DECEMBER 5, 2012

Kiwanis Club of Carefree’s Desert Foothills Key Club members meet Gabby

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GABBY GIFFORDS AT AZ TOWN HALLDesert Foothills Key Club members Jenalee Beazley and Bailey Brown meet Gabrielle Giffords on Tuesday at Arizona Town Hall.

Kiwanis Club of Carefree Key Club chairman Manny Gonzales and president Toby Payne accompanied the Key Club members to the 50th Anniversary Arizona Town Hall, during which former Arizona Representative Giffords was honored with the 2012 Shirley Agnos Legacy Award, along with her husband Mark Kelly.

This was a rare public appearance for Giffords without Kelly.

Arizona Town Hall is an independent nonprofit membership organization that identifies critical issues facing Arizona, creates the forum for education and exploration of the topic, and fosters leadership development.

The celebratory luncheon recognizing civic leaders was held at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. It was held in conjunction with the 101st Arizona Town Hall, which was convened to address Civic Leadership for Arizona’s Future.

Jenalee Beazley and Bailey Brown are students at Cactus Shadows High School.

Key Club is an international student-led organization that provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership. Key Club members receive guidance and support from Kiwanis.

For more information on the Kiwanis Club of Carefree or Desert Foothills Key Club, call 480.488.8400 or visit

Photo: Manny Gonzales, Gabrielle Giffords, Jenalee Beazley, Bailey Brown
Photo by Deborah Payne