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Thank You notes: Hams, PV Days Parade, Rustic Pie, Native Arts Fest

Thanks from hams


I am a board member for the Yavapai Amateur Radio Club. I want to let True Value Hardware’s corporate office know that the manager of the Prescott True Value store in Arizona went above and beyond for our group.

We are a ham radio group and the manager donated plastic pipe for our members to use in making tape-measure antennas. We wanted them to know that we informed our members what True Value Hardware did for our group.

Thank you to the manager at the store in Prescott.

Raymond Kolman


Board Member YARC

PV gold nuggets


More “gold nuggets” — what does a church, a garbage company, and filing taxes have in common in Prescott Valley?

A while back I wrote about Prescott Valley Christian Church’s project of building a Well in Africa. Results? In six months the youth from the church collected so much old clothes that two wells were built! PVCC is an amazing church family that helps, serves and reaches out, with love and compassion, to many in need all over our community. They practice what they preach.

The pastor doesn’t preach his opinion or philosophies but the truth straight from God’s Word.

Another treasure I found is the company Patriot Garbage Disposal; they too go the extra mile to serve their customers. On many occasions they were willing to do more than was required.

Once, I forgot to put out the trash can and ran outside to roll it to the curb just to find it already emptied and rolled back to where I had left it! I was so thankful for their kindness! It is also a company that doesn’t overcharge for its services, thank you, Patriot!

And then, I filed my taxes at the Prescott Valley Public Library where experienced, qualified volunteers, such as Ken, Cindy, Margery, and many others, gave their time to serve our community by helping us to file our tax returns.

And here also, they went way above and beyond of what they had to do. I had been walking to the library and it started to rain, when one of the volunteers noticed and took me home! What a sweet service that was!

Thank you, all, for your excellent service!

Vera Lesley

Prescott Valley

PV Days Parade


The Prescott Valley Early Bird Lion’s Club wishes to thank all of those who participated in the Prescott Valley Days’ Parade, which was held on May 11. There were over 60 entries that made the parade a success.

Thank you also to the 18 sponsors of the parade for their contributions. And a special “thank you” to all who came to enjoy the parade as spectators.

The judges chose the following winners:

2019 Parade Winners

Civic/Non-Profit — First Place: Prescott Valley Parks & Recreation; Second Place: Life of Riley.

Church — First Place: Bahai’s of Prescott Valley; Second Place: Vineyard Church of Prescott Valley.

Youth — First Place: Head Start; Second Place: Lake Valley Elementary School.

Commercial Business — First Place: Neumann High Country Doors; Second Place: IHOP Restaurant.

Classic Cars — First Place: Dewey Classic Cruisers; Second Place: Corvette Club.

Marching/Walking — First Place: Glassford Hill Middle School; Second Place: Shin Pu Ren Family Karate.

Chairman’s Trophy — The Life of Riley.

Bob Killen


Prescott Valley Days’ Parade

Excellent care


I would like to thank Yavapai Medical Center Hospice of the Pines Granite Creek Home, VA Emergency for the excellent care they gave to my husband, Dan Rockrich. They were well-trained and had a caring spirit for their patients. Thank you, God Bless.

Joyce Rockrich

Prescott Valley

Thank you, Rustic Pie


Great people can really make your day. We were taking our special-needs daughter on a vacation road trip, planning to go to breakfast first. Our error was arriving at our planned breakfast stop almost an hour before opening time. She doesn’t do well with unexpected changes and didn’t understand why we were leaving without her getting her promised ‘eggs’ and was becoming very unhappy.

Fortunately, we were at the Rustic Pie, and Nish saw what was happening and opened the door for us and welcomed us in. Not everything on the menu would be available but he said he would get us what he could for breakfast, which was wonderful!

We realize what a blessing we live in Prescott and have restaurants like the Rustic Pie and people like Nish, who kept a special girl from having what would have been a very bad start to a long day.

Thank you, Nish and Rustic Pie, for making our vacation start awesome!

Ken & Sue Godbold

(and Christine)


Lions pancakes


The Prescott Noon Lions would like to thank the citizens of Prescott for supporting the recent Lions Pancake Breakfast. The breakfast occurred on June 8 at the First Congregational Church. With the generous help of the community and support of numerous merchants we were able to collect over $11,000.

The money will be used to support People who Care, Guide Dogs of the Desert, and the Yavapai Lions Eye Care Van.

Steve Byers


Native Arts Fest


I am writing to thank the many sponsors and participants of the inaugural Contemporary Native Arts Festival at the Smoki Museum (April 14-15). It was a huge success by any measure.

Just some of the following businesses helped make it possible: APS; Marriott Springhill Suites; Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe; Arizona Commission of the Arts; Arizona Community Foundation; City of Prescott; Granite Mountain Gourd Society; Frontier Village; Buckey’s and Yavapai casinos and The Daily Courier via its Courier Cares program.

Special recognition goes to the Granite Mountain Gourd Society, sponsored by the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe, which produced a Contest Powwow on Gurley Street. Native people from all over the West participated; it was a four-drum event. Special thanks also go to the wonderful Indian artists who presented their beautiful paintings, pottery, jewelry and many other innovative and new art forms in public. And major kudos go to all of the performing Native professionals who entertained each day of the festival.

The festival was largely planned and organized by the Smoki staff: Cindy Gresser, Executive Director; Manuel Lucero, Assistant Director; and Julie Rucker, Administrative Manager. As usual, dozens of Smoki Museum volunteers sold the tickets, provided hospitality, staffed the museum, cooked the dinner, hosted participants, cleaned up and much more.

Yavapai and Buckey’s casinos provided shuttle service, and Frontier Village allowed us parking spaces. The Courier Cares program advertising and awesome reporting from The Daily Courier staff got the word out. The City of Prescott allowed us amazing access to their facilities for performances, and worked with us tirelessly to make this spectacular.

All totaled, over 3,500 Prescottonians, visitors, dancers and artists enjoyed the festival. Our grateful thanks to all.

Ron Robinson, President, Board of Trustees

The Smoki Museum

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