Laveen Village Voice

January 11, 2017 - bbq set


BBQ, Parade on Tap for February

There are so many elements that make Laveen a singular place to live – a stately South Mountain casting a shade over a community, cottonfields subsequent to new subdivisions, hitching posts during internal shops and pubs.

As 2017 gets underneath way, dual singly Laveen events are reduction than a month divided and have been in a formulation for many months. The 65th Annual Laveen Pit BBQ is set for Saturday, Feb. 11 and a Laveen Community Parade is set for Feb. 4.

Sponsored by a nonprofit Laveen Community Council, a grill brings together thousands of residents for a day of feasting on barbecue, throwing adult with neighbors, visiting a hundreds of businessman booths and enjoying song and other entertainment. Proceeds from a eventuality are used to support internal girl by scholarships and appropriation girl activities. The whole eventuality is concurrent and operated by village volunteers.

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The other arriving annual eventuality is a Laveen Community Parade, sponsored by a Laveen Lions Club, a nonprofit county organization. There is no cost to attend in a parade, though a deadline to enter is Sunday, Jan. 10.  The impetus will take place on Saturday, Feb. 4. Participants impetus along Dobbins Road from 43rd Avenue to 51st Avenue.

The thesis of this year’s parade, that starts during 11 a.m., is Loving Life in Laveen. Entries will be judged on Originality, Appearance, and Detail (judging takes place from 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.)

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While a holidays are now behind us, Laveen residents got a possibility to knowledge another rather singular eventuality on Christmas and New Year’s weekends. Local proprietor Rob Olson gave giveaway light tours along a 10-mile track to some-more than 100 people who sealed adult to float his splendid red double decker train embellished out in splendid lights itself.

“I always dreamed of owning a double-decker bus, ever given we was a small boy,” Olson said. “I have always had a mindfulness with them.”

The train was built in 1960 and served routes in London, England from 1960 to 1986. The diesel-powered train was afterwards sole to a debate association in Niagara Falls. Olson purchased a train in 2013 and brought it opposite a nation to Laveen.

Olson took passengers along homes and communities in Laveen famous for their pleasing light displays. On 6 p.m. debate on Dec. 30, about 40 people clambered adult a stairs to a tip level, or staid into a strange seats on a reduce level.

Community members who differently competence never have exclaimed over a lights and socialized with any other.

Olson, a realtor and owners of Red Bus Realty, skeleton to enter a car in a Laveen Community Parade.

Rose Hutchinson Tring is a long-time publisher and owners of AZ Media Maven, a Laveen-based selling and open family company. She is also a owner of, a internal business office and giveaway village calendar. Email her at




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