Queen Creek’s Tyler Ruof recognized at town council meeting

Tyler Ruof, who was selected the Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley’s Youth of the Year, was recognized at the March 7 meeting of the Queen Creek Town Council. “Tyler was our Queen Creek Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year,” Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney said. “He participated in a competition […]

New grassroots suicide prevention group to meet Jan. 17

Queen Creek Suicide Care Collaborative will hold its next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Queen Creek branch of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the East Valley. The Queen Creek Boys and Girls Club is in Founders Park, 22557 S. Ellsworth Road, next to the splash pad. The organization was formed […]

Boys and Girls Club to offer sessions to help teens build healthy relationships

Queen Creek club teams with CAAFA, La Frontera to offer free sessions for youths ages 12-18 from all communities; classes start Jan. 5   Date Smart, a series of classes aimed at helping teens better understand how to build stronger relationships and dating, will start Jan. 5 at the Boys and Girls Clubs of the […]

Date Smart teen relationship sessions start Dec. 1 with parent orientation

National program to focus on creating healthy relationships Date Smart, a series of classes aimed at helping parents better understand teen relationships and dating, will start at 6 p.m. tonight  — Dec. 1 — at the Boys and Girls Clubs of the East Valley, Queen Creek Branch, 22557 S. Ellsworth Road, in Founders’ Park near […]

Queen Creek parks and rec advisors to meet tonight, council to meet Aug. 16

AUG. 15-TUESDAY Queen Creek Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting: 6 p.m., Municipal Services Building, San Tan Conference Room, 22358 S. Ellsworth Road. To view the agenda, visit the Calendar listing on the town’s website: www.queencreek.org. AUG. 16-WEDNESDAY Queen Creek Town Council Regular Meeting: 5:30 p.m., Queen Creek Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. Public […]

Calendar of events for Queen Creek

DEC. 20-TUESDAY •Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek: 6:30 p.m., Queen Creek Unified School District administrative building, 20217 E. Chandler Heights Road in Queen Creek. The club meets on the second and third Tuesdays of the month. For more information, visit its website at http://queen-creek-az.kiwanisone.org/. DEC. 21-WEDNESDAY •Queen Creek Town Council Regular Meeting: 5:30-11 p.m., Queen […]

Queen Creek Boys & Girls Club Teen Center receives makeover

The Queen Creek Boys and Girls Club Teen Center is sporting a fresh new look.

Community members Lianna and Brandon Crosby gathered money, supplies and volunteers to renovate the teen center, 22557 S. Ellsworth Road. Through collaboration and hard work, the gathering spot was transformed into an inviting space where the teens can visit. In addition to creating a social space for the teens, the group also provided a holiday party for the teens along with gift cards.

Rhema Soul, Uncle Bear’s and Kneaders provided food for the holiday party, which was held in December, while residents in Hastings Farms provided the gift cards, cups, games and supplies. Residents Cristen Winsor, Heather Hopkins, Jessica LaVelle, Lesley Watson, Laura Thornburg, RaeAnn Jones, Nancy Desmarais, Brooke Quickel, Kathy Simon, Christina Gilbert, Jane Duffey and the Miller family also provided financial assistance for the remodel of the teen center, according to a press release.

Russ’ True Value provided the paint, Lowes provided shelving and Selections Shutters and Blinds provided the blinds while Carpeturn.com provided flooring at a discounted rate, according to the release. The Huitink, Wright, Lorg, Heun and Starks families donated money to pay for the flooring.

“This was a wonderful community effort,” stated Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney. “We appreciate the Crosbys’ coordinating this impressive effort and everyone who helped make it possible. The sense of community is truly what makes Queen Creek a wonderful place.”