Pine District Update for June 19, 2014
Pine District Community Updates
City of Peoria's HOA Q & A Session
The city of Peoria is hosting its first open HOA forum session on the areas such as Code Compliance, Animal Control and Patrol Services. Residents will learn about the process and services, and staff will be available to answer any questions.
The first session will be offered on Wednesday, July 9 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Development and Community Services Building, 9875 N. 85th Ave.
The second session will be offered on Monday, July 14 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Sunrise Mountain Library, 21109 N. 98th Ave.
For more information and to registration CLICK HERE or contact Jaime Gonzalez at 623-773-5140 or email Jaime.email@example.com.
July 4th All American Festival!
The City of Peoria invites the community to the 4th of July All-American Festival at the Peoria Sports Complex!
This year's festival will again feature 4 zones of live entertainment. Guests will enjoy the Country zone featuring music by "Shari Rowe" on the stadium field. The Mariner's practice fields will feature a Rock and Roll Zone with music provided by "The Elevens" and new this year, a Blues Zone will feature "Leon's Juke Joint."
Those with a bean-bag pitching arm will be enticed yet again to compete in the "2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament" following the official American Cornhole Association Rules. The Kid Zone will be filled with a variety of interactive activities with entertainment provided by the "Radio Disney Rockin' Roadshow Crew" who will keep the party hopping with music and cool prizes. Water Zones 1 and 2 will have inflatables for the whole family to cool down and enjoy. Other activities will include a rock climbing wall, face painters, stilt walkers, and several eating contests.
Date: Friday, July 4, 2014
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. / Fireworks @ 9:15 p.m.
Location: Peoria Sports Complex,16101 N. 83rd Avenue
Cost: $5 per Person / Kids 12 and Under are Free / Free Parking
Seating is on the plush lawn and is on a first come first served basis. Attendees are allowed to bring blankets or lawn chairs, and even your own food, but please leave all glass containers, pets and canopies at home. Alcohol, bicycles and grills are also prohibited.
CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online. For additional information about the event, please CLICK HERE.
Peoria Celebrates 60 Years as a City
Though the City of Peoria is honoring and celebrating 60 years as a city, our history goes back to the 1880’s. Some could challenge that our beginnings go back as far as the Native Americans who inhabited and traveled along the river now known as New River. As far back as humans have roamed this area, agriculture has been the reason for settlement.
In the 1880’s, four farming families from Peoria, Ill. were enticed to the areas’ climate and agriculture potential. By 1897, a plat map was filed with the Maricopa County recorder, naming the settlement after their hometown.
Today, Peoria is a vibrant community of more than 160,000 residents that is recognized as having one of the highest quality of life reputations in the country. Agriculture is no longer the reason people move to Peoria. The city now boasts the state’s second largest lake with Lake Pleasant and the Cactus League spring training home of the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres. Peoria is also home to the Challenger Space Center and two critically acclaimed live theaters in the Arizona Broadway Theatre and Theater Works. Residents now enjoy one of the state’s highest performing school districts, nationally accredited recreational services and a neighborhood lifestyle which has been honored by Money Magazine, Forbes, Kiplinger and others.
In a 2013 Citizens Survey conducted by the National Research Corporation, 93 percent of respondents said that Peoria provided an outstanding quality of life. 98 percent said they would recommend Peoria as a great place to live. Like the early settlers, and the inhabitants before them, Peoria has always been a great place to call home.
For more information related to Peoria's history, CLICK HERE.