Neighborhood Briefs

2013-12-19T00:00:00Z Neighborhood BriefsGabriel Armenta Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Ward 2 open house
from 4-6 p.m. today

Ward 2 is hosting a Holiday Open House from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the Ward 2 Council Office, 7575 E. Speedway.

This is a free event, but donations will be accepted for the Community Food Bank and the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona.

Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information or to RSVP call 791-4687.

Humane Society hosts movie night for kids

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona is hosting movie and a cuddle night for kids ages 9-11 from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday.

Dogs from the Pet VIP program will be on site to share some cuddles and belly rubs. Kids are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring blankets, pillows and sleeping bags. Pizza will be provided for dinner and there will be holiday-themed crafting activities.

The cost is $25 for the public and $15 for Hand-In-Paw-Kids Club members.

Register at by today.

For more information call 321-3704, Ext. 142.

State group honors county fair managers

The managers of the Cochise County and Pima County fairs were honored last month at the 35th annual Arizona Fairs Association convention for “outstanding dedication and service to the association and fair industry,” according to the association.

Jon Baker, manager of the Pima County Fair, was inducted into the AFA Hall of Fame. During his 20-year career, Baker has managed both the Pima and the Coconino County fairs and worked at the Arizona State Fair. Under his leadership and effort, the Arizona Fairs Association completed its first socioeconomic impact study, which the association has used to help protect fair funding in Arizona.

Karen Strongin, manager of the Cochise County Fair, was named Fair Manager of the Year. Strongin has served her hometown fair for 20 years and is the first person to be given the award twice while at the same fair.

The Arizona Fairs Association is a trade group whose members include fair managers, fair staff workers, board members, business owners and service companies.

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