Watch video of a collection of performances from Friday night at the Acker Musical Showcase in downtown Prescott.
This video was submitted by CVRnews.com reader Billy Kraft. "We thought it's a good representation of the friendliness of Chino Valley," Kraft said. Video length 2 minute, 31 seconds
Chino Valley High School Cheer Stunt Team - Amber-Leigh Schaible, Ashley David, Kaylee Pollan, Amber Kirk and Katie Skinner - competed in the Arizona Interscholastic Association State Cheer Competition Jan. 30 at the Tim's Toyota Center in Prescott Valley. The team took 2nd place out of five teams in their division; Show Low High School took first place.
At the Chino Valley Hometown Christmas event, tree themes included birds and birdhouses on the Antelope Garden Club's tree, pill containers on the Walgreen's tree and copies of old photos on the Chino Valley Historical Society tree. Territorial Elementary School's tree was an adorable pile of tumbleweeds decorated with cowboy hats and other items. CV Family Dentist's tree featured the tooth fairy holding a matching blue toothbrush. People strolled through a gym full of the decorated Christmas trees and displays, listened to children choirs perform and the high school drama team perform Dec. 4-5, 2009 at Heritage Middle School. The Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce hosted the free event.
Chino Valley's Sgt. Dustin Reuber and his family send out holiday greetings to the Shaul's in Phoenix from Landstuhl Germany.
Folks had their tummies filled at the Word of Life church's "Dinner at Our House" community Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 24. But they also had their hearts filled, too, as several told of how much it meant to them to have a place to go for a meal with other people and to see many of their friends at holiday time. One widow came alone but wasn't alone once she arrived and saw old friends and made some new ones. Two ladies brought their new neighbor to the dinner, and all three enjoyed the time and the meal. Each one expressed now thankful they were to the church members for their efforts. About 1,000 people attended this year's free dinner, the 7th dinner in the past six Thanksgivings.
The Prescott Arizona Kennel Club conducted its 52nd and 53rd championship dogs shows on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12 and 13, 2009 in Chino Valley. More than 1,100 dogs competed each day for the coveted Best in Show title. Winner of Best in Show on Saturday was a Doberman, and Sunday's top dog was an Affenpinscher. Spectators enjoyed checking out their favorite breeds, shopping from vendors who carried "everything dog" or watching handlers prepare their dogs for the show ring.
Despite rain before and after the parade Sept. 5 for Chino Valley's First Territorial Capital Days, both parade participants and parade watchers found it to be an adventure - hence the parade's theme "High Plains Adventure." The parade adventure included everything from a "ghost rider" on a bicycle built for two, a couple of mini horses, a Jeep with lips and eyelashes and much more.