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Prescott in Brief: People Who Care sets volunteer informational meeting

People Who Care sets volunteer informational meeting

There will be a People Who Care volunteer informational meeting from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the People Who Care office at Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley St.

People Who Care volunteers provide non-medical assistance for adults unable to drive due to age-related and/or physical limitations. This allows clients to continue living in their own homes and remain independent as long as safely possible.

People Who Care is a community-based nonprofit with programs in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Dewey and Chino Valley. Volunteers help in the community where they and clients live. The majority of the clients live alone.

People Who Care offers volunteer assistance with a one-to-one situation by helping with transportation to health care/business appointments, grocery shopping, personal paperwork, visiting, caregiver relief and more.

Reach the Prescott office at 928-445-2480.

United Daughters of Confederacy offers scholarship

United Daughters of the Confederacy, Johnny Reb Chapter 2674, offers a scholarship of $500 for female students with a 3.0 GPA. The applicant must be a lineal descendant of a Confederate ancestor. The application deadline is March 1.

Contact Kay Harlan, president, at 928-717-7246 for more information.

8th annual ‘Boot Drop’ set to ring in New Year in downtown Prescott

Those on Whiskey Row in downtown Prescott at the stroke of 10 p.m. or midnight will be thrilled to the original Prescottonian spectacle of the Whiskey Row New Year’s Eve Boot Drop.

Thousands will welcome 2019 on Monday, Dec. 31, from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. This will be the eighth annual event and is free to all ages.

The festive 6-foot illuminated cowboy boot lowers down a 40-foot flagpole atop the historic Palace Building with two drops; the first at 10 p.m. and the second at midnight. As the crowd cheers both drops, fireworks will light up the night sky. The earlier drop occurs simultaneously with the traditional “ball drop” in New York City.

The event is especially popular with young families and those who wish to retire early, although many stay to cheer for both drops in a fitting closing celebration in Arizona’s Christmas City.

Prize are given throughout the night with DJ music by Magic 99.1 FM, rides on a Ferris wheel, and food and drink from local vendors.

For more, contact Matt Brassard at 928-848-4182 or go to bootdrop.com.

— The Daily Courier

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