Veterans Heritage Project student scholarships will go to Michelle Hugo and Lizzy Satran of Cactus Shadows High School in Cave Creek and Amani Kassisich of Campo Verde High School in Gilbert.
Registration and sponsorship information can be found at www.avhof.org or from Kathy Laurier at 602-909-2121.
The leadership of Maricopa StandDown wants to thank the many doctors and other providers at the recent StandDown, which treated the 570 pets that attended with their owners. Veterinarians who donated their services were Dr. Connie Anderson, Animal House Veterinarian Clinic, Queen Creek; Dr. Colleen Salmon, VCA Phoenix West Animal Hospital; Dr. Lindsay Danner, VCA Mesa Animal Hospital and Dr. Nanette Westhof, VCA Tri-City Animal Hospital and Acacia Cat Hospital.
In addition three groomers brought in their trucks: Jason@Aussie Mobile Pet Grooming, 602-688-3174; Toyre@Petutopia, 623-755-1050; andBrenda@AllDogsGotoBrenda.com, 602-692-4701 North Phoenix area only. Also taking part were Maricopa County Animal Care and Control, which spayed and neutered pets.They had two 31-foot units. Vets who did not bring their pet were given a free certificate for care at another time. Also, thanks go to Dogs on Deployment and Pets Smart Charities. Also a big thank you to Bonnie Clark of Pads for Paws in Sun Lakes for providing 200 dog beds.
These services, under the direction of Julie Carlson, a certified veterinary technician from the Pima Medical Institute, and her mother, Connie, will also be offered at the Flagstaff StandDown in May.
Salute A Soldier 5K Run will take place March 21 at Freestone Park, 1045 E. Juniper, Gilbert. Cost is $40 for 5K or $25 for one-mile walk. Visit www.AZ heroestohometowns.orgfor more information. Kathy Pearce, the sponsor of this charity, is known to me and I highly recommend anything she does. Details: 480-330-1632.
The Valley has been selected for the U.S. Navy Band Southwest’s tour. The band will be deploying its Ceremonial Band, Brass Quintet, Marching Band and 32nd Street Brass Band at various events. They will perform spring training opening ceremonies and the national anthem at 1:05 p.m. on March 3 and 5 at Goodyear Ballpark; at 1:05 p.m. March 4 at Salt River Fields; and at 1 p.m. March 7 at Scottsdale Stadium. At 1 p.m. March 6 at Camelback Ranch, the marching band will provide an opening show imparting an impressive visual and musical presentation and evoking the strongest feelings of patriotism and pride represented by the Navy today. The Navy Band Southwest's Brass Quintet will perform a public concert at 1 p.m. March 7 at the Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix.
Manuel King Ladies Auxiliary Post 1710 is presenting High Tea from 4-7 p.m. March 15 at VFW Post 720, 4853 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix. Tickets are $10 donation and cover dinner, an elegant hat contest, a silent auction and a gentlemen’s auction. Details or tickets: 480-839-4908 or 480-427-6262.
Reach retired Master Chief Petty Officer Arthur G. Sloane, Coast Guard, at 480-802-6810 or firstname.lastname@example.org.