Scottsdale Arizona


34th Annual Mighty Mud Mania Set July 17 by quotes

The muddiest show on (or in) earth returns July 17 when Scottsdale’s Mighty Mud Mania flings into action for the 34th time.

Activities run from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chaparral Park, 5401 N. Hayden Road. This year Might Mud Mania has a lead sponsor — Henkel Consumer Goods Inc., marketers of well known brands such as Dial soap.

Mighty Mud Mania features activities for kids in two age groups, 6 and under and ages 7 to 17.  The younger group can enjoy the Mini Mud Course, Mudville (a “funtown” of mud), mini waterslide, mudpit and sand castle building. Older children can try the Original Mud Obstacle Course, waterslides, sandcastle building, and mudpits.

Participants must wear lace-up or Velcro shoes (sandals and flip-flops are not allowed) and must bring a signed permission slip or have a parent or guardian available at the event to sign one.

Scottsdale firefighters will provide a “kidwash,” so children can go home
clean.  Fully rinsed kids who bring along clean swimsuits and towels can
also enjoy a free swim at Chaparral Pool from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Residents can call 480-312-2771 to be put on a list to receive Mighty Mud Mail, or e-mail terickson@scottsdaleaz.gov to be put on an e-mail list for detailed information, permission slips, parking map, and everything needed for the event.

There is also an MMM answer line at 480-312-2704. About 200 volunteers are needed to staff the event each year.  Muddy and
not-so-muddy jobs are available.  Please call or e-mail the numbers and
address listed above by July 6 to volunteer.

Other sponsors for the 2009 event are Arizona’s Tooth Dr. for Kids,
ClifKid/Clifbar, Cricket Communications, Heritage Trucking, SRP, and
Universal Fog Outdoor Misting Systems.

For event details, visit http://www.ScottsdaleAZ.gov/Parks/MMM



Teens can now Apply for the Mayor’s Youth Council by quotes
June 3, 2009, 5:52 am
Filed under: Arizona, Community, Scottsdale, Youth | Tags: , , , ,

Scottsdale high school students are invited to apply for the Mayor’s Youth Council.

The Youth Council provides teenagers the opportunity to:
** Learn about how local government works and how services are provided
** Tour various city facilities and meet with key city staff and city
officials
** Participate in various meetings and/or events
** Share their ideas about local government and local issues with the Mayor, City Council and city staff.

Those selected to participate must be willing to attend and participate in all scheduled meetings and events. They also must help plan and participate in Youth Council events.

Applicants must attend a high school in the city or be a Scottsdale resident currently attending high school; and be a sophomore, junior or senior.

Applications are available at http://www.ScottsdaleAZ.gov/education/SMYC
The deadline to apply is Aug. 31.  For more information, visit the Web site or contact Daniel Morgan with the city’s youth and family services office at dmorgan@ScottsdaleAZ.gov or (480) 312-7922.



COLD STONE CREAMERY RAISES $787K FOR MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION by quotes

COLD STONE CREAMERY RAISES $787K FOR MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION

Cold Stone Creamery executives present a check for the amount of $787,976.71, the largest donation in company history, to the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of America at the Cold Stone Creamery located at Arcadia Commons on Thurs., Nov. 9, 2006. Donations were collected at stores nationwide throughout the month of September and during the fifth annual Worlds Largest Ice Cream Social on Sept. 28, 2006.

About the Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Make-A-Wish Foundation® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Born in 1980 when a group of caring individuals helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is now the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 69 chapters in the U.S. and its territories. With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants more than 12,500 wishes a year and has granted more than 141,000 wishes in the U.S. since inception. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit www.wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.

About Cold Stone Creamery

Cold Stone Creamery delivers The Ultimate Ice Cream Experience® through a community of franchisees who are passionate about ice cream. The secret recipe for smooth and creamy ice cream is handcrafted fresh daily in each store, and then customized by combining a variety of mix-ins on a frozen granite stone. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Cold Stone Creamery is an independently owned franchise system with nearly 1,400 stores in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam, Japan and Korea. For more information about Cold Stone Creamery, visit the companys Web site at www.coldstonecreamery.com

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APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE FOR THE SCOTTSDALE MAYOR’S YOUTH COUNCIL by quotes
September 2, 2006, 4:45 pm
Filed under: City of Scottsdale News, Mary Manross, Mayor, Scottsdale, Youth

APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE FOR THE SCOTTSDALE MAYOR’S YOUTH COUNCIL

The Scottsdale Mayor’s Youth Council is looking for local high school students who are interested in attending monthly meetings where they will meet with local elected officials and key city staff.  Members will have the opportunity to tour various city departments, and also work on a community service project.  Applications for the 2006/07 school year are available next month.  For more information, call the city of Scottsdale’s Youth and Family Services at (480) 312-7922.