City Councilmembers attend a Saturday night Ottawa University football game.

Councilmember Ken Remley October Newsletter

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Fire Station 304

As Surprise continues to grow, so do public safety needs. Last month, Fire Station 304 held a groundbreaking ceremony. This new fire station will be located in the city’s northern region to replace the temporary facility which has been in use for approximately 17 years. Once completed, this station will be able to support the growth in the area.

Ottawa University

Ottawa University is bringing Saturday night college football to our town! The OUAZ Spirit held their first home football game last month and the stands were packed with fans, parents and students. Council attended to show our support, not only for the team, but for the partnership we share with Ottawa University.

City Councilmembers attend a Saturday night Ottawa University football game.

Stage Left Productions

During the month of October, Stage Left Productions will hold performances of The Diary of Anne Frank. This dramatic presentation brings to life eight people hiding from Nazis in an attic. Capturing the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence, their fear, their hope, their laughter and their grief, this performance will be one to go see. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased at www.stageleftaz.com.

6th Annual Surprise Fiesta Grande

The City of Surprise is seeking promotional booth applicants and classic car show entries for its annual Surprise Fiesta Grande street fair on October 12 near Villanueva Recreation Center, 15660 N. Hollyhock St.

This Hispanic-oriented, cultural festival and street fair features mariachi music, a piñata plaza, games, food, dancing, music and much more. A shuttle service will be offered due to limited parking near the Villanueva Recreation Center. Mark your calendars for October 12, and I look forward to seeing you there. For more information, visit www.surpriseaz.gov/fiestagrande.

Surprise Fiesta Grande free shuttle parking map.

Volunteer for a Day of Service

The City of Surprise Neighborhood Services Department is seeking over 200 volunteers to participate in the Fall Day of Service on Saturday, October 19. This event helps to promote community pride and engagement. There will be several indoor and outdoor service projects to include painting, sorting, yard work and other services.

Following the completion of the community service projects, an island party will be held with BBQ, live music, games and fun!

For more information or to register, please email Ervin.Cutwright@surpriseaz.gov. Groups of 10 or more must RSVP with a group name.

Public Safety G.A.I.N. Night

Public Safety G.A.I.N. Night will be held on Saturday, October 26 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Head out to Mark Coronado Park, 15960 N Bullard Ave., for a family event that will offer trick-or-treating, a gaming trailer, dinosaurs presented by the Dino Crew and much more. Remember to bring two cans of food for the Salvation Army to receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a prize. Admission is free. Food and beverage will be available for purchase.

Veterans Day Parade

The City of Surprise is accepting parade entries from clubs, organizations, groups and residents who want to show their patriotic spirit and honor those who bravely served our country. The parade will be held on Monday, November 11. Entry forms are available online at www.surpriseaz.gov/specialevents or at the Parks and Recreation Office, 15960 N. Bullard Avenue. Entries are due by October 27.

HOA Meetings

I always enjoy meeting with residents in their neighborhoods. It is my continued goal to visit every HOA in my district on a frequent basis. If I have not yet visited your community, please contact me at 623.222.1300.