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Volume 20, Number 4 ✦ April 2012


INSIDE: PebbleCreek athletes shine at Arizona Senior Olympics


What’s


4th Annual Century Ride ...4


Comedy Dinner Theatre returns ...6


Pooch Parade April 7 ...12


Suzanne Arango Three softball teams were sent to the Senior Olympic Games at Rio


Vista Sports Complex the week of February 20. PebbleCreek’s 60 - 65 year olds took home the Gold. Standing left to right are Bob Czajkowski, Tom Vincent, Terry Ranta, Gary Simons, Ricky McPherson, Alan Jones, Randy Prinz, Joaquin Arango Kneeling left to right are Mark Roberts, Tom Carlson, Brad Hansen, Ted Wallace, Rich Karp, Ron Shaw


Salute to


Fred Alves ...28


Paula Handrup. Paula and her team, the Spirit 60s, won the


California


Singles Club enjoys tasting party ...34


Gold Medal winner, Paula Handrup.


March Madness for the


Tennis Club ...50


Gold Medal in the 60-64 year old division of the women’s softball in the Arizona Senior Olympics, held in Mesa at Riverview Park March 3 and 4. They won all six games to claim the championship. This qualifi es the team to compete in the National Senior Olympics to be held in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2013. This is the 56th medal Paula has won in senior softball since she and her husband, Clark Neal, moved to PebbleCreek in 2000.


What to do with visiting grandkids this spring


Laurie Farquhar You love your grandchildren


Index:


Generals ........................ 2 Features ...................... 22 Unit Happenings .....25-27 Taste of the Town ......... 29 Clubs ........................... 34 Sports .......................... 48 Calendars .................... 56 Classifi eds ..............57-59


and you are very happy when they come to visit. But after a few days of playing cards and board games, swimming at


the


pool, and hitting a few tennis balls with them, you are probably wondering how to keep them amused for the rest of their stay. Luckily, Channel 22 has


produced a two-part series called “Visiting Grandkids - What to Do?” Reporter KT


Tanner


has checked out activities and events around the Goodyear and Phoenix areas and put together a list that you can use to make your grandchildren’s time in Arizona even more fun. She says her goal was to balance outdoor activities such as amusement parks with


educational places such as the museums and zoos. As well, Reporters Pat Ingalls,


Carole


Palmer and Carrie Mataraza visited some of the locations such as the World Wildlife Zoo and Aquarium, the White Tanks Riding Stables and the Musical Instruments Museum to give you a look at what to expect at these places. You can watch the “Visiting


Grandkids – What to Do” video every day on Channel 22 at 9 a.m., 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Even if you don’t have Cox Cable, you can still watch both the March and April videos on the Channel 22 website at www.channel22. info. Click on Online Video on the top of the Home page to fi nd the videos. You will also


— VISITING cont. on page 2


From left to right are Beverly Coe, Muriel Milewski, Carol Gwilt and Diane Augustus.


Carol Gwilt The Arizona Senior Olympics Women Bocce competition was


held Monday, February 20 at Sun City Grand. There were nine teams representing PebbleCreek, Sun City Grand, Sun City and Trilogy. The competition was fun with lots of team spirit and camaraderie.


Holy Week services at PebbleCreek Community Church includes


PebbleCreek Community


Church cordially invites all to attend their Holy Week Services. On Palm Sunday, April 1 at 9:00 a.m. in the Eagle’s Nest Ballroom, we celebrate with the waving of palm branches and festive music. Holy Week continues with our Good Friday service on April 6 at 7:00 p.m. held in the Eagle’s Nest Ballroom. This service will include Communion, as we remember the crucifi xion of Christ. Easter Sunday begins with our


Sunrise Service at 6:00 a.m. on the Clubhouse patio. This service will include uplifting Easter hymns and an inspiring message from Pastor Harry Heinrichs, all of this as the sun rises! Our Easter Sunday Celebration at 9:00 a.m. features our choir celebrating the Resurrection of our Lord with an Easter Cantata entitled No Stone


spirituals


Could Hold Him. This powerful work


and


gospel songs, sharing through music ministry, passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus. And the congregation will sing beautiful Easter hymns as well. Don’t miss this exciting service! These special services will be


moving reminders of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Schedule of Services Palm Sunday Service- April 1 in the Eagle’s Nest


at 9:00 a.m.


Ballroom Good Friday Service – April


6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Eagle’s Nest Ballroom Easter Sunrise Service – April


8 at 6:00 a.m. on the Eagle’s Nest Clubhouse patio Easter Service – April 8 at 9:00 a.m. in the Eagle’s Nest Ballroom 


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