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Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce Presents: The Fountain Festival of Arts

Fountain Festival of Arts and Crafts, November 11-13,  10 am-5 pm

Fountain Hills Art FestivalsEach year, the Chamber of Commerce hosts the Fountain Festival of Arts and Crafts, part of a series of events that introduce hundreds of thousands of people to Arizona’s best kept secret, Fountain Hills.  With nearly 500 booths of artisans and craftsmen from all over the United States, a tasty offering of food ranging from organic to “carnival carbs” by gourmet restaurants and local service clubs plus live music by such artists as Esteban and others, the show has become one of Arizona’s favorites!


Some of our favorite clients enjoying the fair: Deb Alexander and Colleen Weborg, both of Nebraska

The Fountain Festival is always a great way to get your Christmas Shopping done!  You’ll find original works of art in every price range, hand crafted clothing and hats, knick knacks, yard art, furniture and more.  As a Realtor, I often go into homes that are exquisitely decorated and appointed with pieces gained through years of festival shopping.  It’s part of what  makes Fountain Hills so special!

This year the event coincides on Veterans Day, which the community supports in a BIG WAY with a ceremony at the beautiful Veteran’s Memorial at 9:00 am and then later a larger celebration that includes thousands of local residents in their red shirts, an F-16 Flyover, music, presentations and more.  For more informaiton, check out Veterans Day Celebration.

Fountain Hills Public Art

First Love by Carol Cunningham, located at Fountain Park

Visitors to the community will also see a vast collection of public art–nearly 100 signficant pieces!  Just this week, the National League of Cities and Towns chose to bring two large buses of mayors, council people and town staffers to Fountain Hills to study the community’s nationally admired efforts at volunteerism, public art, public spaces and community pride.

To learn more about Fountain HIlls, visit the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce, located at 16837 E. Palisades Blvd  Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
(480) 837-1654.  They work hard to promote local business and introduce new visitors to the community.   Be sure to log onto their website.  Throughout the year, they host a number of events and promotions, including the upcoming Thanksgiving Day Parade at 9:00 am, Thanksgiving Morning.  In the spring, another nationally recognized art show, The Great Fair, will again come to the Avenue of the Fountains.

If you visit the Fountain Festival of Arts and Crafts, be sure to also stop by Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate at 16824 E. Avenue of the Fountains.  We’ll have hot popcorn and lots of information about the local community and real estate.  For a real treat, check out www.150Ways.com and you’ll get live links to 150 events and venues all around the area that you can explore, visit and enjoy.  Or, just give us a call at 480-816-5557.

Veterans Day in Fountain Hills: Home of the Free, Because of the Brave

Fountain Hills Pay’s a BIG RED Tribute to It’s Veterans this Friday

Fountain Hills Veterans Memorial

If last week was “Wine Week” in Fountain Hills, this week is “Veteran’s Appreciation Week.”  Leave it to Fountain Hills to create a world-renowned event from the hard work of some volunteers and good intentions!

Things kick off Thursday evening with a casual celebration of the 236th Marine Corp Birthday.  Sonoran Lifestyle agents Pat Pagliuco and Suzanne Nann came up with a great idea to honor their Marine Corp husbands, and Gary Lvov, manager at the Holiday Inn Fountain Hills is contributing with free happy hour appetizers from 5-8 pm.  Marines from all over the Valley of the Sun are invited along with their spouses or significant others.

Suzanne Nann, Rosa Janssen, Pat Pagliuco, Fountain Hills Veterans Day Celebration

Sonoran Lifestyle's Patriotic Red Shirt Girls: Suzanne, Rosa, Pat, Lady & Roxy

On Friday, November 11…or 11/11/11…the Veteran’s Day Events begin with a ceremony at 9:00 am at the Fountain Hills Veterans Memorial…be sure to come early to get a seat!

Later that afternoon, Fountain Park will turn red with hundreds (thousands???) of volunteers with their red shirts that say “Fountain Hills…Home of the Free, Because of the Brave.  This event kicks off at 2:00 p.m.  The event will feature
Congressman David Schweikert, County Attorney Bill Montgomery, and Pinal County  Sheriff Paul Babeu.  There will be a salute to the troops and an F-16 fly over along with entertainment by Tommy Holloway & The Fountain Hills
Community Band, a fly over by a vintage B-17, sky divers, and the World Famous Fountain will be turned red.

If anyone is interested in riding in the B-17 which is scheduled to fly over at the end of the ceremony, the 3 seats in the front of the plane are $850.00 each and the 5 in the back are 425.00 each.

Please visit www.redshirtfridayinfountainhills.info/
for additional information to purchase your Red Shirt today!

Donations Accepted to Support Disabled & Homeless Veterans