The end of March 2014 ushers in another Anthem Days’ celebration for the community of Anthem, Arizona and the surrounding NW Phoenix Valley. This year marks the 15th Anthem Days event and is packed with all the typical fun and revelry that those of you who have been to one before have come to expect. One could argue that Anthem Days is Anthem’s signature festival with it being the longest running annual event that it celebrates. The fun begins on Saturday, March 29 from 10:00AM – 4:00PM and repeats on Sunday, March 30 at the same times.
This two-day event has a plethora of family-friendly activities scheduled:
- local business expo
- glass blowing demonstration
- carnival with vending and rides
- a kids’ zone with inflatables and bounce houses
- food court with a beer garden
- craft vendors
- the Eggstravaganza egg hunt (sponsored this year by CCV Anthem)
- live musical entertainment
- salsa making contest
- $10,000 half-court shot contest (sponsored by OSR Physical Therapy)
- Emma’s 5K/10K runs
- Anthem Neighborhood Watch 911 Simulator and Child Fingerprinting
- Daisy Mountain Fire Department Demonstrations
There are several other events that take place both days such as World War II airplane flyovers. For those that are not as familiar with all the businesses Anthem has to offer, many of them have booths set up where you can meet up and discuss what they have to offer all on the same area on the grass. There really is no better way to see several vendors all in one day while you merely walk around the fields of Anthem’s community park! Many of you reading this are probably not used to seeing such lush green rye grass this time of year. Well, come on our to Anthem Days and experience for yourselves how great our little city is here in NW Phoenix. This festival is open to everyone. Admission and parking are both free.
Come on out and meet new friends, say “hi” to old friends, and just get reacquainted with why you love the community of Anthem, AZ. Oh, and if you find that you want to learn more about our community and how you, too, can find a house to call “home” in Anthem Parkside or Anthem Country Club, we can probably help you out with that, too! Cheers!
By David Myers
It’s that time again… Anthem’s semi-annual Go Green Event! Or as I commonly refer to it – Shred Day! Our community’s home owner’s association has partnered with companies such as Republic Services (Allied Waste), Shred-it, Westech Recyclers, Safety-Kleen, Clean Harbors, and Big Brothers and Big Sisters to give Anthem residents the opportunity to recycle electronics, personal documents, paint, clothing and household hazardous waste items at this month’s special Go Green Event.
The event is set for this Saturday, October 19 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Anthem Community Center parking lot – just south of the swimming pools at 41130 N Freedom Way in Anthem, AZ.
So what can you expect from this event? How about a fantastic and free way to acquire some extra space in those packed houses of yours! How about the opportunity to rid yourselves of some of that old computer equipment, paint you’ll never use, old car batteries, old appliances… the list goes on and on! You don’t want or need any of this crap, people! Come on down and rid yourselves of this stuff.
What to bring and drop off:
Household Hazardous Waste
New this year, Clean Harbors will be accepting household hazardous waste items from Anthem residents. Examples include appliances, bleach, car batteries, cleaners, CFL light bulbs, computers, paint, pesticides, pool chemicals, oil, and tires. In addition, Safety-Kleen will also receive and recycle up to 1500 gallons of old paint. Five gallons of paint per Anthem household will be permitted.
Republic Services and Westech Recyclers will be on hand to recycle acceptable large appliances, electrical items, telecom, audio/visual equipment, and other paper-, cardboard-, plastic-, metal-, and glass-based recyclable items. See complete list below.
Shred – my personal favorite with all the real estate documents we archive
Shred-it will provide secure destruction of household sensitive materials including bank statements, check stubs, and credit card offers. The following items will not be accepted for shredding: metal, CDs, tapes, disks, binder clips and three-ring binders. File folders with metal will be accepted.
Big Brothers and Big Sisters will assist residents with clothing donations and provide tax deductible donation receipts. Acceptable items include clothing, toys, linens, and small household items such as lamps, décor, and small appliances.
If you have any more questions about this event, please contact us. As Anthem, AZ residents, we would be happy to assist in making our community more clean and safe!
By David Myers