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Community Notes - January 25, 2017
Submitted by West Valley View on Wed, 01/25/2017 - 12:00am
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Benevilla named charitable recipient
Benevilla, a West Valley human services nonprofit, was named one of two charitable recipients by the Kare Bears of PebbleCreek at its annual volunteer appreciation luncheon in November.
Benevilla was recognized by the Kare Bears for its newest venture, bringing free home services into the Southwest Valley in 2016. The nonprofit began offering free services in January, such as transportation, grocery shopping, light handyman work and friendly visits. For information, visit benevilla.org.
Annual Daddy Daughter Dance set for February
Girls of all ages can share a dance with their fathers or father figures at Tolleson’s and Goodyear’s annual Daddy Daughter Dance from 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Wigwam, 300 E. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. Photographers will be on site for free pictures.
Tickets are on sale and are only available for advanced purchase. Tickets for Goodyear and Tolleson residents are $45 per couple and $20 per additional ticket. The cost for non-residents is $55 per couple and $25 per additional ticket. Deadline to purchase tickets is Feb. 10. Tickets can be purchased at the Tolleson Recreation Department, 9555 W. Van Buren St., Tolleson, and the Goodyear Recreation Department, 3075 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear.
For information, visit goodyearaz.gov or tollesonaz.gov.
Goodyear vice mayor appointed to national committee
Goodyear Vice Mayor Sheri Lauritano has been appointed to the National League of Cities 2017 Public Safety and Crime Prevention federal advocacy committee. The committee develops federal policy positions on issues such as crime prevention, corrections, substance abuse, municipal fire policy, juvenile justice and domestic terrorism. For information, call the city of Goodyear at 623-882-7776.
New tool helps residents track Goodyear projects
Goodyear has launched a new online tool to help residents track the progress of city-funded projects. The new webpage, goodyearaz.gov/projects, shows details such as mapped locations, budgets, start dates, estimated completion dates, project descriptions, percent of completion, contractors and contact information. The site will be updated monthly.
Goodyear Councilwoman re-appointed to national committee
Goodyear City Councilwoman Joanne Osborne was re-appointed to the National League of Cities 2017 Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations Federal Advocacy Committee. The committee is responsible for developing NLC’s federal positions on issues involving national economic policy, general financial assistance programs, liability insurance, intergovernmental relations, census, municipal bonds, civil rights, municipal management and more. For information, call the city of Goodyear at 623-882-7776.
Goodyear Court accepting online payments
The Goodyear Municipal Court began accepting online payments for traffic tickets and municipal citations Jan. 3. To make a payment, visit goodyearcourtpay.com.
Ballet folklorico classes offered
Ballet Folklorico Esperanza, a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit, offers classes at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Avondale Senior Center, 1007 S. Third St., Avondale. Classes are open to children ages 5 through 18 with no previous experience required. For information, call 602-403-1575 or go to http://www.balletfolkloricoesperanzainc.ning.com.
Former Goodyear resident earns Eagle Scout distinction
David J. White of Colorado Springs and formerly Goodyear earned his Eagle Scout badge during an Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony held Nov. 29 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
David is the son of Retired Col. Jason White and Vikki White of Colorado Springs, Colo., and formerly Goodyear, and the grandson of Ann Carter of Goodyear. He is a junior at Liberty High School in Colorado Springs.
He began his Boy Scout career in Goodyear and continued it in Colorado.
Tolleson police receive DUI enforcement grant
The Tolleson Police Department was awarded $16,000 in funds from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. The funds will be used to support personnel services and employee-related expenses for DUI enforcement throughout the city and the West Valley.
Sandi Nielson appointed Avondale vice mayor
The Avondale City Council voted Jan. 2 to appoint Sandi Nielson as vice mayor. The vice mayor position is a two-year term.
Nielson was first elected to the City Council in 2014 and serves as a representative of the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
All Faith Community Services seeks volunteers
All Faith Community Service’s Buckeye Food Bank is seeking volunteers as drivers, office staff, clerks for its thrift store and runners. Volunteers are asked to be available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday trough Friday at the All Faith Community Services building, 214 S. Fifth St., Buckeye. For information, call Cassie Wilkins at 623-386-3513.
Library survey launched
The Buckeye Public Library System is seeking public input from residents through a survey. Results from the survey will help to determine what library services are most vital to residents and what services may still be needed in the future.
The survey can be completed online at www.buckeyeaz.gov/library or picked up through Jan. 31 at the following locations:
• Buckeye City Hall, 530 East Monroe Ave.
• Downtown Library, 310 N. Sixth St.
• Buckeye Community Center, 201 E. Centre Ave.
• Festival Foothills Elementary, 26252 W. Desert Vista Blvd.
Buckeye Recreation Center, 1003 E. Eason Ave.
• Festival Sage Recreation Center, 26501 Desert Vista Blvd.
• Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce, 508 E. Monroe Ave.
• Tartesso Elementary, 29677 W. Indianola Ave.
• All Bookmobile Stops
Anyone who enters his name, email and phone number on the completed survey will be entered to win one of three Kindle Fires.
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