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Chino Valley in Brief: Animal group seeks members, volunteers

Mayor Darryl Croft takes a look at the auction items during the 2019 Sequins & Saddles event at Horses with H.E.A.R.T. Friday evening, Aug. 30, 2019. The event kicked off the Territorial Days celebration. (Jason Wheeler/Review)

Mayor Darryl Croft takes a look at the auction items during the 2019 Sequins & Saddles event at Horses with H.E.A.R.T. Friday evening, Aug. 30, 2019. The event kicked off the Territorial Days celebration. (Jason Wheeler/Review)

Animal group seeks members, volunteers ‘If you love dogs and casts, Chino Valley Animal Partners, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization would love to have you as a member.

The organization’s mission is to organize fundraising events, volunteer time, and raise money to help the local shelter with its needs and those in the community on fixed incomes with companion care dogs or cats and may require some financial assistance.

The monthly meetings are the first Monday of every month at the Senior Center at 6 p.m. located at 1021 Butterfield Road, Chino Valley.

Visit www.chinovalleyanimalpartners.org. or FB Page, Chino Valley Animal Partners or email chinovalleyanimalpartners@gmail.com for additional information.

Vendor space available for National Night Out

The Chino Valley Police Department is hosting the 6th Annual National Night Out event at Memory Park from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 1, and is seeking businesses that would like to be a vendor. Set up a booth, interact with the public, show off your business and have fun with the community. Last year there were 55 vendor booths in addition to local and state law enforcement and first responders.

The first Tuesday in October each year is dedicated to partnering and combating crime. Crime affects all in our community, not just police, so we take this evening to come together and strengthen that bond, connection and collaboration we have with the community. We need teamwork and partnerships to be effective, and coming together to do this while enjoying great music, entertainment, food and some good old-fashioned family fun just makes sense.

If you would like to participate as a vendor at this award winning event, please contact Marrilee Easton at the Chino Valley Police Department, 928-636-4223 x 1283. Last year more than 2,000 community members attended the event. The Chino Valley Police Department was ranked 13th nationally in our category, however it was the ONLY Arizona NNO Award Winning agency across the nation in 2017.

Town halls set for Supervisor Brown

Yavapai County Supervisor Craig Brown has announced his upcoming town halls for the remainder of 2019.

Town halls provide the community the quality time and an opportunity to learn and ask questions regarding the everyday functions of Yavapai County government. Several departments will be represented at the scheduled meetings: Public Works, Development Services, Community Health Department, Emergency Management and the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

Town halls are set for the following:

• From 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, in Coyote Springs/Poquito Valley, 6325 Baja Circle, Prescott Valley;

• From 6 to 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21, at 1015 Fair St., Prescott; and,

• From 6 to 7 p.m. in Chino Valley, Monday, Oct. 28, at 1021 Butterfield Road.

For more information, call 928-442-5132.

Blood donations needed

With many regular donors delaying giving to take final summer vacations and prepare for school to start, the American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donations to help end a summer blood shortage.

While thousands of donors have rolled up a sleeve this summer, blood and platelet donations aren’t keeping pace with patient needs. More donations are urgently needed to replenish the blood supply and be prepared for patient emergencies.

Make an appointment to donate blood now by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device. Those who donated blood earlier this summer may be eligible to give again. Blood can be safely given every 56 days, and Power Red donations can be given every 112 days.

With the help of a generous $1 million donation from Amazon, the Red Cross is thanking those who help overcome the shortage by coming to give through Aug. 29 with a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. (Restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together.)

To donate blood, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed.

TOPS group meets each Tuesday

TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Club #9168 meets each Tuesday in Chino Valley at the Chino Valley United Methodist Church at 725 E. Road 1 South, in Remp Hall (the building between the church and the food bank).

Weigh-in is from 7 to 8 a.m. and the program and meeting are from 8 to 9 a.m. National dues are $32 per year and local dues are $2 per month. For more information about TOPS go to www.tops.org. the first meeting is free and all are welcome.

50-plus-year grads of Prescott High to meet

Prescott High School students who graduated 50 or more years ago will gather on Sept. 19 at the Prescott Resort for the annual Half Century Club luncheon.

Since many graduates have stayed in the area or sill have connections in the area, this is open to PHs grads – no matter where they live.

This year’s event is hosted by members of the Class of 1968. Those who graduated in 1969 will be inducted into the Half Century Club at the Luncheon

Prescott High School’s Half Century Club was formed in 1978 by Taylor Hicks and Jack Orr, and originally consisted of 14 PHS graduates who met annually for lunch in Orr’s carport. Over the years, more and more people were invited to the lunch (cooked by Margarett ORR) and the event expanded to include all PHS graduates of 50-plus years. Today the Half Century Club luncheon sells out with more than 600 attendees.

“It’s our once-a-year opportunity to reconnect and reminisce with fellow Prescott High classmates,” said Jane Orr, Jack’s daughter-in-law and member of the HCC Steering Committee. “It’s a great social occasion, and many alumni travel from far distances to attend. It’s wonderful to see that our school spirit still exists.”

It’s not just lunch. the Prescott High School band will perform and the high school’s ROTC group will present the colors. The Class of ’68 is also sponsoring a photo booth where alumni can take class photos. Local artist and PHS alum Bill Nebeker is donating “Born to Run,” a bronze sculpture of running horses as the grand prize in the Half Century Club’s drawing.

“The Half Century Club has a stellar record of investing in Prescott High students by donating funds for scholarships each year,” said Steve Pierce, member of the Arizona House of Representatives and president of the Class of 1968 when he was in high school. “We’re proud to be continuing the tradition this year.”

Prescott High 50-plus year graduates can learn more about the event by visiting www.prescotthcc.com.

School district offers healthy lunches, breakfast for students

The Chino Valley Unified School District is participating in the National School Lunch Program and Breakfast in the Classroom, allowing for Chino Valley High School, Heritage Middle School, Del Rio Elementary School and Territorial Early Childhood Center to offer healthy meals every day.

Breakfast is free for all students, and lunches cost $2.75 at Del Rio Elementary School and Territorial Early Childhood Center and $3 at Chino Valley High School and Heritage Middle School. Children may qualify for free or reduced-price meals of 40 cents per lunch.

Qualifications for children to receive free or reduced-price meals include belonging to a household whose income is at or below the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines, belonging to a household that receives public assistance or if the child is homeless, migrant runaway, foster or participates in a Head Start or Even Start pre-Kindergarten program.

Application forms for free or reduced-price meals are being distributed to all households and are available in the front office at each school or at the district office, 650 E. Center St. One application is required for all children in a household.

For more information, call Food Service Coordinator Lorie Smith at 928-583-5409 or email Smith at lsmith@chinovalleyschools.com.

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