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Arizona Highways Crew Attends Cronkite Award Luncheon… in Photos

Director of Sales & Marketing Kelly Mero and Photo Editor Jeff Kida

The Arizona Highways team spent part of the day at the Cronkite Award Luncheon where we watched award-winning sportscaster Bob Costas receive the 2012 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. Talk about a great couple of hours. Mr. Costas was a fantastic speaker and told some absolutely brilliant stories… what a treat!

Thanks again to everyone who made this event possible… it’s always a pleasure to attend this annual luncheon.

Below are some photos from our afternoon (and yes, we do dress up from time-to-time — shocking!).


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Help Raise $$$ for the Sumatran Tiger Experience at The Phoenix Zoo

Courtesy of the Phoenix Chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers

Every year, members from the Phoenix Chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers host their annual auction to raise funds for animal conservation efforts and zookeeper education. This year, a portion of the proceeds will benefit The Phoenix Zoo and the new Sumatran Tiger Experience. This $3 million, state-of-the-art enclosure will allow the zoo to house up to six Sumatran tigers. Found only on the island of Sumatra, Sumatran tigers are a rare subspecies of tigers and, reportedly, there are fewer than 400 of these beautiful animals left.

So, if you’re looking for a great cause to support, consider this your “save the date.” This Sunday, September 23, come on out and hit up this year’s auction, which will be held at The Stonehouse Pavilion at The Phoenix Zoo. The event starts at 5 p.m. and attendees can expect a silent and live auction (think animal themed items, restaurant and store gift cards, wine gift baskets, sporting memorabilia and museum admission passes), a raffle, door prizes, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/phoenixaazk  or  www.phoenixaazk.org


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Drink Wine and Support Our Friends in Crown King this Saturday

Courtesy of Wine in the Pines

This Saturday, over 150 people will drive over 26 miles of dirt roads, climbing up the Bradshaw Mountains to attend Wine in the Pines, held in the historic mining town of Crown King. In its sixth year, Wine in the Pines offers guests a variety of wines and microbrews, along with hors d’oeuvres and tempting desserts from The Melting Pot, dancing and live music. Don’t miss out on the cooler weather and beautiful views from The Mill Restaurant’s indoor-outdoor patio, “The Engine Room,” featuring a 3-cylinder diesel engine used to power mining operations along Route 66. Attendees will sample a variety of red, white and blush wines, along with a selection of beers.

Courtesy of Wine in the Pines

Ticket price includes all tastings, souvenir wine glass and entry in door prize drawings. Additional raffle items will be on display and tickets available for purchase throughout the evening. Proceeds from the evening are donated to Child Crisis Center – East Valley, an organization that serves as a safe haven for abused and neglected children who have been removed from their home, as well as a resource for families in crisis and a licensing agency for foster/adoptive parents.

This year, Wine in the Pines will also feature a special live auction item to benefit the Crown King Fire Department. CK Fire Dept was an integral part of the effort to battle the Gladiator Fire in May 2012 and protected hundreds of Crown King homes from destruction.

Visit www.WineinthePinesAZ.com for more information and to purchase tickets online.

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