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Honor U.S. Vets at fi nal resting place Workshops help Chandler
The Annual Veterans Day Celebration to honor the patriotic service of veterans
conserve water
of the American armed forces is hosted by The Valley of the Sun Cemetery, located
on Chandler Heights Road between Arizona Avenue and Alma School Road. The
In an effort to promote water conservation, City of Chandler utility customers
ceremony begins at 11:11 a.m. Tue. Nov. 11.
are invited to participate in a three-part Irrigation Workshop that walks residents
Veterans, their families and members of the public are invited to the service,
through the components of their irrigation systems, teaching them how to design
which includes an honor guard, posting of the colors, music, tributes, gun salute
and install a system, use program irrigation timers and troubleshoot problems.
and taps.
Participants learn about drip system installation on Nov. 4, yard watering on
The cemetery is the fi nal resting place for thousands of American military
Nov. 18 and irrigation system maintenance on Nov. 25. Sessions run from 6 to 8:45
veterans. Seven gardens are dedicated to the vets and their families.
Valley of the Sun is located at 10940 E. Chandler Heights Rd. in Southern
All classes are held at the Chandler Senior Center, 202 E. Boston St. Registration
is required by calling 480-782-3580.
Limo company gives Free Fair Housing Workshop
“aloha” to others
Landlords, tenants, leasing agents and Realtors are invited to learn more about
housing discrimination at a free Fair Housing Workshop held Sat., Nov. 8 from 9
Aloha Limousine wants to provide needy families of the community with
a.m. to noon at the Tumbleweed Recreation Center at 2250 S. McQueen Rd.
Thanksgiving dinners, and is looking for donations for cook-it-yourself Thanksgiving
To register or receive more information, call Chandler’s Community Development
dinner “kits.”
Division at 480-782-4354.
Offi ce Manager Kristi Peckham says the kits provide families with a traditional
turkey, gravy, potatoes, vegetables, bread, pie and more, thanks to Aloha Limousine
and other generous donors.
Parade of Lights deadline nears
“As Thanksgiving Day approaches, many are giving thanks for the blessings in
Entry forms for the City’s biggest, brightest seasonal event, Chandler’s 19th
their lives,” she says. “However, it is disheartening to realize how many others are
Annual Parade of Lights, are accepted through Fri., Nov. 14. Families, school
going hungry this holiday season.”
groups, marching bands, civic and neighborhood organizations, dance troupes
Aloha Limousine’s goal is to help 100 families, and donations needed to
and businesses are all invited to participate.
feed a family of four to six people include canned vegetables, turkeys, boxes of
This year’s parade takes place 7 p.m. Sat., Dec. 6 in downtown Chandler and is
instant potatoes, stuffi ng, canned cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Individuals
followed by the 52nd annual Tumbleweed Tree Lighting. Entry categories are Best
donating any item to the company’s Tempe offi ce will be entered in a drawing
Lit Musical or Dance Group, Best Lit Community Group, Best Lit Church Group,
for a free, three-hour complimentary Aloha Limousine ride, valid Sunday through
Best Lit Automotive Group, Best Lit Business Entry, Biggest and Brightest, and Best
Lit Animal Entry.
Aloha Limousine is also taking nominations of families in need through Wed.,
Forms are available at and at all Chandler
Nov. 12. Aloha Limousine is located at 947 S. 48 St., Suite 101 in Tempe and can be
community and recreation centers. To request a form by mail, call 480-782-2665.
contacted at 480-64-ALOHA (25642) or by email at
For information on more upcoming festivals and events, call the City’s Special
Event Hotline at 480-782-2735.
Sign up for Santa
This season, Chandler kids have a chance to eat lunch with or receive a surprise phone call
from Santa.
Children ages 3 through 8 years can enter Chandler’s “Lunch with Santa Coloring Contest”
for a chance to have lunch with Santa on Dec. 20.
Children ages 3 through 6 years can be surprised with a phone call from Santa between 8
a.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 14 through 18.
Forms for both are available beginning Nov. 3 via pickup at City of Chandler community
or recreation centers or by download from Coloring
contest entries are due by Mon., Dec. 1; Santa’s Calling forms must
be returned by Wed., Dec. 10.
Submitted photo
For more info, visit
HO, HO, HO: Visit with
Santa at Chandler’s 2008
Parade of Lights.
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