Holiday events planned for Tuba City, Moenkopi

TUBA CITY, Ariz. - District 5 County Supervisor Lena Fowler, Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC) and various community members are organizing a Holiday Light Parade for the Tuba City-Moenkopi area that will take place on Friday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. There is no entry fee for the parade. Line-up will start at Tuba City High School and will end at the TCRHCC Old Hospital parking lot where community members are invited to decorate several Christmas trees that will be on display throughout the month.

Upper Moenkopi Governor William Charley has generously agreed to help purchase the Christmas trees. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy free hot chocolate, apple cider and cookies. The To'Nanees'Dizi Boys and Girls Club and other local schools will be creating ornaments for the trees.

Supervisor Fowler hopes to make the parade and Christmas tree-decorating an annual event and kindly asks for strong participation to make this year's festivities successful. Families are encouraged to bring their children to these fun and free events.

Supervisor Fowler also encourages everyone to attend the 11th Annual Native American Fine Art and Exhibition Sale presented by the Art of the People organization. The exhibition will take place on Friday, Dec. 10 from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tuba City Boarding School Small Gym. Admission is free. Refreshments will be provided as well as a raffle to benefit a community organization.

For more information on this event, contact Baje Whitethorne at (928) 853-1854 or Keith Smith at (928) 856-1789.

If you would like to be involved in the planning process or register a parade entry, call Supervisor Fowler's office at (928) 283-4518, or e-mail lscott@coconino.az.gov or lubilagody@coconino.az.gov.

Finally, Supervisor Fowler would like to thank all the participants who made this year's Community Thanksgiving Dinner and Winter Coat Drive a tremendous success. The dinner and coat drive were held Nov. 19 at the Tuba City High School Pavilion. Nearly 3,000 people were served due to generous contributions from St. Jude's Soup Kitchen and church members; Tuba City Unified School District and Superintendent Bill Higgins; Tuba City Boarding School; Greyhills High School Culinary Arts Program; TCRHCC; Bashas; Kentucky Fried Chicken; Taco Bell; McDonalds; Chester and Lolita Beard/DJ EFXS; Chishi Montoya and many student volunteers.

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