell said.

For more information, visit www.blankets4kids.org or call 928-541-0483.


Valley of Lights opens Thursday

The 13th annual Valley of Lights opens Thanksgiving evening at Fain Park, and will remain open from 6-10 p.m. through Dec. 30. Millions of lights comprise dozens of displays - both stationary and animated.

Call Bev at the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce, 772-8857, for more information on sponsorships and volunteer opportunities.

Clothe-A-Child seeks donations

The Yavapai County Shrine Club is hosting its annual "Clothe-A-Child" program in December, by clothing hundreds of less fortunate children over the past 20-plus years. This can only be accomplished through the generous donations of local businesses and individuals. School nurses from Mayer to Prescott identify needy children 5-10 years old. Please send donations to Yavapai County Shrine Club "Clothe-A-Child Program," P.O. Box 10623, Prescott, AZ 86304. Consider helping a child have a Christmas they may not otherwise have. For more information, call 778-1977.

Help foster children with gifts

Yavapai CASA for Kids, Inc. is asking for the public's help in purchasing holiday gifts for foster care children. About 380 children are under the care of the Yavapai County Juvenile Court due to abuse, neglect, or both, as well as another 60 youth ages 18-21 who previously were wards of the court.

Christmas trees will be up in several locations by Nov. 27 with cards with suggested gift items: Albertson's, 7450 E. Highway 69; Country Bank, 3044 Glassford Hill Road; Granville Community Center, 5643 Granville Parkway; and Yavapai County Health Department, 3212 Windsong Dr. Donors can bring an appropriate gift, unwrapped, back to any of the tree locations by Dec. 15.

Yavapai CASA for Kids, Inc., a non-profit organization, will give the gifts to Court Appointed Special Advocates, Child Protective Services, and foster families so children will receive the donations on Christmas.

To learn more about CASA for Kids, please visit www.YavapaiCASA forKids.org.

Create-A-Tree looking for creative decorators

The 11th annual Create-A-Tree exhibit at the Prescott Valley Public Library and Civic Center is a showcase available to promote groups, schools, organizations and businesses by decorating an indoor "tree" for display that will complement the outside lighting display. In past years participants made trees of ladders, umbrellas, paint cans, record albums, metal and hair curlers.

Participants may find and submit an application at the town's website, www.pvaz.net, by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29. There is no entry fee for participation but space is limited.

Quilt Guild potluck is Dec. 3

The Lonesome Valley Quilt Guild will have its annual potluck Christmas party and food collection for the Yavapai Food Bank at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at the Mountain Valley Church of God, 8123 E. Manley Drive in Prescott Valley. Bring a dish to share to serve six and non-perishable canned foods for the Yavapai Food Bank. For additional information, call Mary at 632-8760.

Pronghorn Ranch Craft Show Dec. 15

The first annual Pronghorn Ranch Community Craft Sale takes place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Pronghorn Ranch Clubhouse, 7051 N. Antelope Meadows, Prescott Valley (off Highway 89A and Viewpoint).

Crafts include unique items perfect for holiday gifts, such as handcrafted jewelry, pottery, woodwork, framed artwork, kitchenware, quilts, rustic shabby chic items, and baked goods. Bring a donation to Toys for Tots or Yavapai Food Bank and receive a raffle ticket for vendor items. Free admission, free parking. For more information, call 775-4625 or email bustersbaskets11@yahoo.com.

PV Festival of Lights is Dec. 7

Prescott Valley's annual Holiday Festival of Lights takes place Friday, Dec. 7, at the Prescott Valley Civic Center. Sponsors are the Town of Prescott Valley and the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Liberty Traditional School Chamber Singers will offer festive music from 5-5:30 p.m., followed by Mayor Harvey Skoog's welcome, and Children's Storytime from Chamber CEO Marnie Uhl at 5:40 p.m. Lighting happens at 5:50 p.m., and the Night Light parade starts at 6 p.m. Visit with Santa inside the Civic Center at 6:30 p.m., along with Create-A-Tree viewing at the Prescott Valley Public Library.

Parade entry fee, due by Dec. 3, is $25. Call Bev at 772-8857.

Marine Reserves collect Toys for Tots

The U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity created in 1991 to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute the toys as Christmas gifts to underserved children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. Toys that are collected in the area, stay in the area.

The Copper State Detachment of the Marine Corps League again is supporting the campaign in the Quad City area. The campaign will run through Dec. 19.  

In Prescott Valley, people can drop off toys at: Prescott Valley Barber Shop, Sally B's Café, Bank of America, Compass Bank, Arizona Credit Union, Albertsons, Safeway, CVS Pharmacy, Colt Cleaners, Walgreens, Jackass Lounge, PV Chiropractic, Fire Station on Yavapai Rd, Prescott Valley Library, Pronghorn Ranch Clubhouse, Buffalo Wild Wings, Roberts Marke, Grayson House, Giovanni's Restaurant, Foot Work Co., Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge, Stoneridge Clubhouse, Blue Bird Café, L&P Barber Shop, PV Cycle Zone Marine & Auto, Scrubs 4 Less, Sleep America, A Yogi's Center-Varoopa Yoga.

In Dewey-Humboldt, drop off at the Blue Hills Café.  Charities for toy request and pick-up:Prescott Valley Trinity Lutheran Church, 3950 Valorie Drive (928-775-0260/928-273-5272), St. Vincent de Paul, 928-533-6840: Russ Dodge Foundation in Dewey, Arizona Dept. of Highway, 928-848-1566.


    Most Viewed     Recently Commented
•   Bradshaw senior to assist in making film (346 views)

•   Motorcycle accident sends rider to hospital in serious condition (198 views)

•   Crash at Highway 69, Fain Road kills 1 (193 views)

•   Volunteer K9 groomer receives special award (181 views)

•   Prescott Valley police can reduce crash scene road closures with new technology (176 views)





Article Comment Submission Form
Comments are not posted immediately. Submissions must adhere to our Use of Service Terms of Use agreement. Rambling or nonsensical comments may not be posted. Comments are limited to Facebook character limits. In order for us to reasonably manage this feature we may limit excessive comment entries.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   


Advanced Search

HSE - We want to hear from you



Find It Features Blogs Milestones Extras Submit Other Publications Local Listings
Classifieds | Place an ad | Public Notices | Galleries | Opinions | Real Estate Search | Contact Us | Subscribe | e-newsletter | RSS | Site Map
LB - HSE - Kid Scoop 0302

© Copyright 2015 Prescott Newspapers, Inc. The Prescott Valley Tribune is the information source for Prescott Valley area communities in Northern Arizona. Original content may not be reprinted or distributed without the written permission of Prescott Newspapers, Inc. Prescott Newspapers Online is a service of Prescott Newspapers, Inc. By using the Site, pvtrib.com ®, you agree to abide and be bound by the Site's terms of use and Privacy Policy, which prohibit commercial use of any information on the Site. Click here to submit your questions, comments or suggestions. Prescott Newspapers Online is a proud publication of Western News&Info Inc.® All Rights Reserved.

Software © 1998-2015 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved