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Purchase a piece of art, help fight hunger

October 14, 2009

Ninth Annual Foothills Empty Bowls Project Lunch set for Friday, Oct. 23

empty bowlsCAREFREE – The Sonoran Arts League, the Town of Carefree, Marjon Ceramics, and Carefree Resort & Villas are inviting the public to help fight hunger at the 9th Annual Foothills Empty Bowls Project Lunch set for Fri., Oct. 23 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Carefree Town Center.

As in previous years, patrons can choose to purchase an original, artist-crafted bowl, dine on pasta provided by Carefree Resort & Villas, and bid on the artwork offered by members of the Sonoran Arts League in the silent auction. More than 2,000 hand-crafted ceramic and glass bowls will be sold for a minimum donation of $15. Proceeds benefit the Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center.

The Empty Bowls Lunch is the only official fundraiser for the Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center, which assists families who reside in Anthem, New River, Desert Hills, Carefree, Cave Creek and other North Valley areas.

For more information about the 9th Annual Foothills Empty Bowls Project, call 480-488-1145 or visit

Rural/Metro Fire Department announces the release of the
‘FIDO bag’™

October 14, 2009

fido bagCAVE CREEK – Rural/Metro Fire Department in partnership with Animal Health Services in Cave Creek and the FETCH Foundation, have developed a pet emergency rescue kit called the FIDO bag™.

The FIDO bag™, through donations from Animal Health Services and the FETCH Foundation, with assistance from firefighters has been developed and donated to fire units to aid them in the treatment of injured pets (smoke inhalation, bee stings, motor vehicle collisions, etc ...).
The most vital item in the bag is the veterinary oxygen mask, specially designed to fit the muzzle of dogs and cats.

The Rural/Metro Fire Department is encouraging the public to attend a FIDO bag™ event at Animal Health Services, 37555 N. Cave Creek Rd. Saturday, Oct. 17, 1 – 5 p.m.

There will be fire trucks, firemen, 'ask the vet' booth, pet CPR demonstrations, and pet adoptions. Children, parents, and pet owners come have fun!

For donations or Pet Alert Emergency Stickers, contact Animal Health Services. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sales of stickers go to the FIDO bag™ program.