About Town September E-Newsletter
National Preparedness Month
September is National Preparedness Month — an opportunity for everyone to take action to prepare. From making an emergency plan to signing up for alerts and warnings, Ready.gov has you covered. Take the time this September to ensure you and your family are prepared.
Trunk or Treat Fundraising Events
Trunk or Treat, presented by Rodeo Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram, an Earnhardt Dealership, offers a free night of Halloween fun on Oct. 19! The main attraction – Trunk or Treat Street – provides thousands of pieces of candy to ghosts and goblins. To keep up with the growing demand of trick-or-treaters, the Town is partnering with local businesses to raise funds for candy!
- Old Ellsworth Brewing Company, Queen Creek - Wednesday, Sept. 4, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Culver's, Queen Creek - Wednesday, Sept. 18, 4 to 8 p.m., mention "Fundraiser" or "QC Trunk or Treat"
- Geno's Giant Slice, Queen Creek - Tuesday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., mention "Fundraiser" or "QC Trunk or Treat"
Old Ellsworth Brewing Company, Queen Creek - Sept. 9-22. Donate a bag of unopened individually wrapped candy and receive $1 beer. Limit 1 beer per customer. Must be 21 or older.
Celebrate the Town's 30th Birthday - Sept. 5
Queen Creek turns 30 on Sept. 5! To celebrate the founding of QC, enjoy the historical documentary about QC’s heritage, From Rittenhouse to the QC. And don’t forget to join us at the Founders’ Day celebration on Sept. 21.
Water-Smart Workshop - Soil Building - Sept. 7
Soil building brings life back into soil that has been destroyed over the years. You will learn how to increase carbon stability, air and water flow and feed the soil using various methods to revitalize your soil. Register today.
QC Neighborly Week - Sept. 9 -15
It's a beautiful day in the QC neighborhood, which is why we're encouraging you to celebrate QC Neighborly Week, Sept. 9 through 15. QC Neighborly Week encourages residents to connect with one another and celebrate Queen Creek's hometown atmosphere. Each day during the week, different ways to be QC Neighborly will be shared across the Town's social media platforms, and residents will be encouraged to share their neighborly experiences.
Nominate your outstanding neighbors for Queen Creek's Great Neighbor Program by Oct. 9 for recognition at the Oct. 16 Town Council meeting. Visit the Great Neighbor Award page for more info.
Nextdoor is a great way to connect with your neighbors and get updates from the Town!
VIP Experience - starting Sept. 9 (while supplies last)
Enjoy Trunk or Treat with the VIP Experience. A limited number of VIP Experiences are available for purchase for $60 at the QC Parks & Recreation Annex (21802 S. Ellsworth Road)
starting Sept. 9, while supplies last. Additional “no wait” Trunk Line wristbands can be purchased for $10 (maximum of two additional, must be purchased with VIP Experience).
The VIP Experience will include:
• VIP Parking Pass (1 vehicle)
• $20 in Carnival Tickets
• “No Wait” Trunk Line Wristbands (Qty: 4)
*Anyone (regardless of age) using the VIP Experience (front of the line access) is required to have a wristband. The package comes with four wristbands; two additional wristbands may be purchased for $10 each. Trunk or Treat Street is a free activity, open to everyone. The wristbands are only required for those families participating in the VIP Experience (front of the line access). If families choose to purchase the VIP Experience (front of the line access), a wristband is required for each person in the group (regardless of age).
Candy Drive - Sept. 9 - Oct. 11
Thousands of pieces of candy are distributed on Trunk or Treat Street each year. In order to keep up with the growing demand of trick-or-treaters, the QC Recreation Division is holding a candy drive from Sept. 9 – Oct. 11. Starting Monday, Sept. 9, donate a bag of candy at the QC Parks and Recreation Annex (21802 S. Ellsworth Road) for your chance to win one of five “Grand Prize” Trunk or Treat VIP Experiences! Earn a raffle ticket for every one-pound bag of unopened, individually wrapped candy donated. Winners will be drawn and contacted on Monday, Oct. 14 and recognized through social media.
Queen Creek to Host Blood Drive - Sept. 11
Be QC Neighborly and give the gift of life in honor of the National Day of Service and Remembrance by donating blood at the Town of Queen Creek’s blood drive. The Vitalant bloodmobile will be at Queen Creek Historic Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road, on Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Schedule an appointment online at BloodHero.com using QueenCreek as the sponsor code.
Mighty Kicks Demo Day- Sept. 14
Bring the kids to this interactive demo and meet the instructors of Mighty Kicks on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 9-11 a.m. at Founders' Park (22407 S. Ellsworth Rd.) on the multi-purpose field. Learn more.
Founders' Day - Sept. 21
The community is invited to come out and celebrate Queen Creek’s 30th anniversary at a family-friendly community event in Founders’ Park. The event will feature fun activities, great music and entertainment, pig races, vendors, lawn games, corn-hole tournament, a 4-H zone with equine experiences, a FFA Zone with agricultural experiences, and the Battle of the Badge relay style competitions. Learn more.
QC Parks & Recreation Received Autism Certification
Queen Creek Parks and Recreation recently completed a training and certification program through the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) in an effort to enrich opportunities for individuals and families with autism. The designation of Certified Autism Center (CAC) helps create a more inclusive environment in community spaces. As part of the certification process, IBCCES also reviewed key parks and community resources and will be providing additional information and guides for visitors and residents to the area. Learn more.
Help Keep QC Clean - Bag & Tie Your Trash
To help keep Queen Creek roadways clean, residents are reminded to bag and tie all trash. Bagging and tying your trash help reduce breeding of flies and keeps pests away. You can also help reduce spills on the roadway by not overfilling your trash cart. The Town offers free monthly bulk trash collection upon request. To receive this service, customers must schedule a pick up. Collection may be scheduled any time before 5 p.m. the Monday before your scheduled pick up date. To schedule a bulk pick up, visit QueenCreek.org/BulkTrash. You must have a current and active Town trash and recycling account to participate. When preparing yard debris for bulk collection, remember the three B’s: Bagged, Bundled or Boxed!
What is Stormwater?
Stormwater is not the rain that falls from the sky but the runoff, which is generated when rain flows over land and surfaces such as concrete driveways, sidewalks, streets, parking lots and rooftops, and does not infiltrate into the ground.
- Stormwater runoff is one of the leading causes of water pollution in the United States.
- Preventing stormwater pollution and protecting surface water is a job for everyone.
What You Can Do
- Sweep up yard debris into piles and dispose of properly rather than hosing or blowing down the street.
- Keep your vehicle leak free: wash at the car wash not on the driveway or street and dispose of automotive fluids at a neighborhood auto parts store.
- Be sure to pick up after your pets. Pet waste contains bacteria that can wash into retention basins and parks where families play.
- Use pesticides and herbicides according to instruction.
QCUSD is Hiring!
The Queen Creek Unified School District is always looking to add exceptional individuals to our high-achieving team. We are currently looking for bus drivers, child nutrition workers, and community education employees. View open positions here.
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